Archive | August, 2009

Sag Harbor Riders Shine in Classic’s Opening Day

Posted on 27 August 2009

By Raun Norquist This past weekend, the 34th annual Hamptons Classic Horse Show kicked off, with 1,655 horses registered to compete for some of the largest purses in North America, with entrants coming from all over the US, Canada and Venezuela. Last Sunday was the opening day, beginning in the Grand Prix Ring, with one [...]

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Down By the Bay: Step right in…the water’s fine

Posted on 26 August 2009

Gil Ferrer’s large mixed media pieces are unmistakably from this part of the world. The bays, marshes and rocky beaches near his Conscious Point home and studio in North Sea are the inspiration behind his work and easily identifiable. They incorporate not only photography, but painting and collage as well. Collaged elements include objects Ferrer [...]

Bridgehampton Residents Plead For Traffic Relief

Posted on 26 August 2009

By Marianna Levine It was a night of heavy traffic at the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Council. The Monday night meeting which drew a large audience including Southampton Town Council Members Nancy Graboski and Chris Nuzzi, Tom Neely, the Southampton Director of Public Transportation and Traffic Safety, and two candidates running for election in Southampton, Bridget [...]

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Hurricane Bill Closes Southampton Town Beaches

Posted on 22 August 2009

Southampton Town Police announced today that due to heavy surf and dangerous rip current conditions caused by Hurricane Bill, swimming at all town beaches is prohibited until further notice. Southampton Town Parks and Recreation further advised that the beaches are open to sunbathers, however, town lifeguards will be directing beachgoers not to enter the water [...]

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Former Shelter Island Town Justice and Husband Accused of Stealing $1 Million

Posted on 22 August 2009

Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota said last week that a former Shelter Island Town Justice and her handyman husband have been indicted for allegedly stealing over one million dollars from an elderly East End resident who suffered from dementia. Attorney Katherine Pope and her husband, Wayne, 57, each face one count of grand larceny in [...]

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Carnival for a Cure

Posted on 21 August 2009

When Jim Stewart talks about his daughter Katy, 10, it is with an enormous sense of pride. A hard worker who loves her friends, likes to ride her bike and adores the beach, Stewart said his daughter’s empathetic, altruistic nature was apparent almost at birth. But since April, it is Katy who has needed, and [...]

Old Maple May Get Ax

Posted on 21 August 2009

A maple tree at 30 High Street may get the ax after the Village of Sag Harbor Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board (ARB) approved its removal on Thursday, August 13. At a previous meeting, the board — not often prone to approving the removal of trees in the historic district — tabled the application [...]

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Letters August 20, 2009

Posted on 21 August 2009

Living Lawn Ornaments Dear Bryan: The photo of Jackie Worth hugging a fawn on the lawn of her Main Street home (Sag Harbor Express July 30, 2009) brought a quick call from the Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons to make sure the little fellow was all right. Ms. Worth reported that she knew to [...]

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Trustees Hope for Village Ice Rink

Posted on 21 August 2009

The Village of Sag Harbor may be the newest community to boast an ice rink for its residents this winter if trustee Tim Culver has his way. During a village board meeting earlier this month Sag Harbor Business Association Chair Ted Conklin voiced his support for the concept, which Culver admitted this week was his [...]

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Hampton Follies II

Posted on 21 August 2009

By Buddy Blueberry Hi, all. Hope you enjoyed a safe and fairly sane summer solstice! And now, the news.  her fabulous mansion, Mud Pie, since the property bubble burst. Once the pride of Georgica Pond, Mud Pie has been cruelly dubbed Groan Gardens by local wags. Well, we’ve learned that market forces are not the [...]

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