Archive | March, 2009

Leave Rhetoric at the Door

Posted on 20 March 2009

We attended last week’s immigration forum at the senior center in Hampton Bays, and although U.S. Congressman Tim Bishop, who spoke at the event, is justified in saying the status quo for the treatment of undocumented immigrants living on the East End is unacceptable, we feel the “status quo” for how these immigration forums are [...]

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Letters March 19, 2009

Posted on 20 March 2009

Looking Out for Taxpayers   Dear Editor, We are fortunate to have elected officials like Linda Kabot and Greg Ferraris setting the appropriate tone for reining in spending. Linda Kabot cut her salary by $5,000 when she took office as town supervisor of Southampton as well as freezing the salaries of administrators. As the town [...]

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Obituaries March 19, 2009

Posted on 20 March 2009

Kiki Riskin Kiki Riskin, (nee Leila) a resident of Sag Harbor for many years, died at Hampton Care Center in Southampton on Friday, March 13, after a long struggle. She was 75 years old. An artist and sculptor who exhibited locally, she was born May 19, 1931 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Harold and [...]

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Sustaining

Posted on 20 March 2009

By Gabrielle Selz We are a community shaped and surrounded by water, bounded on one side by the Atlantic Ocean and on the other by the Peconic Bay and the Long Island Sound; we inhabit one of the most beautiful and highly developed regions of coastal land. However, despite increased awareness of the issues of [...]

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On Winning and Losing

Posted on 20 March 2009

By Benito Vila A few weeks ago the Pierson seventh grade girls’ basketball team lost its debut by one point in double overtime. The kids on the team and their parents stopped me around town the day or two afterwards to tell me what a great game it was. I enjoyed hearing their joyous re-telling [...]

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Whaler Boys Look to Return to Playoffs

Posted on 19 March 2009

By Benito Vila   Abundance is a good thing for the most part, but unexpectedly having more of something often means having to make changes. So it was for Pierson varsity baseball coach Sean Crowley on Monday as he planned the team workout in Mashashimuet Park. Setting up a drill to prepare all his pitchers [...]

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High Hopes for Lady Whalers This Spring

Posted on 19 March 2009

By Benito Vila There are two League VIII titles on the softball banner in the Pierson gym where even as recently as three years ago there were none before. Those two championships, earned in 2006 and 2007, almost became three in a row last season, but an extra-inning title game got away against Port Jefferson. [...]

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Little League Evaluations at SYS This Weekend

Posted on 19 March 2009

By Benito Vila Ah, Little League: that rite of spring that makes some incredibly happy and others wildly apprehensive. The Sag Harbor Bridgehampton Little League is conducting its “evaluations” of its softball and baseball players ages 9-to-12 this Sunday at SYS on Majors Path in Southampton. Softball players are expected at noon and baseball players [...]

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Pair Scores in Rowing Competition

Posted on 19 March 2009

On Saturday March 7, Charles (Max) McIntosh and Lee Oldak, representing the Ross School and Sag Harbor Community Rowing respectively, attended the OLMA Sprints indoor erg Rowing Event at Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Syosset. More than 12 Long Island High Schools attended with over 150 athletes participating. Twelve rowers would participate in each [...]

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Minds Over Matter Time and Date Set

Posted on 19 March 2009

The sixth annual Minds Over Matter 5K is set to start at 8:30 a.m. on West Water Street in Sag Harbor on Saturday, May 9. The race raises money for brain tumor research in honor of Sag Harbor resident Gwen Kosinski who died of that form of cancer in 2002. Her friends and family established [...]

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