Archive | February, 2009

There is Hope Lunch will Pay for itself at the Sag Harbor Schools

Posted on 26 February 2009

The lunch program for the Sag Harbor School District is nearly out of the “red zone,” according to those in the department and district business manager Len Bernard. Cafeteria manager Lisa Koehne and Bernard jointly gave a presentation to the board of education on Monday night, to show the status of the lunch program and [...]

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John Gratto

Posted on 26 February 2009

The Sag Harbor superintendent of schools on balancing the budget and what the federal stimulus package means to the district. Could you sum up the current fiscal situation of the district at this point, are there going to be any mid-year cuts? At one point the governor proposed a mid-year budget reduction, but in fact [...]

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Bulls Head Neighbors: Is Project Too Big or Just Right?

Posted on 26 February 2009

By Marianna Levine There was a lot on the Bridgehampton Citizen’s Advisory Committee’s agenda this past Monday night, but the bulk of the evening focused on plans for a 22 room hotel and wellness center at the intersection of the Bridgehampton -Sag Harbor Turnpike and Montauk Highway. The Orchard at Bull’s Head Inn would renovate [...]

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Stimulus Package May Help at Home

Posted on 26 February 2009

The ink is not yet dry on the stimulus package, but local municipalities may see federal money flowing into their coffers very soon. According to Congressman Tim Bishop, Long Island will receive around $200 million — over a two year period — in transportation development projects, but nearly half of the money allocated for highway [...]

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New Proposal for Ferry Road; Challenge to Parcel Ownership

Posted on 19 February 2009

By Marissa Maier and Bryan Boyhan Developers for the planned condominium complex on Ferry Road adjacent to the bridge in Sag Harbor have proposed what they hope will be a plan that will satisfy local boards who have been skeptical and critical of previous incarnations. At the same time, a local organization has commissioned a [...]

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New Village Zoning Code Nears Final Draft

Posted on 19 February 2009

After two-and-a-half years of zoning planning, code drafting, public forums and numerous revisions, the proposed village zoning code might be enacted as early as April. A public hearing on the new code held on Friday, February 13, yielded less public comment than in previous sessions. The discussion during the hearing was mainly devoted to the [...]

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Last Time for Grievance Day?

Posted on 19 February 2009

On Tuesday afternoon, Sag Harbor Mayor Greg Ferraris, trustees Brian Gilbride and Ed Gregory, and Village Hall Registrar Sandra Schroeder sat in the Municipal Building’s meeting room and waited for local residents to grieve their property tax assessments. The afternoon is referred to as ‘Grievance Day,’ and gives village property owners, who believe their properties [...]

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Pierson’s Crowd Pleasers

Posted on 19 February 2009

  Cheerleaders at Pierson High School are not just doing the old “ra, ra, sis boom ba,” cheer, that has been done so many times in years past. Cheerleading has taken on a different course this year and the girls and their coach are hoping to enhance the program even more for next year. Generally, [...]

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Non-Profits Feel Economic Pinch

Posted on 19 February 2009

Across the board local businesses are hurting from the recession, but perhaps local non-profit organizations are feeling the impact more acutely. With the government contributing very little to their budgets, many local organizations are primarily funded by individual donors or corporations. Kristina Lange, of the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, said that although the [...]

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Sorting Out Summer Soirees Before Season

Posted on 19 February 2009

Sagaponack Village officials are plugging away on requests to hold parties, due to their recent adoption of a local law pertaining to outdoor assembly permits, and are planning some changes to help the process move along faster. At their regular board meeting on Tuesday, Sagaponack trustee Joy Sieger voiced her concerns about the way the [...]

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