Archive | June, 2009

Crash Sends Woman to Hospital

Posted on 24 June 2009

On Sunday, June 21,  Lancha Dupont, 51, of Sag Harbor, driving a late model SUV in the early morning hours collided with a tree on Madison Street in front of the Corcoran Real Estate office in Sag Harbor. Police arrived around 1:49 a.m. and found the front end of the vehicle destroyed, and about 12 [...]

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Shinnecock Want Protection for Ancient Gravesites

Posted on 24 June 2009

“Show me your cemeteries and I will tell you what kind of people you have,” said Southampton Town Supervisor Linda Kabot, referencing a Benjamin Franklin quote, at a work session on Friday, June 19. In the audience, dozens of Shinnecock tribesmen and women nodded in agreement as Kabot recited Franklin’s words, but tensions still ran [...]

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Morpurgo House May be Back on the Block

Posted on 22 June 2009

It appears the saga that is the Morpurgo house on Union Street, Sag Harbor continues, although this time the two sisters at the heart of the lore surrounding the historic structure are not a part of the most recent dispute regarding the residence. Rather, lenders for the couple who initially purchased the property are attempting [...]

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Out with the Old and In with the New: Southampton Town Hires New Auditing Firm

Posted on 22 June 2009

Southampton Town Supervisor Linda Kabot announced on Friday, June 19, that the town will hire a new external auditing firm, Nawrocki Smith, LLP, and is ending a five-year relationship with AVZ, or Albrecht, Viggiano and Zureck. “I and other members of the town board have been calling for a second opinion . . . but [...]

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Lincoln in Words and an Image

Posted on 22 June 2009

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. During 2009, museums around the country are commemorating the anniversary by offering special exhibitions featuring documents and artifacts related to Lincoln. At the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum, director Zach Studenroth realized that in this milestone year, there was at least one [...]

Sleuthing on the East End: Sam Acquillo is back in Chris Knopf’s fourth book

Posted on 22 June 2009

Fans of Chris Knopf’s series of Hamptons thrillers will be happy to know that this summer, the lovable loser Sam Acquillo is back and once again, mired in a heap of trouble. “Hard Stop” is Knopf’s fourth book in the series and this time, Acquillo, an amateur detective with a troubled past and questionable future, [...]

Marienfeld Resigns

Posted on 22 June 2009

After a tumultuous last couple of months, current Pierson Middle School physical education teacher and former Pierson High School varsity basketball coach, Fred Marienfeld, announced his resignation on Friday, June 12. In a brief special meeting held on Friday, the school board accepted Marienfeld’s resignation. There was no comment from the audience, made up of [...]

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Southampton Town Comptroller Tamara Wright

Posted on 22 June 2009

The Sag Harbor Express sits down with the new Southampton Town Comptroller, Tamara Wright, to discuss her background in finance, the state of the town’s finances and why she loves accounting. What is your background in finance? I have a masters degree in accounting, or a masters of accountancy. My first job was working for [...]

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Hysterical Society Scores First Win

Posted on 21 June 2009

By Benito Vila With so many storms this spring, it was only a matter of time before some sort of lightning would strike. There was tingling excitement in the air after last Thursday’s late game, the Sag Harbor Hysterical Society outscoring Beyel Plumbing and Heating, 18-17. The win was the first for the Hysterical Society [...]

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Collegiate Whalers at 4-4

Posted on 21 June 2009

By Benito Vila   The Sag Harbor Whalers of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League played five games this week, going 2-3 and giving the squad a 4-4 start on their 40-game schedule. The three losses came in contests with the high-flying league-leaders, the Westhampton Aviators (4-2) and the North Fork Ospreys (6-3). The Whalers split [...]

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