Archive | March, 2009

Authors Share Their Tales

Posted on 27 March 2009

As kids in the Pierson Middle School walked the halls in slippers and pajamas on Friday, it seemed like one big slumber party. But there were no pillow fights, because this party was completely focused on reading. Barbara McLaughlin, the school’s librarian who also helped organize the event, said this wasn’t the first time the [...]

A View From the Bridge

Posted on 27 March 2009

In a few short years, people driving over the bridge from North Haven into Sag Harbor will likely see a landscape bearing little resemblance to what exists today. Between the West Water Street condo project now under construction, the planned Ferry Road condominiums and the proposed demolition and reconstruction of Barons Cove Inn, in the [...]

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Did Their Homework

Posted on 27 March 2009

This week we learned the final numbers for the 2009-2010 Sag Harbor School District budget, and though we know times are tough financially for schools and taxpayers alike these days, we feel the school board has come up with a fair and reasonable spending plan. The proposed budget is $29.5 million and it’s something the [...]

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Real Housewives of Sag Harbor: Episode 2

Posted on 27 March 2009

There was electricity in the air as the orchestra’s maestro raised his baton and then gave the signal for a downbeat. A line of song and dance people on stage went into their act. They were all members of the Long Island Association of Developers, Realtors & Overdressed Lawyers. (L.I.A.D.R.&O.L.) The developers were in coveralls, [...]

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Letters March 26, 2009

Posted on 27 March 2009

Divisive Comment   Dear Editor, The Noyac Civic Council invited Dr. John Gratto, the superintendent of the Sag Harbor School District, to speak at its March 10, 2009, meeting. Dr. Gratto presented the proposed 2009-2010 budget and answered a wide variety of questions dealing with the negotiations with the teachers union, the cost per pupil [...]

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Obituaries March 26, 2009

Posted on 27 March 2009

Alexander S. Wenski Alexander S. Wenski, age 85, formerly of Sag Harbor, died November 4, 2008 in Penn Yan, N.Y. His memorial Mass will be held Tuesday, March 31 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Church, Sag Harbor. His nephew Bishop Thomas Wenski of Orlando, Fla., will celebrate the Mass. Interment will be at St. [...]

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Sue Daniels

Posted on 27 March 2009

The director of the Rainbow Preschool, which recently moved from the former Methodist Church in Sag Harbor to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork Meetinghouse on planning a school, the pleasure of four-year-olds and fun with the letter “T”   You’ve gone through a lot of changes in recent years — first moving [...]

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Advertising in Real Estate

Posted on 26 March 2009

With spring now in full swing, and summer fast approaching, the real estate market seems to be picking up according to local brokers. But the way real estate agents are spending their advertising dollars may have changed along with the recent shift in the economy. Although the sale of homes are not nearly reaching the [...]

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Sag Harbor Schools Adopts $29 million Budget

Posted on 26 March 2009

After weeks of numerous budget meetings and workshops, the Sag Harbor school’s board of education adopted the budget for the 2009-2010 school year. On Monday night, at the board meeting, the board unanimously voted to adopt the 2009-2010 budget in the amount of $29,640,657, an increase of $950,000 over last year’s spending plan. The tax [...]

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Guldi Among Five Arrested for Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Fraud

Posted on 26 March 2009

A former Suffolk County legislator was among five suspects arrested Wednesday on grand larceny charges by fraudulently obtaining more than $50 million dollars in mortgages on dozens of homes in Southampton Town, including several a few miles from Sag Harbor in and around Noyac and Water Mill.  In a second scheme, an East Islip man [...]

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