Archive | April, 2010

Unbalanced Education

Posted on 23 April 2010

By Karl Grossman The planned closing of most of SUNY’s Stony Brook Southampton campus represents more than an outrageous decision by the administration of Stony Brook University. It further shortchanges Long Island of seats at four-year SUNY schools. Compared to upstate New York, Long Island for decades has been under-served in having such seats. The [...]

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Why We Were Forced to Streamline Southampton Operations

Posted on 23 April 2010

By Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr. President, Stony Brook University Faced with a 20% reduction, amounting to nearly $55 million, in New York State financial support over the past two years, I announced last week that Stony Brook University has been forced to make strategic cuts and streamline operations at its various locations. Notably, we [...]

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Obituaries April 22, 2010

Posted on 23 April 2010

Martha Rusk Sutphen Martha Rusk Sutphen, 79, died of cancer on April 12, 2010 at her home in Sag Harbor, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Sutphen was a long term resident of Sag Harbor and New York City. Born on May 17, 1930 to Dr. Howard Rusk and Gladys Houx Rusk, she was raised in [...]

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Letters April 22, 1010

Posted on 23 April 2010

Summerfest Forced to Close To the Editor, A new broom sweeps clean. But sometimes, in the rush of enthusiasm for a new start, a beloved institution is swept out the door. Such seems to be the case at the Sag Harbor Union Free School District, which has just caused the elimination of its delightful SUMMERFEST, [...]

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Heroism Illustrated: Magazine Will Feature Local Marine’s Exploits

Posted on 23 April 2010

By Bryan Boyhan Jordan Haerter’s life has been celebrated in many ways since he was killed in Iraq two years ago today. This summer his heroism will be the subject of an illustration in a magazine for his fellow U.S. Marines. The Sag Harbor native had been in Ramadi, Iraq for only a month when [...]

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Bulova Developers Remain Hopeful

Posted on 23 April 2010

On Tuesday night, the Sag Harbor Zoning Board of Appeals agreed to extend several variances that would allow for the construction of 65 luxury condominiums at the former Bulova Watchcase Factory. However, according to project spokesman David Kronman, the development remains on hold while his firm continues to search for financing. “We are still 100 percent committed to the [...]

Raucous School Meeting Reflects the Mood of Budget Process

Posted on 23 April 2010

After months of workshops and public meetings, the Sag Harbor School Board approved a $31.5 million budget for 2010-2011 on Monday evening. In front of a packed gymnasium at Pierson, with the exception of Wes Frye who voted ‘nay’ and Walter Wilcoxen who is away on business, the full board supported the proposed spending plan. [...]

Three to Vie for Two Seats on the Bridgehampton School Board

Posted on 23 April 2010

Bridgehampton School Board member Joseph Berhalter, and residents Jo Ann Comfort and Lawrence LaPointe will all vie for two seats on the school board this May, with incumbent Carol Kalish deciding not to throw her hat in the ring for a second elected term. The election will be held along with the district’s budget vote, on Tuesday, May 18. [...]

Sag Harbor Village Adopts Budget

Posted on 23 April 2010

On Friday, April 16, the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees adopted an $8,229,019 spending plan for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, a 2.43 percent increase over this year’s budget with $7,703,690 earmarked to cover the village’s general operating budget and the remaining $525,329 accounting for Sag Harbor’s sewer fund. The adoption came after board members decided to scrap [...]

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Zachary Studenroth

Posted on 23 April 2010

The newly-appointed Southampton Town Historian on why historic documents are relevant today and out of the eight volumes of town records, which document is his favorite.   What exactly does the Southampton Town Historian do? The Southampton Town Historian is working within the clerk’s department. The job entails working with the records in the area [...]

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