Archive | October, 2009

Town Debates Gravesite Protection and Private Property Rights

Posted on 30 October 2009

Over four months ago, the Southampton Town Board sat down with leading members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation and deliberated over creating a law to protect historic graves and funeral objects. Members of the local native American tribe expressed fears that the desecration of ancestral remains has gone unchecked on private properties. They pointed out [...]

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Village Worries Some Businesses are Encroaching on Village Property

Posted on 30 October 2009

On Thursday, Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved a concept by local developer James Giorgio to encroach on village property in an attempt to raise, and expand, his 125 Main Street building. However, they also voiced concern over the need to protect the municipality from liability on the scores of Main Street properties [...]

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Empire BlueCross and Hospital Alliance at Impasse

Posted on 30 October 2009

The quiet period that had been exercised between insurer Empire BlueCross BlueShield and the three hospitals of the East End Health Alliance expired in the past two weeks as negotiations between the two parties have reached an impasse. The Alliance took the opportunity recently to post on its website a message that argues, repeatedly, “Empire [...]

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Dr. Darin Wiggins

Posted on 30 October 2009

The Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Southampton Hospital on the difference between swine flu and typical flu, who should get a vaccine and why you shouldn’t rush to the ER. What’s the difference between the H1N1 virus and the typical flu? Clinically, they are not all that different. Patients have a high fever, muscle pain, [...]

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Rocking The Kids: Brady Rymer’s music sees the light of day

Posted on 29 October 2009

It’s not always easy coming to terms with being a grown up — especially if you’re a grown up who has enjoyed living the rock n’ roll lifestyle for much of your life. But luckily for singer, songwriter and guitarist Brady Rymer, growing up hasn’t meant giving up on his music. This Sunday, “Brady Rymer [...]

Letters October 22, 2009

Posted on 24 October 2009

Time for the East End Towns to Sober Up? Dear Editors, I am an alcoholic. The last time I had a drink was 26 years ago, as of October 15. My favorite observation about that simple fact is that once I started calling myself an alcoholic, everyone else stopped. Today, I look around at the [...]

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Teachers in the Halls of Learning

Posted on 23 October 2009

By Curtis Rhodes As I write this, another school year is about to begin. Boys and girls will once again be leaving their bikes at the racks and carrying their new pads and pens and pencils up the hill and enter the freshly scrubbed halls of Pierson High School. Its been a few years but [...]

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Schneiderman Survives

Posted on 23 October 2009

By Karl Grossman On Independence Day last year, Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman dropped a voter registration form into the mailbox in front of the post office in his hometown of Montauk, changing his party enrollment from Republican to the Independence Party. And that, conventional political wisdom had it, would be the end of Mr. [...]

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Robert McDade

Posted on 23 October 2009

Robert Alexander McDade Robert Alexander McDade, who served in the U.S. Army during three wars and later served the Sag Harbor community in several public roles, died October 14. He was 87 years old. His death followed a long battle with cancer. Colonel McDade was one of relatively few officers to be in the infantry [...]

Teachers Union Protests Stalled Negotiations in Sag Harbor

Posted on 23 October 2009

As the sun receded into the horizon of Sag Harbor Cove, TASH President Eileen Kochanasz climbed up a bench in front of the windmill on Long Wharf. “You have arrived in the land of ‘No’,” warned Kochanasz to the crowd. A group of nearly 600 met in the late afternoon on Long Wharf on Monday [...]

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