Archive | January, 2010

One Building Owner Hopes to Raise Building, Another Hopes for Outdoor Pizza Oven

Posted on 29 January 2010

Sag Harbor’s Tutto Il Giorno plans to build an outdoor pizza oven with the hopes of diversifying its menu, although the Sag Harbor Village Planning Board expressed concerns on Tuesday night that neighbors to the Italian eatery may not be pleased with the concept of the smell of homemade pizza wafting through their windows come [...]

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Richard Grubb

Posted on 28 January 2010

The former Haitian missionary and head of Impact Haiti, a ministry based at Living Water Church in Wainscott, about the mission he supports and Haiti’s future in the aftermath of the earthquake. In March, Grubb plans to travel to Haiti to assess the situation first hand. Tell me about your ministry work in Haiti. “I [...]

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Non-Profits Share Strategies at Social Services Summit

Posted on 28 January 2010

By Georgia Suter Conquering financial concerns and finding ways to share resources were among the subjects  discussed  at the first East End Social Service Summit, which brought numerous local non-profits into the same room for the first time. The lulling economy has resulted in substantial drops in governmental assistance and private donations for the non-profit [...]

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Sagaponack Leads Pack of Nation’s Most Expensive Small Towns

Posted on 28 January 2010

By Georgia Suter Despite declining home sale values throughout most of the country, the East End’s small village of Sagaponack has weathered the recession remarkably well. Last week’s Business Week magazine identified the historic, ocean-side area as being the most expensive in the country, with median home sale prices in 2009 hitting $4,421,458, compared to [...]

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School Narrows Pre-K to Two Options

Posted on 28 January 2010

By Bryan Boyhan Determined to have a Pre-Kindergarten program available by September, the Sag Harbor School District has winnowed down at least eight different possibilities and years of discussion to two options. Both have the program being offered on campus, but the way they would be funded would be different. “This feels like déjà vu,” [...]

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Pierson Students Learning On the Road

Posted on 28 January 2010

by Annette Hinkle It’s true that students can learn about other cultures by studying the history and art of faraway places in the classroom — but Pierson art teacher Peter Solow will tell you that nothing brings it all together like taking a trip to where it all happened. On February 10, Solow and a [...]

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Learning the Language: Pierson Breaks Ground with New ESL Program

Posted on 28 January 2010

By Marissa Maier Jennifer Warner, a young teacher at the Sag Harbor Elementary School, is sitting in a chair flanked by seven pint-sized students. Reading from a chapter book, Warner reads the phrase “eat my socks” and turns to the group to say, “Does everyone know what that means?” The meaning behind this colloquialism would [...]

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A Harmonic Convergence: A new studio and outlet for emerging singer/songwriters

Posted on 28 January 2010

by Marianna Levine Musician and contractor Bryan Downey is definitely a man with a mission. He not only organized the hugely successful “Singer/Songwriter Sundays” series, which premiered at Bay Street Theatre on January 17, he also started seeking out and recording local performers at his newly built Bulldog Studios in Noyac this past year. He [...]

Inspiring those Poetic Spirits

Posted on 28 January 2010

by Annette Hinkle Ask anyone who’s lived out here for a while — getting through the winters on the East End, both physically and socially, can be a challenge. But thanks to “Phao’s Prose With Spirits,” an event this Sunday featuring a curious merger of saké and poetry, it looks like January will end on [...]

A Friday to Forget for Whalers, Bees and Ravens

Posted on 25 January 2010

By Benito Vila Friday was a day to forget on the scoreboard for the Bridgehampton, Ross, and Pierson boys’ varsity basketball teams. All three schools lost games by margins that no player wants to see, the Killer Bees losing by seven to Greenport, 54-47, the Ravens by seven to Shelter Island, 68-61 and the Whalers [...]

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