Archive | July, 2009

Bridgehampton CAC: Trash is Intolerable

Posted on 30 July 2009

By Marianna Levine This past Monday, The Bridgehampton Citizen’s Advisory Committee, invited Bridgehampton’s Postmaster, Michael Robinson, to address the problem of junk mail disposal at the hamlet’s post office as well as discussing the subdivision of Ross School lands in Bridgehampton, and traffic patterns in the hamlet. Robinson pointed out that the post office doesn’t [...]

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Bridgehampton Loses a Popular Teacher

Posted on 30 July 2009

By Marianna Levine A popular Bridgehampton English teacher was mourned by his peers and students this past week after succumbing to a two-year battle with cancer. Tom Kelly passed away at his home in North Sea at around 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, and many had thought he had the disease beat a year ago, [...]

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Raise for Bridgehampton Superintendent and Principal

Posted on 30 July 2009

By Marianna Levine Last Wednesday night’s Bridgehampton Board of Education workshop started with a moment of silence for Bridgehampton English teacher Tom Kelly who had passed away the previous night (see story on page 3). And while the meeting was colored by the teacher’s passing, and discussion was kept quiet and respectful throughout the meeting, [...]

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Still No Deal With Empire BlueCross BlueShield

Posted on 30 July 2009

The contract negotiations between Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and the East End Health Alliance are reportedly still at a standstill. With only one day left, before the deadline (Friday at midnight) — when 40 percent of Eastern Long Islanders would no longer be covered at local Alliance hospitals — things do not look good. [...]

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Bluefish Feeding Frenzy Closes Sagg Main

Posted on 29 July 2009

Matt Hollander, a 16-year-old Pierson student, was waiting to catch a wave off the shores of Sagg Main beach, when he felt a large set of teeth sink into his foot and bite down. Hollander’s foot instantly went numb. He was able to paddle back to the beach on his board. Several surfers helped pull [...]

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A More Private Practice for Sag Harbor’s Last GP

Posted on 26 July 2009

When Barack Obama was elected President of the United States in November, promising to reform the country’s health care system, Sag Harbor’s Dr. John Oppenheimer hoped his practice would stay afloat financially while still offering the kind of comprehensive care he expected to provide for his patients since graduating from Tulane University in 1981. However, [...]

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East Hampton Man with Swine Flu Dies on Thursday

Posted on 26 July 2009

An East Hampton man, who tested positive for H1N1 Influenza A virus or “Swine Flu,” died on Thursday, July 23. According to a press release distributed by Dr. Humayun Chaudhry, Commissioner of the Suffolk Department of Health Services, this is the seventh “Swine Flu” related death in Suffolk County. County officials have yet to release [...]

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Conservative Party Opts Out of Supporting Kabot

Posted on 26 July 2009

In a stunning turn of events, the Southampton Town Conservative Committee announced on Friday, July 24, that it wouldn’t back current town surpervisor Linda Kabot in her bid for reelection. The group had previously supported Jim Malone as their pick for supervisor, but last week Malone opted to run for a town council seat instead. [...]

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Letters July 23, 2009

Posted on 24 July 2009

Vampire Blue Cross/Blue Shield   Dear Editor: I hope people took the time to read Karl Grossman’s excellent article in the Express last week (“Health Care Outrage”), about Empire BlueCross BlueShield’s savage attack on East Enders saying as of August 1st they will no longer be participating providers with Southampton Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center [...]

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Whalers Need to Win Out for Berth

Posted on 24 July 2009

By Benito Vila With eight games to go on their schedule, the post-season is a dim dream for this summer’s Sag Harbor Whalers. The defending Kaiser Division champions were 12-19 going into last night’s game against the Westhampton Aviators in local Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League action. The Aviators, at 20-11, are the division’s current co-leaders, [...]

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