Archive | April, 2009

Town May Open Door for Bigger Role for CACs

Posted on 30 April 2009

Citizen Advisory Committees (CAC) across Southampton Town have spent the last year working towards a greater voice in government, particularly when it comes to development issues, forming coalitions east and west of the Shinnecock Canal. Now they would like the town board to allow the committees an opportunity to weigh in on issues in front [...]

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Bridgehampton Considers Impacts of $10 Million School Budget

Posted on 30 April 2009

By Marianna Levine The Bridgehampton School Board’s April workshop meeting turned out to be much longer than the actual school board meeting a week earlier, due in part to the teachers’ ratification of their contract and interim business administrator George Chesterton’s presentation of the school’s 2009-2010 budget. School board candidates Joe Conti, Nathan Ludlow, and [...]

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Darker Skies Ahead, but Town Says It’s a Good Thing

Posted on 30 April 2009

by Marissa Maier   One advantage to living on the East End is a clear view of the night sky. But as residential and commercial development grows, so does the glow of outdoor lighting which infringes upon this vista. Following the steps of neighboring municipalities including Sag Harbor Village, the Southampton Town Board is considering implementing [...]

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Town Tables Cablevision Verdict

Posted on 30 April 2009

   By Marissa Maier   Southampton Town and Cablevision appear to be at an impasse once again over the issue of the availability of local public access TV stations to certain residents. At the town board meeting held on Tuesday, April 28, neither party could agree on how to best accommodate analog customers as the company [...]

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Sag Harbor Cheese Empire Expands

Posted on 30 April 2009

The week of their wedding, Michael and Tracey Cavaniola took the plunge not once, but twice, walking down the aisle and deciding to pursue a dream of opening a gourmet cheese shop after happening upon a Division Street, Sag Harbor location by chance. Fate has seemingly served the Cavaniola family well. Just years later the [...]

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At Home in Sag Harbor: Colson Whitehead’s new novel

Posted on 30 April 2009

Colson Whitehead’s novel “Sag Harbor” officially hit the bookstores this past Tuesday, and while there has been a lot of national press lately about his newest offering, those who know this village intimately will really find much in it that rings true. East End place names, back roads and the intricacies of Sag Harbor in [...]

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Shea Keating: Pierson Grad’s Debut Grenning Gallery Show

Posted on 30 April 2009

For regular visitors to the Grenning Gallery (90 Main Street, Sag Harbor) Shea Keating is a familiar face. As the gallery’s manager, she spends her days showing paintings to clients, keeping track of accounts and making sure the business runs smoothly.  But from now through mid-May, Keating is taking on a new role at the [...]

Sag Harbor Music Program Will Change

Posted on 29 April 2009

Based on the recommendations of an outside consultant, the Sag Harbor School district will revamp their music program in the fall. Pierson principal Jeff Nichols unveiled the plans for future music classes to the school board on Wednesday, April 22. The high school and middle school will offer a general music class — starting in [...]

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Restaurant Forges Identity With Music

Posted on 29 April 2009

For drummer Claes Brondal, it has been a difficult time to meet and play with other musicians. There are few opportunities, he said recently, to sit in and play, especially at a professional level. For restaurant owner John Landes, there was a challenge to make his Bay Burger on the Sag Harbor-Bridgehampton Turnpike a nexus [...]

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Sag ARB Focus on Signs

Posted on 29 April 2009

Diane Schiavoni is known on the Sag Harbor Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board (ARB) as the “Sign Lady” — the board often looking to her for final approval on any sign proposed in the village’s historic downtown. On Monday, Schiavoni joined the rest of the board in approving Phao Thai Kitchen’s perpendicular hanging sign [...]

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