Archive | May, 2009

Dems Pick Throne-Holst for Supervisor

Posted on 29 May 2009

As expected Sag Harbor’s Anna Throne-Holst, presently a Southampton Town councilwoman, was picked by the Democratic Party on Friday, May 29, to run for Southampton Town Supervisor. The nomination sets up a contest which will pit the one-term councilwoman against the head of the town’s Conservative Party, James Malone, who was nominated by the Republican [...]

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Student Teachers: Pierson Grads Come Home to Teach

Posted on 29 May 2009

  Pierson alumni, and current teacher, Sean Kelly was just 14-years-old when his family moved to Sag Harbor from a rural, landlocked town in Ireland. Although, his new home and old stomping grounds were separated by thousands of miles, Kelly says both shared a tight-knit community. This close sensibility allowed Kelly to flourish at Pierson [...]

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Noyac Center Off the Table As Town Faces Finances

Posted on 29 May 2009

For nearly five years, Noyac community members had been petitioning Southampton Town for a community center, and in November 2008, it looked like the hamlet was one step closer to getting their wish. Town supervisor Linda Kabot visited the Noyac Civic Council in late November and told the group the town was receptive to the [...]

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Hold the Tip

Posted on 29 May 2009

Well, the lines have been buried and our vistas are preserved. Hallelujah! Now that we’ve gotten what we wanted, it’s time to ask for the check. But be prepared — like the unscrupulous waiter who slips an extra appetizer or two onto the bill when its delivered to the table, LIPA is billing us for [...]

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A Toast to Outdoor Dining

Posted on 29 May 2009

From Albany to Southampton Town, municipal finances are in dire straits and with available funds shrinking by the second, it is rare to find a piece of legislation that stimulates a local economy and costs the government next to nothing. The town board has successfully struck this balance by passing legislation to allow outdoor dining [...]

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Letters May 28, 2009

Posted on 29 May 2009

An American Approach to Healthcare   Dear Editor: I would like to take the opportunity to respond to concerns raised about our nation’s health care crisis in a letter to the editor last week, as well as by thousands of Long Islanders with whom I have spoken. They are angry and frustrated at our dysfunctional [...]

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Literary Moxie: Student Awarded for Love of Information

Posted on 29 May 2009

On Catherine Creedon’s first day of graduate school in library sciences her professor asked the class why each of them were there and why had they chosen this field. Flinging her hands up with the rest of the class, Creedon was not chosen. Rather, a quiet girl sitting near the back of the room was [...]

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Copter Redux

Posted on 29 May 2009

They’re back!             Memorial Day weekend arrived, the starting date for the return of many noisy helicopters ferrying people to and from the Hamptons. This was no Long Island counterpart to the swallows of Capistrano. The choppers with their raucous noise came back. The economy is in a downturn but that apparently isn’t discouraging some [...]

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The Joys of Food, Politics and Daily Life in Sag Harbor

Posted on 28 May 2009

Lauren Chattman is an unabashed fan of small town living. While her primary occupation is that of cookbook author (she has several yummy titles to her name, including “Mom’s Big Book of Cookies”) Chattman recently added another title to her list of skills — that of blogger. Her new blog, “Sag Harbor Days,” is all [...]

Bewitching Beginnings: “Bell, Book and Candle” season opener

Posted on 28 May 2009

This is a busy week for Gary Hygom at the Bay Street Theatre. With the theatre’s mainstage season beginning next Tuesday, Hygom has spent the last several days running all over the East End as he oversees construction and assembly of the set that will serve as the centerpiece of “Bell Book and Candle” John [...]