Archive | October, 2009

Endorsements: Southampton Town

Posted on 30 October 2009

Fiscal troubles, potential lay-offs and dwindling tax revenues make this a turbulent time for Southampton Town and whatever candidates win the supervisor and town board race next Tuesday’s election will have quite a task ahead of them. Here’s our take on the choices: First, town council seats. As far as the incumbent board members are [...]

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Endorsement: East Hampton Town

Posted on 30 October 2009

Before we get to endorsements for East Hampton Town, we feel it’s imperative to note that over the course of this election season, it has become clear to us that neither the Democratic nor Republican party leadership in East Hampton cares much about the voters of Sag Harbor. Our attempts to obtain information from both [...]

Obituaries October 29, 2009

Posted on 30 October 2009

Dorothy M. Ryder Dorothy M. Ryder, a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor and North Haven, died at Southampton Hospital on Monday, October 26. She was 82 years old. Born in Sag Harbor on October 17, 1927, she was the daughter of Charles and Marion (McNally) Early. Mrs. Ryder was a graduate of Bridgehampton High School [...]

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Letters October 29, 2009

Posted on 30 October 2009

Clarifying Position on Negotiations Dear Editor, I am writing this letter to you with a concern that the community has been misled on my opinion of the teachers contract non-negotiations. On October 5, I attended the board of education meeting. At the meeting I spoke to the board in regard to the contract issues and [...]

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An Ounce of Prevention

Posted on 30 October 2009

By Karl Grossman Suffolk County government’s Cancer Awareness Task Force in coordination with the Suffolk-based, now-national initiative, Prevention is the Cure, last week jointly presented a premiere of a stunning video documentary, No Family History. Speaking at the event was Sabrina McCormick, who produced and directed the video and also authored a just-published and equally [...]

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Autumnal Musings

Posted on 30 October 2009

by Harvey Jacobs When the leaves begin to fall, as summer rushes backward into the past, before the sudden burst of winter energy sends us off in new directions, there comes a time for random musings. Under gray skies, buffeted by suddenly chilling winds, the mind drifts like a rudderless sailboat, heading toward unexpected shores. [...]

Soccer Teams Maintain Playoff Hopes

Posted on 30 October 2009

By Benito Vila In high school sports, it would seem that the playoffs are everything. It’s what coaches and kids talk about at the outset, knowing that more wins than losses opens up an opportunity to play for the county title. In the course of the season, certain things happen that often create more meaningful [...]

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Field Hockey Ready for Rematch in Title Game

Posted on 30 October 2009

Revenge is an ancient and much described topic in literature. In the Iliad, Homer describes revenge as “sweeter than honey” and in Don Juan, Lord Byron insists, “Sweet is revenge–especially to women.” While those notions may or may not be true, the fact is this year’s Pierson girls’ varsity field hockey team is looking to [...]

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Despite Loss to Southampton, Pierson Golf Has Much to Celebrate

Posted on 30 October 2009

By Benito Vila When asked what he will remember most about this year’s Pierson golf team, coach Sean Crowley offered, “They all got along well with each other from start to finish. They prepared in the off-season to play and during the season they competed in practice and in the matches.” All that teamwork and [...]

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Five-Game Streak Lifts Pierson Volleyball to Tourney

Posted on 30 October 2009

By Benito Vila If Chuck Berry had been writing about this year’s Lady Whaler volleyball squad, “You Never Can Tell” might have started: “It was high school volleyball and their folks all wished them well.” But just as Pierre and his mademoiselle had a tough start in the song, so did the team this fall; [...]

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