Archive | March, 2010

Competition is Good

Posted on 13 March 2010

The number of small school districts on the East End is often criticized as being financially inefficient, but parents in the Sagaponack School District are benefiting from having more options. Since the Sagaponack School Board decided this week to let parents choose where to send their children after fourth grade,  Sagaponack schoolchildren will have the [...]

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Saving Radio

Posted on 13 March 2010

By Karl Grossman What a scene this weekend: the finest radio station studio facility on Long Island was being prepared to be dismantled. The elements of WLIU radio — microphones, file folders, CDs, etc. — were in cardboard boxes waiting to be moved. And soon, the soundproof walls and ceilings, the little rooms where on-air [...]

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Did You Win an Oscar Last Night?

Posted on 13 March 2010

By Harvey Jacobs      The other day I heard a young student confide in his friend, “You know what? I’m just not a creative person. I know they say we need creative people but I guess some of us don’t make the cut.”      I was left thinking about that boy’s self-image and the larger [...]

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Boys Will Be Girls: Show Gives “Main Drag” New Meaning

Posted on 13 March 2010

By Marianna Levine Last Saturday night, the term “Main drag” took on a whole new meaning in Sag Harbor. By 10 o’clock, it was standing room only at Blue Sky restaurant on Main Street where a wide range of people had turned out to see Danny Ximo’s “Raffa Show,” a cabaret in drag. Young, old, [...]

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Bridgehampton Students Inspired and Innovative

Posted on 13 March 2010

By Marianna Levine A proposal by one student to erect cost-saving solar panels on the school and a discussion of the benefits of foreign travel by another dominated the Bridgehampton School Board meeting on Monday night. In addition, interim business administrator George Chesterton gave a brief update on the current proposed budget. The expected report [...]

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Sobering Study: AD and Athletic Council discuss alcohol and drug report

Posted on 13 March 2010

By Benito Vila In Texas the 1970s, it was said that boys were not men until they went to a ZZ Top concert, built their own car and outran a cop with it. Rites of passage being what they are, Pierson athletic director Montgomery Granger has been considering how to best counteract a prevalent problem [...]

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The Scramble for the Oscars

Posted on 12 March 2010

At one point on Sunday evening, Bay Street Theatre managing director Gary Hygom found himself surrounded in the booth by would-be Oscar viewers, desperately trying to help Hygom find a live feed able to broadcast the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. “Everyone had said, you can get it on ABC, you can get it on Hulu,” [...]

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Sag Harbor Village Officials Say Justice Court Will Likely Cost Nothing

Posted on 12 March 2010

As the Village of Sag Harbor moves closer to establishing its own justice court, this week the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees unveiled a draft budget for the court, and after matching those figures with projected revenues, said it should break even at the very least, and may even make the village close to [...]

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William Schoolman

Posted on 11 March 2010

The president of the Hampton Luxury Liner and Classic Coach on how he went from being an angry citizen to bringing a suit against the state over the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s “Payroll” Tax. How did you change from an average outraged taxpayer to filing a lawsuit against the MTA? The final straw was when I [...]

Bridgehampton Bank Rings NASDAQ’s Closing Bell; and other news briefs

Posted on 11 March 2010

Bridgehampton National Bank Ring NASDAQ’s Closing Bell As part of the Bridgehampton National Bank’s 100th Birthday celebration, Kevin O’Connor, president and CEO of the bank along with members of the board of directors and staff rang the NASDAQ closing bell on Friday, March 5, at the NASDAQ Studios in Times Square. Bridge Bancorp became a [...]