Archive | April, 2009

Summertime Collegiate Baseball Rosters Set

Posted on 24 April 2009

By Benito Vila Good ol’ fashion hardball will be back in Mashashimuet Park for doubleheaders on Sundays starting June 7 and going into August. The players will be using wood bats and taking the field more for a love of the game than money, the team rosters consisting of current NCAA student-athletes. There is no [...]

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Francis O’Donnell

Posted on 24 April 2009

The adventurer, who retraced the expedition of Marco Polo, on trudging through shifting sands, fighting with the Russian mob and why people are basically good   First question, Why? We realized no one had successfully retraced the route from Venice and back. Others had tried and failed for one reason or another and we felt [...]

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Towns Ask for New Rail System

Posted on 23 April 2009

With an operational train station and ferries running to and from Manhattan, Sag Harbor was once a beacon of public transportation. The heyday of the village’s transport system was at the turn of the last century. Fast forward 100 years and the tracks have been ripped up, the ferries have been replaced by the Long [...]

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Sagaponack Moves into New Digs

Posted on 23 April 2009

Champagne and Sagaponack Village Board meetings usually never coincide, but on Monday evening board members had good reason to celebrate at the closing of the trustees monthly session. With glasses in hand, the Sagaponack officials feted the inaugural meeting in the new village hall, purchased almost six months ago. Before acquiring the new digs, the [...]

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Bridgehampton School Race Heats Up with Seven Candidates

Posted on 23 April 2009

By Marianna Levine Seven Bridgehampton community members have filed petitions to run for the Bridgehampton School Board. With elections set for May 19 and three school board seats up for grabs, the candidates, Joe Conti, Doug DeGroot, Laurie Gordon, Nathan Ludlow, Lillian Tyree-Johnson, Ron White, and current board president James Walker (the only incumbent running) [...]

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Sagaponack Weighs In on Parking, Again

Posted on 23 April 2009

To allow parking or not to allow parking. That is the question for the Sagaponack Village Board as they decide whether to give parking waivers to members of the Ocean Zendo Buddhist congregation. Members of the board mulled over the Zendo’s request to station their cars on Bridge Lane during key worshipping hours on Monday, [...]

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North Haven Taxes Remain the Same

Posted on 23 April 2009

Crafting a village budget is a bit of a guessing game. The village must anticipate supplies needed for storms and snowfall, and the number of home sales, renovations and constructions expected. In this sour economy, the modest-sized North Haven Village prepared for the worst but hoped for the best when drafting their $1,213,117 budget for [...]

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Three More Race for Sag Harbor Trustee Seats

Posted on 23 April 2009

The Sag Harbor Party has held the full board of trustees and mayoral seat in the village for a number of years, but with as many as seven prospective candidates emerging for two trustee slots and the mayor’s seat, change may be coming to Sag Harbor. Earlier this year mayor Greg Ferraris and trustee Ed [...]

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Gratto Talks Budget with CONPOSH

Posted on 23 April 2009

“I have a terrific job … but sometimes I feel like an umpire,” said Sag Harbor School District Superintendent Dr. John Gratto, as he spoke to a mixed audience at a CONPOSH (Coalition of Neighborhoods for the Preservation of Sag Harbor) meeting in the basement of the Old Whalers’ Church last Sunday. In addition to [...]

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Bridgehampton OKs Teacher Contract, Cuts Two Staff

Posted on 23 April 2009

By Marianna Levine The death of Bridgehampton School freshman Pablo Saldivar overshadowed the district’s brief school board meeting last Wednesday night. However, the primary focus of the sparsely attended meeting was the approval of a new teachers’ contract, and the dismissal of two employees. With several board members absent, and with only the district’s lawyers [...]

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