Archive | December, 2009

‘Tis the Season for Giving: Public Continues to Help the Needy

Posted on 26 December 2009

The weather is blistering cold and the economy is in the tank but Sag Harbor Village volunteers and officials are looking on the bright side this holiday season. Despite an up tick in the local need for gratis services and necessities, the tradition of giving is alive and well. The Christ Episcopal Church is noting [...]

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Town Waits on Native American Graves Map

Posted on 26 December 2009

Riding on the coat tails of a preliminary approval for federal recognition, the Shinnecock Nation received another bit of good news from the Southampton Town Board this Tuesday. The board accepted the boundaries outlined by the Southampton Cemetery Study which identifies the location of known Native American grave sites on privately and publicly owned properties [...]

Approval of Video Arraignments Will Benefit Sag Harbor

Posted on 26 December 2009

After a resolution to purchase $275,000 in video arraignment equipment was defeated by the Southampton Town Board on December 8, the measure was reintroduced and approved this Tuesday. Previously, councilwoman and supervisor-elect Anna Throne-Holst joined with councilman Chris Nuzzi in voting down a measure to bond, or take out a loan, to finance the project [...]

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Audit Reveals Possible Financial Violations by Southampton Town

Posted on 26 December 2009

In 2008, Southampton Town may have violated the covenants concerning bonds, or borrowing, by co-mingling money in the capital fund, said the town’s recently hired auditing firm Nawrocki Smith. The town board had waited months for the 2008 audit, which had to be restated after the discovery of numerous accounting mistakes in tracking monies in [...]

Ravens Sneak Past Indians; Porters Smack Bees

Posted on 26 December 2009

By Benito Vila  To long-time League VIII basketball fans, the current standings seem a bit like science fiction, as if the 2009 season has started out in a parallel universe of oddly inverted realities. Pierson and Bridgehampton, two schools usually in the middle or towards the top, are both 0-2 and at the bottom; Ross, [...]

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Unsettling Loss for Lady Whalers

Posted on 26 December 2009

By Benito Vila Consistency. It’s a word many coaches use much the same way TV hucksters use “not available in stores.” It’s a phrase meant to get your attention. And with good reason: consistency, in any sport, is a way of describing those habits that create success. Coaches know that winning comes from doing the [...]

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Bridgehampton School Searches for New Superintendent

Posted on 26 December 2009

Bridgehampton’s Superintendent search officially began last week when private search firm School Leadership spent all of last Wednesday meeting with school administrators, staff, students, and parents to determine what qualities the community desires in their new Superintendent. Their meetings ended with an open community forum Wednesday night where about 15 people attended, including board member [...]

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Santa Claus

Posted on 23 December 2009

Jolly Old Saint Nick makes a special trip to the village to talk about his favorite requests, the recession and why he loves Sag Harbor. Thanks for taking some time to come on down to Sag Harbor from the North Pole. I know this is your busy season. It’s a pleasure. I love Sag Harbor. [...]

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Scanlon’s Fireplace: Saving the Environment, One Holiday Hearth at a Time

Posted on 23 December 2009

For close to 13 years the Scanlon family has brought fireplaces, wood burning stoves and chimney services to the East End through Sag Harbor Fireplace and as technology has evolved with their growing business, clients can now be guaranteed beautiful aesthetics combined with environmental sensitivity and a hefty tax break. Sag Harbor Fireplace, located on [...]

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Santa at the Beach: Cartoonist’s East End line of greeting cards

Posted on 22 December 2009

Peter Spacek’s foray into the world of greeting cards began as many new business ventures do — with frustration over what was already available. Spacek, an illustrator and cartoonist who once worked as a freelancer for Hallmark, is also an avid surfer, so he was always on the lookout for cards with a beach theme. [...]