Archive | April, 2010

Challenge Bias

Posted on 29 April 2010

The conviction of Jeffrey Conroy of first-degree manslaughter as a hate crime and conspiracy for stabbing to death Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero in Patchogue—a slaying and trial that brought international attention to Suffolk County—has happened. More trials of members of the gang of seven young men who engaged in what they called “beaner-hopping”—searching out and [...]

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The Science of Saving a Shellfishery

Posted on 28 April 2010

By Annette Hinkle Back in the mid-1980s, things weren’t looking good for the 200 or so baymen who plied the waters of the East End. Shellfish populations were collapsing, partly due to brown tide which was just taking hold, keeper limits on striped bass went from 16 to 24 inches, and the DEC put an [...]

Annie & Eli Take the Stage

Posted on 28 April 2010

By Annette Hinkle The stars will come out early this weekend in Sag Harbor — and we’re not talking heavens here, but theatre. Specifically, the Bay Street Theatre, which, on Saturday, dedicates its new 99 seat Annie & Eli stage — a theatre within the theatre — named for that consummate acting couple, Anne Jackson [...]

Bridgehampton School Names New Superintendent

Posted on 27 April 2010

By Kathryn G. Menu This week, the Bridgehampton Board of Education announced that Dr. Lois R. Favre will take the helm at the Bridgehampton School this August when Superintendent Dr. Dianne Youngblood retires. Dr. Favre will be formally presented to the Bridgehampton community at a school board work session Wednesday night, where it is expected [...]

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Boys Struggle to Find a Win

Posted on 23 April 2010

by Jesse Rosenthal It’s been a rough road for the Pierson Varsity Baseball team so far this season. Following a blowout 11-1 loss in Hampton Bays to conclude their non-league series, and posting a 5-4 loss in Port Jefferson on Tuesday, the boys let the lead slip away at home last night against Port Jefferson, [...]

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Ladies Take It One Game at a Time

Posted on 23 April 2010

By Jesse Rosenthal Coach Melissa Edwards and the Pierson Varsity Softball club improved to 6-1 on the season Friday as they handed Hampton Bays a 3-2 loss on their own diamond. You can’t win them all though, as the Lady Whalers found Tuesday night in Bayport-Blue Point where they acquired only their second loss of [...]

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Collegiate Baseball: Batter Up

Posted on 23 April 2010

The Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League’s Hampton Division is gearing up for its 2010 season, Sag Harbor Whalers team hats for sale at Eleven Madison, a boutique across from the Civil War monument. Eleven Madison’s Kevin Major, is helping arrange part-time work for this summer’s players. Anyone in need of part-time employees from mid-May to late [...]

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Little League Update

Posted on 23 April 2010

Every division, from t-ball to majors, on the field at least one afternoon this past week, the Sag Harbor Bridgehampton Little League debuts league play this coming week. The baseball majors’ teams open Monday: PBA at Lions Field in Bridgehampton and SHFD at Flying Point in Southampton. The softball majors and the baseball AAA stars [...]

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Smack Down

Posted on 23 April 2010

We’re disappointed that the local races for school board have such scant competition. In Bridgehampton there are only three candidates seeking the two available seats. In Sag Harbor it’s even worse. Two candidates are running uncontested for two seats. But with this past Monday night’s raucous school board meeting underscoring what has been a brutal [...]

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Mangled Belief

Posted on 23 April 2010

Last week, we went to a tea party. Or rather a demonstration held by the East End’s chapter of the Tea Party on the highway in front of East Hampton Town Hall. As with any political party, we understand that not all Tea Partiers are of the same shade and we believe they most likely [...]

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