Archive | December, 2009

Blizzard Bakeoff: five pounds of dough, three jars of sprinkles & seven kids

Posted on 22 December 2009

Anyone who grew up back when there were real winters may have grown to lament the lack of big snows in December in recent decades. But if ever there was a weekend to redeem the holiday snow drought and revive fond memories of Christmas past, then this was it. For a lot of us, Saturday’s [...]

Consciousness of a Poet

Posted on 22 December 2009

by Marianna Levine On Saturday, December 26 Canio’s Books will be hosting a string of festive events as part of their series of “Cultural Cafes.” Bookstore managers Maryann Calendrille and Kathryn Szoka have organized an evening of poetry featuring the work of Nicaraguan poet and priest Ernesto Cardenal. The event starts with a jazz concert [...]

Blizzard Means Fun for Some Work for Others

Posted on 20 December 2009

It was one for the record books. The 24 inches the blizzard of ‘09 dropped on the East End is the most in December since Richard Hendrickson has been keeping records  — and that’s over 80 years. Hendrickson, who is the United States Weather Observer for our region, measured exactly two feet “on the level” [...]

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School’s Out for Blizzard: Pierson and Town Hall Closed on Monday

Posted on 20 December 2009

The Sag Harbor School District announced Sunday evening that school on Monday, December 21, will be canceled due to hazardous road conditions from the snow storm. The Board of Education meeting, which was scheduled for Monday evening, is also canceled and the board will next meet in the new year on January 4, 2010. Southampton [...]

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East End Blizzard of ’09: Drivers Advised to Stay Off Roads

Posted on 19 December 2009

Following a day of light snow fall, Southampton Town Police has now issued a blizzard warning. Police say the East End could accumulate between 12 to 24 inches by Sunday. Recent snow fall has made it nearly impossible for the snow plows to keep the roads clear, add police. And gusty winds have created snow [...]

Former GOP Leader Buzz Schwenk Dies at 86

Posted on 18 December 2009

Edwin M “Buzz” Schwenk of Southampton, the politically powerful former chairman of the Suffolk County Republican Committee, who helped craft legislation to protect the Pine Barrens and create the Community Preservation Fund, died after a short illness on December 17 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 86 years old Born in Southampton [...]

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Shinnecocks Awarded Preliminary Federal Recognition

Posted on 18 December 2009

On Tuesday, the Department of the Interior released a preliminary approval to add the Shinnecock Indian Nation to the list of federally recognized tribes. After filing their first petition with the U.S Bureau of Indian Affairs – a division of the DOI – in 1978, Tuesday’s ruling brings the Shinnecocks one step closer to ending [...]

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Southampton Man Crashes into Telephone Pole in Sag Harbor

Posted on 18 December 2009

A Southampton man was transported to Southampton Hospital on Thursday, December 17, after colliding with a telephone pole on Brickiln Road in Sag Harbor at 12:32 in the morning while he wasn’t wearing a seat belt, say police. According to Southampton Town Police, James Jay Durning, 49, was driving his 2003 Mercedes Benz sedan when [...]

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East End Thoughts: Lighted Miracles, Imagine That

Posted on 18 December 2009

By Richard Gambino Christmas and Hanukkah on the East End. I watch the eyes of young children as they gaze at the constellations of holiday lights here. Miracles all, every child.  Every mother looks at her newborn baby and counts the fingers and toes. Every first cry made by a baby just out of the [...]

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Obituaries December 17, 2009

Posted on 18 December 2009

Mary A. Kyle Mary A. Kyle, 95, a former Sag Harbor resident, died Saturday, December 12, 2009 at her home in Millerton, N.Y. where she had lived for the last year and a half. Born, May 12, 1914, in New York City, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Clark Johnson. Mrs. [...]

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