Archive | April, 2009

At the Bridgehampton Gardens

Posted on 28 April 2009

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John Jermain Attempts to Balance Expansion With the Economy

Posted on 27 April 2009

The John Jermain Memorial Library (JJML) Board of Trustees has scheduled a public referendum in June to ask district residents for a second time to approve a multi-million dollar renovation and expansion plan. But with the reality of a troubled economy on the board’s mind, it appears they will float a scaled back expansion plan [...]

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Man Found Unconscious in 7-11 Parking Lot

Posted on 27 April 2009

According to Sag Harbor Village Police, a man was found unconscious in the 7-eleven parking lot on Sunday evening at around 9:40 p.m. Police say they were called by a witness who said they saw two Hispanic males in their mid-twenties exit a green Mercury Sable and then pull a third Hispanic male – also [...]

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Peconic Land Trust Opens Bridgehampton Gardens

Posted on 26 April 2009

Though much of the grounds is still in shades of brown and gray, the promise is that Bridgehampton Gardens will soon be full of color. And for the first time this year, the property, which was developed over the last 20 years by Jim Kilpatric and Harry Neyens, will now be managed for the public [...]

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Letters April 23, 2009

Posted on 24 April 2009

Teachers Need to Exercise Restraint   Dear Sir, As most everyone knows, the country is undergoing a time of economic stress. Millions of people have lost their jobs; millions more have accepted lower salaries and benefits. Evidently the teachers in Sag Harbor have not heard the news as they are demanding not one but two [...]

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So Far, So Good

Posted on 24 April 2009

It’s been five years since the John Jermain Memorial Library’s referendum for an $8 million building plan was voted down — by a resounding majority — and it seems that after a serious period of regrouping, the library is finally close to zeroing in on at least one plan for its future. Ultimatley, it will [...]

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Obituaries April 23, 2009

Posted on 24 April 2009

Edward Demarest Parkhouse, Jr. Ned Parkhouse of Sag Harbor died on January 15, 2009. He grew up on a plantation named Stillwood on Liberty Bayou in New Orleans, LA and graduated from Tulane University there. He worked in New York as chief copywriter at Doubleday Publishing until he moved to Sag Harbor in 1979. At [...]

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Sag Harbor’s Customs House Helped New Nation Out of Debt

Posted on 24 April 2009

By Jim Marquardt When it met in New York City in the summer of 1789, the First Congress of the infant United States found itself facing bankruptcy, with a debt of $77-million. Under the original Articles of Confederation, the Federal Government had no power to tax and had borrowed from France and Holland to finance [...]

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Whalers Stave Off Powerhouse Devils

Posted on 24 April 2009

By Benito Vila In every great story there’s a moment when the hero seems destined to fail, the challenges and the particulars having grown beyond what can reasonably be overcome. But in every hero there’s a resolve that makes the impossible possible. While not every high school varsity baseball game follows such a storybook script, [...]

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Lady Whalers Split League VII Openers

Posted on 24 April 2009

By Benito Vila In many team sports, Pierson, as small as it is, is still larger than some of its League VIII rivals. That’s not the case in varsity softball this year, Center Moriches, Hampton Bays, Port Jefferson, Mercy and Southold/Greenport all drawing from larger student populations. Suffolk County has long had a tradition of [...]

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