Archive | November, 2009

Recession Woes Weigh Heavy on Local Youth

Posted on 22 November 2009

Aiyana Smith, a social worker with the not-for-profit Alternatives East End Counseling, was recently leading a “Stress Busters” program at a local school. The course is aimed to teach students how to handle anxiety inducing situations. Smith stood in front of a fourth grade class filled with nine-year-olds and asked them to shout out stressful [...]

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Seniors Protest Budget Cuts

Posted on 22 November 2009

By 11:30 a.m. on a weekday morning, the Bridgehampton Senior Center is a beehive of activity. The cooks are in the kitchen preparing lunch. With the help of a few octogenarians, the entrees and sides are dished out and steaming plates of food are lined up on a pushcart. Stella Sawicki, a Bridgehampton senior, wheels [...]

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Congressman Bishop’s Passive View of the Afghan Conflict

Posted on 19 November 2009

For the past several years, a vast portion of Suffolk County has been fortunate enough to have Tim Bishop as their Representative in the United States Congress. In addition to the tremendous amount of legislation that Congressman Bishop has sponsored — and successfully passed — for local causes on Long Island, our Democratic leader has [...]

Investing in a Healthy Future

Posted on 19 November 2009

Five years ago, Southampton Town Justice Deborah Kooperstein was at the forefront of changing the way in which many drug offenders are dealt with when they are brought into the town’s judicial system. Rather than incarcerating those who commit drug related crimes in a prison system that is already overcrowded, the East End Regional Intervention [...]

Health Care Needed

Posted on 19 November 2009

The situation is outrageous. It’s been more than three-and-a-half months and still Empire BlueCross BlueShield has not settled with the three East End hospitals. Half the population on the East End is covered by Empire and, except for emergencies, their community hospitals are now “out of network” for their health insurance. Paul Connor III, president [...]

Letters November 19, 2009

Posted on 19 November 2009

Board Members are the Culprits To the Editor: I just read a letter by a Mr. John O’Hare (The Sag Harbor Express, November 12, 2009) in which he complained about our teachers wearing their tee-shirts while teaching our students. He accused the teachers of using the students as pawns in their negotiations. In the letter [...]

John Jermain Memorial Library Expansion Readies for Village Review

Posted on 19 November 2009

After years of debate and a lost referendum, the John Jermain Memorial Library (JJML) Board of Trustees earned a clear mandate for a restoration and expansion of its historic, Sag Harbor library in June with 84 percent of votes cast in favor of the project. Five months later trustees will have another hurdle to jump [...]

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Girls Go First on Basketball Court

Posted on 19 November 2009

By Benito Vila The high school winter sports season tipped off yesterday the Lady Whaler and Whaler basketball teams splitting time in the gym. Also available for Pierson student-athletes this time of year are cheerleading, winter track for girls and boys, boys’ bowling, boys’ wrestling and boys’ swimming. Cheerleading is Pierson’s only high school offering [...]

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East Hampton Residents Demand Budget Cuts

Posted on 19 November 2009

While the Town of East Hampton’s first hearing on a $72 million proposed spending plan for 2010 drew throngs of not-for-profits to the podium pleading for the board to reinstate cut funding, at the town’s second formal hearing, on Friday, November 13, residents demanded the budget be cut in the face of a second double [...]

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Chambers Prepare for the Holiday Season

Posted on 19 November 2009

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, local chambers of commerce are gearing up for what they hope will be a fun-filled, and lucrative, holiday season – usually the last boost for businesses before winter takes a hold of the East End. “We are trying to make a big deal of it this year,” said Phil Bucking, the [...]

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