Archive | February, 2010

Lady Whalers Coach Looks Ahead

Posted on 25 February 2010

By Benito Vila There was no way of knowing which way the basketball season would go for the Pierson Lady Whalers this winter. With only one returning starter, several players new to the sport and a number of eighth graders coming out for the team, coach Dennis Case acknowledged at the time, “This will certainly [...]

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Paving the Way for Citizen Projects

Posted on 25 February 2010

In the not too distant past, the Sag Harbor School District was visited by Fred Kent of the not-for-profit organization Project for Public Spaces. Kent offered ideas and information on his previous work across the globe, but his message was simple: He couldn’t give Sag Harbor cookie cutter answers to solve its spatial problems. Instead, [...]

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Obama Nukes

Posted on 25 February 2010

Nuclear power opponents on Long Island are outraged at President Barack Obama’s change of position on nuclear power. Long critical of atomic energy, Obama spoke in his State of the Union speech of “building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants” and last week announced $8.3 billion in federal government loan guarantees to [...]

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Spotting Eagles

Posted on 25 February 2010

It’s unusual, but not rare, to spot an immature eagle in the skies over the East End. In fact there have been sightings of the big birds from Amagansett to the East Hampton Airport to Noyac Bay in the past few months. But it is extremely rare to see a fully mature bald eagle. Greg [...]

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WLIU Closes Deal, Set to Move to Southampton Village

Posted on 25 February 2010

By Bryan Boyhan Still unsure where they will operate from, Peconic Public Broadcasting signed an $850,000 contract this week to buy the license for radio station WLIU, the National Public Radio affiliate that has been operating on the Southampton Campus of what is now Stony Brook University. Work began this week to clear the station [...]

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Obituaries February 25, 2010

Posted on 25 February 2010

Barbara F. Mather Barbara F. Mather, originally of North Haven, Sag Harbor and later residing at Riverhead Landing in Riverhead, died on November 5, 2009 of complications of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) at Peconic Bay Medical Center. She was 77 years old. Born on May 20, 1932 in the Bronx, New York to Harold [...]

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Bridgehampton CAC Talks Traffic and Transportation

Posted on 25 February 2010

By Marianna Levine Traffic and transportation were the themes once more at a sparsely attended Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee meeting last Monday night. Besides the CAC chair Fred Cammann’s disappointment with the turn out (which several members attributed to the Winter Olympics), the committee had a quick presentation on code enforcement by Southampton Ordinance Inspector [...]

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The Ross Model Expands Beyond the East End

Posted on 22 February 2010

By Marissa Maier In 1991, Courtney Sale and Stephen J. Ross started the Ross School in East Hampton with only three students. Nearly 20 years later, the school has flourished into a co-educational program for grades K-12 and now boasts a lower school campus in Bridgehampton. The expansion of the Ross School though isn’t limited [...]

Village Market Drops by 67% Over Five Years

Posted on 22 February 2010

By Marissa Maier The Sag Harbor Village real estate market started the year off with a record bang. In January, Tara Newman of Saunders Real Estate and a broker from Brown, Harris, Stevens brokered a deal on an 8,000-square-foot waterfront home on Shaw Road for $13.75 million, the most a village house has ever fetched. [...]

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Businesses Looking for Smart, Local Hires

Posted on 19 February 2010

East End businesses have struggled under the weight of a nationwide recession – cutting back on employees and reorganizing their business models to conform to a more frugal clientele, even on the affluent East End of Long Island. “I don’t think we are at the end of the recession,” said Greg Ferraris, a certified public [...]

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