Archive | September, 2009

Young Runners Set Pace

Posted on 25 September 2009

By Benito Vila Pierson girls’ cross-country coach and Ross track coach Jim Kinnier has established the Hampton Track Club to promote different types of running to young and interested competitors. In giving those kids a taste of what they might expect in their middle school and high school programs, Coach Kinnier has scheduled a pair [...]

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Adjustments Work for Pierson Volleyball

Posted on 25 September 2009

by Benito Vila It could be said that winning is in the details. Pierson girls’ volleyball coach Stacey Springer made adjustments to her line-ups this week after a 0-3 pre-season and saw her Lady Whalers respond with a pair of wins to open League VIII play. In Friday’s 3-0 sweep of Mercy, Coach Springer moved [...]

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Pierson Freshmen Lead on the Fairways

Posted on 25 September 2009

Whaler varsity golf is “riding the wave” of success, according to coach Sean Crowley. The team goes into this week’s matches with a 2-1 mark, meeting Ross today on the Noyac Country Club course and Southampton Tuesday on the Southampton Country Club course. The Pierson team started its season with a 9-0 loss to East [...]

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Sag Harbor Village Named in $30 Million Suit

Posted on 25 September 2009

Citing a “pattern of harassment and discrimination” by Sag Harbor Village officials to prevent East End Ventures from constructing 18 luxury condominiums and accessory dock slips on village waterfront, this week the principals of that corporation have filed a $30 million civil action against the village. In addition to the village, Mayor Brian Gilbride, trustee [...]

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Airport Noise Still “Canker” for People

Posted on 25 September 2009

While a number of pilots attended the East Hampton Town Board’s public hearing on the future of the East Hampton Airport, praising initiatives to repair and reopen a damaged runway, the forum was dominated by Southampton Town residents who complained the town plan does not do enough to address the issue of helicopter noise. The [...]

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Sag Harbor Goes to Bid for Ice Rink

Posted on 25 September 2009

The Village of Sag Harbor Board of Trustees is seeking vendors interested in running an ice skating rink on one of two village-owned parking lots behind Main Street, although it appears any plan to house the rink on the National Grid-owned lot on Long Island Avenue has been scrapped for the time being. On Friday, [...]

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Fred Thiele

Posted on 24 September 2009

The state assemblyman on developing a regional transit system, getting money from the MTA and taking the train to work. You’ve been leading the discussion of  proposed transit solutions for the East End, which include a combined light rail and bus service on the South Fork, plus a demand-centered van service to pick up travelers [...]

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Friends of WLIU Set to Bid for Station

Posted on 24 September 2009

Poised to “Make an offer they can’t refuse,” as station director Wally Smith said, the fans of radio station WLIU rallied last Thursday evening at Bay Street Theatre to both raise awareness of the fragile state of public radio on the East End, and to infuse some energy into the movement that has seen more [...]

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Enrollment Skyrockets at Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor

Posted on 24 September 2009

On the first day of school at Bridgehampton, superintendent Dr. Dianne Youngblood remembers seeing several new faces in the bleachers and watching as principal Jack Pryor introduced each one to the student body. Over in the neighboring Sag Harbor School District, school superintendent Dr. John Gratto was preparing to add another biology class for the [...]

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Fee Waived for Methodist Church

Posted on 24 September 2009

The Southampton Town Board voted on Tuesday evening to waive a final building permit fee for the Sag Harbor Methodist Congregation. In April, the parish was granted preliminary site plan approval for a new church to be built at the corner of Carroll Street and the Bridgehampton Turnpike in Sag Harbor. Since the spring, the [...]

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