Archive | January, 2010

Ross Senior Show Rocks

Posted on 31 January 2010

By Benito Vila “So what’s it all mean?” and “Why do we have to learn this stuff?” are common refrains from kids in school at every level. Parents and educators are always hesitant to tell the truth in answering the first question, that it all means little unless it’s applied and practiced. And few are [...]

Condition One

Posted on 31 January 2010

By Peter Hamilton Travis The title originally intended for this week’s column was: The Sensible Person’s Guide To Surviving Winter on The East End of Long Island: Am I The Only Freak Left Out Here Actually Enjoying The New Ice Age? However — according to a certain local newsie working in the biz — printing [...]

Overseeing LIPA

Posted on 31 January 2010

With the start of the new year, Suffolk County Legislator Edward Romaine has been revising and will soon re-introduce his bill to create a county panel to give oversight to the Long Island Power Authority. And, in Albany, State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. is re-introducing his bill to return LIPA to having—as the law [...]

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Do Pre-K Right

Posted on 31 January 2010

The Sag Harbor School District has spoken about establishing a pre-kindergarten program since 1998. Almost 12 years later, a Sag Harbor student’s public education career still begins with kindergarten. We cannot consider ourselves a leading academic district without offering universal pre-kindergarten; especially in light of the fact that our district is the only one in [...]

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Letters January 28, 2010

Posted on 31 January 2010

Leave it to the Professionals Dear Bryan, While the Teachers Association of Sag Harbor applauds the efforts of parents investigating what is at the root of the dispute over contract negotiations, we are disheartened by the inaccurate reporting of information in Point of View by Susan Lamontagne (Sag Harbor Express, January 21) Representatives of the [...]

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Perfect Night for Pierson: Teams Sweep Ross

Posted on 31 January 2010

By Benito Vila The Pierson and Ross basketball programs matched-up for four games Friday, the Whalers winning all four: varsity girls, JV girls, JV boys and varsity boys. The varsity boys’ game was the closest of them all, the outcome in doubt until late in the fourth quarter when Pierson’s Skyler Loesch hit a pair [...]

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Coordinating Relief From 1500 Miles Away

Posted on 30 January 2010

By Marissa Maier Before the earthquake in Haiti, Christina Carter was a regular mother balancing her responsibilities as a film producer while raising her seven-year-old son. This would all change after Carter’s close friend Jonathan Glynn, a Sag Harbor based artist and recreational pilot, decided to jump in his four-seater Cessna and fly to the [...]

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Library In Limbo

Posted on 29 January 2010

The Sag Harbor Planning Board still does not have enough information on plans to expand and restore the John Jermain Memorial Library to bring the project to the public, it announced on Tuesday night, meaning it will be another month before the village can begin its formal review of the plan. During a work session [...]

Stella Maris is Good to Go Solar in Historic District

Posted on 29 January 2010

Recently students at the Stella Maris Regional School in Sag Harbor began drafting letters to village officials reasoning why solar panels should be allowed at the Catholic school, located in the heart of the village’s historic district. After this week, Stella Maris Principal Janie said they will likely become thank you letters. After three years [...]

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JJML Eyes Plan for Park Parcel

Posted on 29 January 2010

The John Jermain Memorial Library board of trustees purchased a triangle-shaped piece of land next to Mashashimuet Park in 2002 with the hope they might one day expand library services to a second Sag Harbor library at the park. With the board, and community, settled on an on-site expansion of services at JJML’s historic Main [...]

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