Archive | May, 2009

National Grid Cleanup Wraps Up In Time for Season

Posted on 22 May 2009

Despite a winter that posed a number of problems – freezing pipes, causing flooding in some areas and even wind that ripped part of a 115-ton fabric tent – by next weekend National Grid officials hope to have completed a nine-month remediation of coal tar at the Long Island Avenue, Sag Harbor parcel that once [...]

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Homeowners Open Kitchens to Help Stock Food Pantry’s Cupboards

Posted on 22 May 2009

By Andrew Rudansky   Lillian Woudsma is eager to show the distribution center underneath the Old Whalers Church on Union Street, carefully going over each shelf and refrigerator. She looks over the assortment of canned and fresh food with a sense of pride. Woudsma has been the director of the Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry [...]

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Local Gay Families Hope Law Will Offer Equality

Posted on 22 May 2009

Beth Troy accompanies her young son to school each morning, where he recites the Pledge of Allegiance. “I stand in school with our son and he is saying ‘with Liberty and Justice for all,’ not ‘with Liberty and Justice for a select group of chosen people’,” Troy said on Monday. “We are all born on [...]

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Going Native: New Trail Introduces Us to the Local Flora

Posted on 22 May 2009

So, how many native species of trees and shrubs can you recognize while hiking in the woods around Sag Harbor? Thanks to recent efforts by members of the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG), now even the most horticulturally challenged hikers will be able to tell the difference between, say, a black tupelo and [...]

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Volunteerism is Alive and Well in Sag Harbor

Posted on 22 May 2009

“Sag Harbor Village and the surrounding area does not seem apathetic,” Gail Slevin said on Sunday. “It is hard to walk down Main Street without being stopped to sign a petition every day.” For Slevin, getting involved in some of the numerous causes championed by village residents began when local activist Mia Grosjean knocked on [...]

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George Boziwick

Posted on 22 May 2009

The World War II Navy man and this year’s Memorial Day guest speaker, on the work of veterans organizations, the meaning of the day and remembering our veterans. A little background. When and where did you serve during World War II? I joined the Navy in 1940 and went to radio school in Noroton, Connecticut. [...]

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Sag Harbor: Schiavoni and Wilcoxen With Ease

Posted on 21 May 2009

The votes for the Sag Harbor school board have been counted and the community has selected current school board president Walter Wilcoxen and newcomer Gregg Schiavoni to serve on the board, over challengers Elena Loreto and Ed Drohan. In total, Schiavoni received the most votes, with 1,357. Wilcoxen earned 1,225 votes. Ballots in favor of [...]

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Southampton Town Faces Four Main Financial Hurdles

Posted on 21 May 2009

As Southampton Town officials continue to wade through hidden I.O.U.s from the general fund to the capitol fund in the years 2004 through 2006, last week Southampton Town Supervisor Linda Kabot announced that the town would hold off on filing an annual update document with the State Comptroller, as recommended by the town comptroller Steve [...]

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Sagaponack Holds Off on FEMA

Posted on 21 May 2009

Just last week, it seemed the Sagaponack Village Board of Trustees was ready to adopt the new FEMA regulations, regarding the limit moderate wave action (LIMWA) line designation on the revised FEMA maps. But after reviewing draft legislation prepared by Village Attorney Anthony Tohill, mayor Don Louchheim announced at the trustee’s monthly meeting on Monday [...]

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CAC Wants Voice at Planning Board

Posted on 21 May 2009

Despite a stagnant economy, commercial and residential development in Southampton appears to continue. Oftentimes, the Southampton Town Planning Board’s agenda is filled with a sizable number of projects varying in size and scope. But recent projects like Trumpets Catering Hall in Eastport, Woodfield Gables in Speonk and Water Mill Station — a 20,000 plus square [...]

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