Archive | December, 2009

For Lady Whalers, the Best Came Last

Posted on 18 December 2009

By Benito Vila  “That’s the way you do it,” is a line made famous once by Dire Straits in their song, “Money For Nothing”. It’s also a refrain heard coming from the home crowd more than once Tuesday as the Lady Whalers ran up a 46-34 win over Shelter Island in the Pierson gym. Junior [...]

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First Win Gets Away from Pierson Whalers

Posted on 18 December 2009

By Benito Vila “The side making the most goals in that time shall be declared the winner.” So states the thirteenth of basketball’s original thirteen rules. Much has changed since December 1891 when Dr. James Naismith penned and posted those at a YMCA in Springfield, Mass. That rule, though, still holds, the ball going in [...]

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Ravens Up, Bees Down

Posted on 18 December 2009

By Benito Vila The first game is always a long time coming for players and coaches alike. Then, after so many practices and much scrimmaging, the outcome either puts a team in first place or last. For the Ross varsity basketball team, Tuesday’s league opener at Smithtown Christian meant leaving school early for a long [...]

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Business Today: Holiday Cheer and Plenty of Beer

Posted on 17 December 2009

For over a decade The Southampton Publick House has made Christmas ale, Southampton Biere de Garde, in honor of the holiday season. During that time, as craft and microbrew beer has found a cult like following among beer aficionados and hops hounds, Publick House owner Donald Sullivan has had to warn a lot less people [...]

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Hands-on and Healthy in Bridgehampton’s Culinary Arts Program

Posted on 17 December 2009

by Marianna Levine Initially, Bridgehampton school district’s new Nutrition and Culinary Arts Practicum might seem like just a fancy way of re-packing a Home Economics course, but in fact it is an innovative way to make the science of nutrition come alive for local students, as well as possibly paving the way for the school [...]

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Sag Harbor Lions: Community, Service and Christmas Trees

Posted on 17 December 2009

Over 40 years ago, as Bob Freidah remembers it, Dan MacLean – a member of the Sag Harbor Lions Club – used to sell Christmas trees out of his gas station, located across the street from The Corner Bar near the old railroad bed. “One year, Dan came to us and said, ‘How would you [...]

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WLIU Stumbles With Employee Salaries

Posted on 17 December 2009

Fans of radio station WLIU may have noticed this week there were more pre-recorded features on the air than usual, and that some of their favorite personalities were not on when they were expected to be. The station is in a transition, as Peconic Public Broadcasting — the group that successfully bid on WLIU’s license in [...]

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Cans Take on Religious Meaning at Hanukkah

Posted on 17 December 2009

On Saturday evening inside Vered Gallery in East Hampton, Rabbi Leibel Baumgarten of Chabad East Hampton led a large gathering through the Havdalah ceremony, which marks the conclusion of the Jewish Sabbath. And with this being the second night of Hanukkah, candles were lit to mark that occasion as well. But rather than sitting in [...]

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Former Harbormaster Claims Discrimination

Posted on 17 December 2009

Sag Harbor’s former Harbor Master, Ed Swenson, who quit his job with the village in October, filed an employment and age discrimination claim with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission shortly after leaving his post. According to the claim, filed on November 6, Swenson has accused the village of both age discrimination and retaliation. [...]

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Effort Mounted to Encourage Local Volunteers

Posted on 17 December 2009

Just as President Barack Obama has called on the American people to help ease the effects of an economic downturn and better the nation by volunteering for community organizations and not-for-profits, so to are a group of local organizations, banding together to increase awareness, and hopefully membership among their own ranks. In October, artist and [...]

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