Archive | May, 2009

Whalers Stun Port Jeff for County Championship

Posted on 25 May 2009

By Benito Vila It was over almost as soon as it began Thursday as Pierson outplayed Port Jefferson in game two of the best-of-three Class C championship, taking the county title in a 13-1 rout. The Whalers held off the Royals, 8-6, in the series opener in Mashashimuet Park Tuesday, a nail-biter that ended with [...]

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Southampton Town Picks New Comptroller

Posted on 25 May 2009

Southampton Town Hall will undergo an administrative reshuffling in the Comptroller’s office. During a work session on Friday, May 22, town supervisor Linda Kabot announced by way of a resolution that as of June 1, Tamara Wright will be appointed as the town comptroller. Wright will serve out the remainder of current comptroller Steve Brautigam’s [...]

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Serious Accident on County Road 39

Posted on 25 May 2009

On Monday, May 25, at around 4:19 a.m., the Southampton Village Police Department responded to the scene of a two car accident on County Road 39 at the intersection of North sea Road. One of the vehicles was a Home Town taxi cab. Police say Ihsan Peker, 31, of Southampton was driving the cab and [...]

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Amagansett Man Arrested for Harassing Giuliani in Bridgehampton

Posted on 22 May 2009

On Saturday, May 23, John McClusky, 69, of Amagansett was arrested in the early afternoon by Southampton Town Police on charges of harassment in the second degree, a violation. Apparently, McCluskey, a documentary filmmaker, repeatedly approached and threatened former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, while he was walking down Main Street. Giuliani told police [...]

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East End Thoughts: Self and Spirit in 2009, It’s Only Natural

Posted on 22 May 2009

By Richard Gambino   I recently celebrated a landmark birthday. As a character in the musical, Chicago, says, “I’m much older than I ever intended to be.” So it’s no surprise, I guess, that I’m seeking to understand who I am now that I am a long-term “senior citizen” in 2009. I don’t mean self-obsession [...]

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Letters May 21, 2009

Posted on 22 May 2009

Protect Health Interests   To The Editor: Karl Grossman’s column in last week’s Express tells of HR 676, the US National Health Care Act – the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act. He asks if this “health care dream” will, “as it should”, become reality. This can only happen if we insist that our elected [...]

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The Great State of Long Island

Posted on 22 May 2009

By Karl Grossman  “Suffolk’s Declaration of Independence,” was the heading of a statement issued by the Suffolk County Legislature last week after it passed a home rule message backing bills in the state legislature that would set up a commission to study secession of Nassau and Suffolk from the state and their formation into a [...]

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Lots of “Ade” for Katy

Posted on 22 May 2009

When Katy Stewart, a fifth grader at Sag Harbor Elementary, was diagnosed with liver cancer many parents and teachers wondered how her classmates and their families would cope with her treatment and recovery. At school a constant outpouring of get-well-soon sentiments, expressed in cards and caring notes, has become the norm, while community parents have [...]

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The Economic Challenge to Play Ball

Posted on 22 May 2009

It’s a struggle to operate any business in this economic climate. But starting an entire baseball league presents its own set of challenges. Last year, Rusty Leaver, proprietor of Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk and father of a promising ball player in his own right, along with a handful of other local businessmen and women [...]

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Pulled Into the Ocean: Camera’s Eye on Surfers

Posted on 22 May 2009

By Marianna Levine   Blair Seagram, a Canadian artist and photographer, who has been a part-time resident of Sag Harbor since the mid-90s, will have her first solo exhibit “Surf Report” at the Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor starting Saturday May 23 with an artist’s reception from 6-8 p.m. Seagram has been drawn to [...]

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