Archive | December, 2009

Letters December 24, 2009

Posted on 26 December 2009

Great Christmas Gift Dear Bryan, What a total surprise! Fabulous neighbors, Barbara Lobosco and her son, Steve, appeared out of the blue in my snow-filled driveway, shovels in hand, to dig a trench from my back door to my rear gate. It was the best Christmas gift that I have ever received — ever! Otherwise, one [...]

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Doubts

Posted on 26 December 2009

As Meryl Streep’s character, Sister Aloysius sobs in the final moments of the heartwarming holiday film classic, Doubt — I have doubts.  Though, for the record — I have no doubt Father Flynn was guilty.  Please, with those nails? Now I doubt there is a single theater person reading this who is not thinking: “Correction!  [...]

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Look Ahead

Posted on 26 December 2009

With joy in our hearts and a need for closure, this week, we gladly wave goodbye to the first 10 years of the 21st century. And what a 10 years it’s been. We started the decade in 2000 with “hanging chads” and the contested presidential election followed in 2001 by September 11th, arguably the worst [...]

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The State of Media

Posted on 26 December 2009

By Karl Grossman Media in the United States have been undergoing huge changes—and that goes for Long Island, too. Jaci Clement, executive director of the Fair Media Council and a former Newsday reporter and editor, outlined changes that have happened here at the annual meeting earlier this month of the Suffolk Cooperative Library System. The [...]

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“Happy Letters” For Pierson Seniors

Posted on 26 December 2009

By Benito Vila It’s that time of year again in the Pierson guidance office, a crush of last-minute senior applications being packed up and prepared to go out into the world. While some seniors are just getting their final materials together, there are several who have already heard from certain schools, rolling and early admissions [...]

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Whalers Fall to Settlers, Face Mercy Wednesday

Posted on 26 December 2009

By Benito Vila A thing of beauty may be a joy forever, but a 63-39 final score in high school basketball is neither beautiful nor joyful, for either team. On Friday, the Pierson boys’ varsity basketball team made its home debut, the new Whalers coming in looking to send the Southold Settlers back to the [...]

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Zoning Board Waits on House Application

Posted on 26 December 2009

The Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals held off on an application seeking to build a new home on Hillside Drive East at a recent board meeting, held on Friday, December 15. The board asked for revised surveys and topography maps and a clarification of the true cubic feet of the project, and will [...]

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Town Board Signs Off on Animal Shelter

Posted on 26 December 2009

Nearly two weeks ago, the Southampton Town Board unanimously approved an order allowing supervisor Linda Kabot to sign an agreement with the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, Inc. The foundation, a not-for-profit organization founded by several members of the town’s Animal Shelter Advisory Committee and local residents, will take over operations and manage the Southampton Town [...]

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TASH Files Charges Against District

Posted on 26 December 2009

The Teacher’s Association of Sag Harbor (TASH) President Eileen Kochanasz revealed on Friday, December 18, that TASH would file formal charges against the Sag Harbor School District for bargaining in bad faith. NYSUT, the teacher’s union representatives, helped draft the charges over the weekend and by Wednesday, December 23, the charges were formally submitted to [...]

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Shoppers Had Their Lists, But Retailers Unsure How Season Will Compare

Posted on 26 December 2009

Local retailers are unsure how this holiday shopping season will compare with years past, but they agree buyers have clearly targeted some favorite items. “The zhu zhu pets were absolutely the hottest this year,” said Lisa Bucking, proprietor of the Variety Store on Main Street. Bucking said her store received three separate shipments of the [...]

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