Archive | July, 2009

Letters July 30, 2009

Posted on 30 July 2009

The Wounded Warriors   To the Editor: A reflection on The Sag Harbor Express’ interview with Chris Carney relating to the rehabilitative event and fundraiser to benefit The Wounded Warrior project. I commend Chris’ compassion to help soldiers’ rehabilitation returning from Iraq and now Afghanistan. He gave birth to the tremendous need for the resources [...]

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Bill Pickens

Posted on 30 July 2009

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peopled [NAACP] celebrated its 100th anniversary this month. This week, The Express sat down with Sag Harbor resident Bill Pickens, whose grandfather Professor William Pickens helped establish the NAACP as a far-reaching national organization for racial equality in the United States. In 1941, Bill Pickens joined the [...]

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Marya Martin: Twisting the Classics

Posted on 30 July 2009

By Andrew Rudansky Marya Martin, Artistic director of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival wants to dispel a few myths about chamber music. Primary amongst these myths, that you need to wear a tuxedo to enjoy chamber music. The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, a concert series Martin started 26 years ago, has been on a mission [...]

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Quieter Copters

Posted on 30 July 2009

By Karl Grossman A few weeks ago, after another weekend of raucous noise from the helicopters ferrying people between the Hamptons and Manhattan, I heard a guest on National Public Radio talking about how helicopters can, in fact, run quietly. What’s that? The conventional thinking is that choppers are noisy, period, and the only relief [...]

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The Algonquians Had the East End All to Themselves, Until…

Posted on 30 July 2009

by Jim Marquardt Before there was Sag Harbor, before the Hamptons even existed, the Woodland Indians of the Algonquian Nation enjoyed a relatively peaceful life on the East End of Long Island. The local Indians got along well together and spent their time hunting, fishing, planting crops and raising families. Several hundred years before the [...]

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Men’s Fast Pitch: Post Season Teams and Seeds Set

Posted on 30 July 2009

By Benito Vila Mathematics makes a difference in softball. Like baseball, it’s called a game of inches for the tiny margins between safe and out, fair and foul. But there’s more than just spatial geometry involved. Batting averages, runs scored, RBIs, errors, walks, wins and losses all provide a paradise for the statistically inclined. And [...]

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Rededicating the Beebe Windmill

Posted on 30 July 2009

A rededication ceremony was held at the Beebe Windmill on Ocean Rd. in Bridgehampton this past weekend to mark the completion of major repairs made to the historic structure. The Town of Southampton allocated funds to ensure the preservation of the landmark, and work that included recreating the sails, replacing the rotted main beams, reconstructing [...]

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Whalers Split Hometown Finale; Post-season Eludes Local Team

Posted on 30 July 2009

By Benito Vila A season that began with so much promise turned into a bit of a soaker for this summer’s Sag Harbor Whalers. After earning the Kaiser Division championship and finishing as the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League runner-up last summer in their inaugural season, a quick start this June led many to believe more [...]

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Little League: Seven Pitchers Get a Win

Posted on 30 July 2009

By Benito Vila Late Wednesday afternoon the Sag Harbor-Bridgehampton entry into the regional 13-to-15-year old Little League-sanctioned “Senior League” took the field in Mashashimuet Park for a single-elimination playoff game. In taking the league’s second seed with a 6-3-1 mark, the team earned home field advantage to host third-place Southampton. The winner, to be posted [...]

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August Camp for Girls Hoops

Posted on 30 July 2009

Pierson JV girls’ basketball Coach Kevin Barron and his father, Bob Barron, a long-time girls’ basketball official and a former girls’ varsity basketball coach, are hosting a basketball camp for girls entering grades two through seven from August 10 to 14 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Pierson High School. There is a $150 fee [...]

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