Archive | September, 2009

SH Previews Digital Trails and Green Map

Posted on 24 September 2009

Since 2003, Ross Baldwin has been routing the hiking trails of Southampton. Using hand held GPS equipment, Baldwin, a manager in the town’s geographic information systems department, and a team of town employees spent their weekends mapping numerous scenic routes to a digital trail map which will be uploaded onto the town’s website in a [...]

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Parents Weigh In on Negotiations

Posted on 24 September 2009

Contract negotiations between the Sag Harbor School District and teachers might be at a standstill, but that doesn’t mean the Teachers Association of Sag Harbor (TASH) isn’t hitting the pavement to educate the community on their position. From wearing tee-shirts to picketing, TASH is making its concerns known in the district. But at an informational [...]

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BOE Debates Turf

Posted on 24 September 2009

The Sag Harbor School Board remains on the fence about fixing the playing fields at the middle and high school. The fields no doubt are in need of repair, as they are covered with weeds and the grounds are uneven. However, the board is reluctant to sink millions of dollars into installing turf without significant [...]

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Voters Approve Million Dollar Library Budget

Posted on 24 September 2009

Voters on Tuesday night approved spending $1,038,150 for the budget of the John Jermain Memorial Library, 225-29. The taxpayer funds from residents within the Sag Harbor School District will go toward the total $1,068,800 the library expects to spend this year, the balance coming from sources such as contributions and grants. Voters also elected incumbent [...]

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Framing The View: The art of seeing what’s there … and what’s not

Posted on 23 September 2009

From picture postcards of far flung places to the scenery beyond a strategically placed window in a beach house, we are all, it seems, predisposed to framing our views. Narrowing our frame of reference and deciding on what to focus in the landscape is, in a way, what it means to be innately human — [...]

Sag Harbor Man Charged with Rape

Posted on 22 September 2009

On Monday, September 21 Southampton Town Police announced the arrest of a Greenwich, Connecticut man in the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl at his Sag Harbor residence. William B. O’Boyle, 24, has been charged with one count of rape in the third degree, a Class E felony, as well as endangering the welfare of [...]

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Bay Street Theater Reaches Out for Help

Posted on 21 September 2009

This week Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theatre will host an Open Mic rally to save the East End’s public radio station, WLIU-FM, but according to theatre general manager Tracy Mitchell, WLIU is not the only cultural institution in need of community support. Bay Street Theatre, a not-for-profit, is facing a half million dollar deficit next [...]

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Letters September 17, 2009

Posted on 21 September 2009

Destroying Health Care Dear Bryan: Most Americans comprehend that there is, “no such thing as a free lunch.”  Every government program costs money and that money does not come from the money tree, it comes from you and I and business. Americans are also expressing their justifiable distrust in a federal government that has performed poorly over the past thirty years. Now, Washington is about [...]

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Gomer Where For Art Thou?

Posted on 21 September 2009

by Joseph Hanna I had gathered unto myself, some of my crew. It was the rainy weekend of the Old Whaler’s Festival, now called Harbor Fest. Rain on Lobster Night was a tradition, observed one of my merry band. That started the reminiscences. The recollections began to roll up into a giant ball that gathered [...]

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Ethical Dilemma

Posted on 21 September 2009

Where business and money flows, so often does corruption – whether intentional or subliminal – which is why we fully support the Sag Harbor Board of Trustees updating its Code of Ethics much as it did its zoning code. Despite the current recession woes facing our village, the reality is Sag Harbor has slowly inched [...]

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