Archive | May, 2009

Ladies Need Win for County Title

Posted on 28 May 2009

By Benito Vila It was truly a tribal experience in Mashashimuet Park yesterday evening, over 100 voices cheering, Pierson varsity softball down 5-4 in the bottom of the fifth in game two of the Class C championship series, Lady Whalers at second and third, one out, needing a run to tie and a win to [...]

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Lights Come On for Mens Fast Pitch

Posted on 28 May 2009

By Benito Vila   The Sag Harbor Men’s Modified Fastpitch Softball League opens up its 50th season with a doubleheader under the lights in Mashashimuet Park on Monday. The first game, at 7 p.m., matches up a Danny Rowe-led squad with one led by Tim Pilinko. The second game, at 8:45 p.m., brings 2007 and [...]

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Old Whalers Play On

Posted on 28 May 2009

By Benito Vila   Once the game has a hold on you, it’s hard to let go. That was evident Sunday when 14 alumni and “friends of Pierson baseball” gathered for the 10th annual Robert Vishno, Jr. Hardball Classic, a scholarship fundraiser hosted by Pierson coach Sean Crowley. The turnout necessitated some creative team-making but [...]

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Appeal May Open Door for Sister to Pursue Her Old Home

Posted on 28 May 2009

Despite no longer owning the dilapidated Union Street, Sag Harbor home in question, Annselm Morpurgo has won part of an appeal in the United States Eastern District Court that will allow her to seek monetary damages in a civil rights case against some 20 members of the village —including mayor Greg Ferraris, former mayor Ed [...]

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LIPA Bill is In, Plus Some

Posted on 28 May 2009

Residents of the Town of Southampton will have to cover $11.2 million to underwrite a portion of a 9-mile underground Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) transmission line from Southampton to Bridgehampton. According to New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. $1.2 million of the monies will cover modifications to a computerized billing system that [...]

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Memorial Day Sag Harbor 2009

Posted on 27 May 2009

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Celebrating Memorial Day in Sag Harbor

Posted on 26 May 2009

By Andrew Rudansky The air remained uncharacteristically still at Marine Park this Monday as several hundred people converged around the World War II monument in silence.  The Memorial Day Parade procession that strode down Main Street and made its way down Bay Street had arrived at the park for the final ceremony. In past years [...]

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Railway Robbery

Posted on 26 May 2009

If ever there was a time to protest taxes, today would be the day. The MTA payroll tax is misguided and unjust. It is infuriating how state legislators, including some elected to serve the best interests of Long Islanders, blatantly disregarded Suffolk County when they voted in favor of this tax. Apparently, the state believes [...]

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Time to Be Equal

Posted on 26 May 2009

Theirs are familiar faces. They are our friends, family members, neighbors, teachers and employers. They can be found in our congregations, shopping at the IGA, eating in local restaurants and they are an intrinsic part of our community. Their children go to school with our children, attend the same birthday parties, play Little League and [...]

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Sprucing Up Hamlets with Outdoor Dining

Posted on 26 May 2009

The photos pinned to the wall of the Southampton Town Board meeting room on Tuesday evening showed pleasing and inviting scenes of the Southampton Village streetscape. Each of the five pictures highlighted a different village restaurant’s bustling outdoor dining area, where patrons noshed on meals while basking in the sun as pedestrians walked by. These [...]

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