Archive | January, 2010

The Job Ahead

Posted on 21 January 2010

We remember 17 years ago when Fred Kent from Project for Public Spaces first came to Sag Harbor. He spoke in the sanctuary of the Methodist Church and told people how they could make their community a more peaceful and pedestrian friendly place with what he called “traffic calming.” Traffic calming. In the nearly two [...]

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Aftershocks of a Nation

Posted on 21 January 2010

The images are unforgettable. Injured children screaming in pain while doctors explain amputation procedures to parents, countless bodies piled in the street decomposing as the living pass by with hardly a glance, the desperate wandering in search of a morsel of food or a sip of water that might sustain them for one more day, [...]

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Letters January 21, 2010

Posted on 21 January 2010

What Do Teachers Make? Dear Editor: “Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.” John F. Kennedy  A friend who sends me funny [...]

Boys’ Basketball: The End is in Sight

Posted on 21 January 2010

By Benito Vila Anticipation is something endearing songs can be written about; elimination is not. Both the Pierson Whalers and the Ross Ravens are coming to terms with the fact that losses are leaving them out of the playoff mix with just six games left to go. The Whalers are in the weaker position, a [...]

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Lady Whalers Look to Return to Playoffs

Posted on 21 January 2010

By Benito Vila Pierson girls’ varsity basketball coach Dennis Case likes what he’s seen from his team of late, one-sided wins over Port Jefferson and Shelter Island this week leaving the Lady Whalers at 5-2 and a victory short of returning to the county playoffs for the fourth consecutive year.  “We’re getting the teamwork we [...]

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Whalers Host Food Pantry Benefit

Posted on 21 January 2010

The Pierson Whaler basketball team is hosting a benefit for the Sag Harbor Food Pantry on Sunday, February 7, at the Brick Kiln Firehouse from 8 a.m. to noon. The cost is $5 for children and $10 for adults. All proceeds are being donated to the Food Pantry. Those attending are asked to bring non-perishable [...]

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Point of View: What is the Teacher Contract Dispute Really About?

Posted on 21 January 2010

By Susan Lamontagne First there was a mediator, then a Fact Finder, and then a lawsuit. It seems as though nothing has been able to resolve the contract dispute between Sag Harbor’s teachers’ union and board of education. So what’s going on? As the parent of a first grader who has been thrilled with our [...]

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Hampton Library Moves Back Home

Posted on 21 January 2010

By Marianna Levine After exactly 16 months to the day of extensive renovations, the Hampton Library is once again open to the public at its original Main Street location. And it appears that the library has swiftly and successfully managed to blend the cozy and familiar with the strikingly new. The library’s executive director, Susan [...]

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Obituaries January 21, 2010

Posted on 21 January 2010

Gertrude E. Ferrara Gertrude E. Ferrara, a resident of 34 Union Street in Sag Harbor for the last 60 years, died of congestive heart failure on January 13, 2010 at her son’s home in the Springs section of East Hampton. She was 88 years old. She was born in New York City to Robert MacGarva [...]

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Murderous Musical: Theatre for the new economy

Posted on 20 January 2010

It’s not every day that East End audiences have a chance to witness the birth of a musical — one that may go on to be a hit show some day — but that’s exactly what’s happening this week at Bay Street Theatre. Composer Joe Kinosian and lyricist Kellen Blair arrived in Sag Harbor early [...]