Archive | November, 2009

Hospital ER Gets $5 Million Shot in the Arm

Posted on 25 November 2009

The largest financial gift in its history will allow Southampton Hospital to nearly double the size of its emergency room facilities, creating more space for services that have grown along with the South Fork population. The $5 million gift comes from hedge fund manager John Paulson, chairman and founder of investment firm Paulson & Co., [...]

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A Seed Grows in Zimbabwe: Students Help African School

Posted on 25 November 2009

Sometimes, it’s hard for children to understand the impact they can have on another person’s life — particularly someone who lives nearly 8,000 miles away. But the 7th and 8th graders of Stella Maris Regional School have done exactly that. And they did it with a bake-sale. It all started with Diane Bucking of the [...]

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Thanksgiving Pies: Baking for Those In Need

Posted on 25 November 2009

Last Saturday night, the crisp chill November air was offset by warm, sweet smells wafting from the front doors of the Stella Maris School, as a dozen or so students, ranging from elementary through high school age, worked feverishly in the school’s basement kitchen. The group was busy making home-made, freshly-baked pies: chocolate, pumpkin and [...]

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Anna Throne-Holst

Posted on 25 November 2009

The third female supervisor in town history recalls her lack of political ambitions just a few years ago, her 13-point plan for shaping up town government and the difficulties she faces as an independent candidate who was endorsed by the Democrats, and will be working with a Republican majority town board. Before  becoming a councilwoman, [...]

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Concerns Emerge as John Jermain Memorial Library Expansion Begins its Review

Posted on 25 November 2009

John Jermain Memorial Library Director Catherine Creedon addresses the planning board at its Tuesday, November 24 meeting. After just one work session in what is expected to be an extensive review of the proposal to renovate, restore and expand the historic John Jermain Memorial Library (JJML), the village planning board identified several potential hurdles surrounding [...]

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Macaroni Kid Finds National Audience

Posted on 25 November 2009

They call their dynamic “a Lucy and Ethel relationship,” but unlike many of Lucy’s harebrained ideas, Joyce Shulman found an unfulfilled niche in her concept for an extremely local, free, online newsletter for kid and family-friendly activities in the Hamptons. With her Ethel, Bridgehampton-resident Nicki Hemby, working by her side and Shulman’s husband Eric Cohen, [...]

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East Hampton Adopts $71.7 Million Spending Plan

Posted on 25 November 2009

The East Hampton Town Board of Trustees adopted its 2010 budget on Friday, November 20 with very few changes made to the spending plan since it was formerly introduced earlier this fall. The $71.7 million budget has been pared down from the original $72.1 million spending plan submitted by former town Supervisor Bill McGintee just [...]

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Forming Expressions

Posted on 25 November 2009

From sailing single-handed across the Atlantic to serving as a Navy captain in Vietnam, local sculptor Robert Hooke is a consummate observer of life. Hooke is also an artist, and as he explains it, his many and varied experiences in nature and abroad provide the substance of his sculptures. By exposing himself to diverse species [...]

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“The Last Fix” Found with East End Drug Courts

Posted on 24 November 2009

In the criminal court system, there is often a barrier between judge and defendant. The judge speaks directly to the lawyers, and rarely to the accused. But almost 10 years ago, Southampton Town Justice Deborah Kooperstein lobbied for a different approach to handling drug offenses and offenders. She went on to establish the East End [...]

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Foraging for a Feast: Lauren Chattman’s Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted on 24 November 2009

For folks in most parts of the country, shopping for Thanksgiving dinner means a trip to a mega supermarket where everything from soup to nuts can be found in endless aisles, loaded into a giant cart and trundled out to an oversized SUV in an oversized parking lot. Convenient, perhaps… but inspiring? Hardly. Luckily, here [...]