Archive | August, 2009

Leonard, Garabedian Run Unopposed in JJML Election

Posted on 28 August 2009

Veteran Chris Leonard will join newcomer Michael Garabedian in an uncontested race for two seats on the board of trustees for the John Jermain Memorial Library (JJML) as the library enters a hectic year dominated by its voter-approved $9 million expansion plan. Leonard, a Vermont native, has lived in Sag Harbor for 39 years, serving [...]

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Eat Local

Posted on 27 August 2009

On the East End, agriculture has always been inextricably linked to the local culture. From the early Native American inhabitants thousands of years ago to the first European settlers in the 1600s, the fertile ground of the South Shore has sustained generations of life. For the scores of tourists who started to summer in the [...]

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On the Loose

Posted on 27 August 2009

As we mark the one year anniversary of the murder of 100-year-old Jessie Burke, we are left with as many questions now as we had on the day of the murder. That’s because this is a case that remains unsolved. The story goes that Burke was shot in her home in a quiet North Haven [...]

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Obituaries August 27, 2009

Posted on 27 August 2009

Augusta (Uta) Haye Augusta (Uta) Haye, a resident of Sag Harbor for 44 years, died at Southampton Hospital on Thursday, August 20. She was 88 years old. Born Augusta Theresia Thomas on May 22, 1921 in the city of Makassar on Sulawesi Island, Indonesia, she lived an idyllic life in a beautiful place, said the [...]

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Letters August 27, 2009

Posted on 27 August 2009

Two Causes of Accident Dear Bryan It is through a broken heart that I have come to write this letter. My name is Marion Allen and I grew up on Sunset Road in Sag Harbor. You cannot imagine my dismay as I read the one sided account of the accident that occurred there on August [...]

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Storm Warning

Posted on 27 August 2009

By Karl Grossman We dodged another hurricane bullet last weekend—Hurricane Bill veered to the northeast and missed Long Island. But sooner or later, we’ll be hit again—and by a big hurricane. We’re due. Long Island stands to suffer major, potentially catastrophic damage. Construction has boomed along the coastline for years, unmindful of the inevitable consequences [...]

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East End Thoughts: Natural Connections

Posted on 27 August 2009

By Richard Gambino On a summer morning this last month, my wife and I noticed a box turtle under a large tree about only seven feet from a corner of our house. We’d seen turtles on our property before. But this one had dug a hole through some mulch and the ground below it, under [...]

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Surfing at Sagg Main: Bill Brings it On

Posted on 27 August 2009

By Benito Vila Well-meaning people will tell you, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” On the East End, there is a special lot that live knowing, “When you get a swell, you go surf.” Nothing stokes the surfing community here more than an off-shore hurricane or nor’easter. A wave forecast on Swellinfo, Surfline or [...]

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Firefighters See Future in Next Generation

Posted on 27 August 2009

In recent years, volunteer fire departments across Long Island have struggled to maintain their active membership roles. As longtime firefighters retire from service, departments traditionally look to the next generation to fill the void. But finding young volunteers can be a challenge, particularly in places like the East End, where jobs are limited and cost [...]

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Rufus Wainwright

Posted on 27 August 2009

Rufus Wainwright, an internationally renown singer/ songwriter, will be performing with Norah Jones and his sister Martha Wainwright at the Watermill Center’s “Last Song of Summer” this Saturday at 5pm. The performance benefits the Watermill Center’s Artist in Residence Program. Tickets for the show are still available at lastsong.eventbrite.com by Marianna Levine How did you [...]

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