Archive | May, 2010

Local Heroes

Posted on 30 May 2010

Every year, as the Memorial Day parade marches by our office, we’re struck by the fading number of World War II veterans among the ranks. It never fails to produce a lump in our throats. The strong men and women of our parents’ generation who we remember seeing just yesterday on the streets of Sag [...]

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Road to Enlightenment

Posted on 30 May 2010

With a terrible accident on Route 114 that injured two local students and a separate high speed motorcycle crash in Montauk that took the life of a 19-year-old female passenger, this week has served up a frightening reminder of how things change here once the weather heats up. It’s something of a tradition — to [...]

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Obituaries May 27, 2010

Posted on 30 May 2010

George Theodore Stahl George Theodore Stahl, born December 1, 1924, died peacefully at his Sag Harbor home on Tuesday, May 25. He was 85 years old. Mr. Stahl is survived by his wife, Margaret Stahl, whom he married 65 years ago, brother David Stahl, children Eric Stahl, Peter Stahl and Ellen Stahl, grandchildren Jason Stahl, [...]

Letters May 27, 2010

Posted on 30 May 2010

Lighten Up Dear Bryan, In last week’s Express, two of my neighbors running with me for election to the Village Board responded in an emotional (and personal) manner after I sought Board of Elections review of their nominating petitions. Rather than responding in kind, let me just say: Come on guys, lighten up. The state Election [...]

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WWII Ended 65 Years Ago

Posted on 30 May 2010

Not many veterans of that global conflict are still with us. To commemorate the sacrifices they made to preserve our freedom, the Express will publish the stories of a few of the men and women in our community who served the nation in a time of great peril.  By Jim Marquardt Bill Connelie from Brooklyn [...]

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Feds Doing Something About Copters, Finally

Posted on 30 May 2010

By Karl Grossman At long last, the Federal Aviation Administration has agreed to take steps to do something about the racket made by helicopters taking people from Manhattan to the Hamptons and back again. But its plan is just a start. U.S.  Senator Charles Schumer announced Friday that the FAA will set a minimum cruising [...]

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A Touch Off: Bay Street Opens With Discordant Drama

Posted on 30 May 2010

By Marianna Levine Bay Street Theatre’s 2010 season starts off with the play “Dissonance,” a witty, intelligent drama by the British writer Damian Lanigan. The play, which is named after Mozart’s famous String Quartet No.19 (often referred to as the “dissonance” quartet because of something in the beginning of the piece which sounds slightly awkward), [...]

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You, Too, Can Be an Oyster Farmer

Posted on 30 May 2010

By Kathryn G. Menu Bob Donelly loves all kinds of shellfish, except oysters. To eat, that is. Donelly is one of over three dozen Sag Harbor residents who have found joy, a connection to the ecology of the Peconic Estuary, and sometimes, culinary delights through the Sag Harbor Oyster Club, which is about to embark [...]

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Ahoy: Group Hopes to Bring Tall Ships Here in 2012

Posted on 30 May 2010

By Andrew Rudansky At the height of Sag Harbor’s whaling industry in the 1830’s, the waters surrounding the village were filled with massive wooden vessels. Within the state of New York, only the port of New York City was bigger in terms of ship traffic. Now, over 150 years later, several groups are planning to [...]

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Election Objections Are Tossed, Three Will Be on Ballot

Posted on 30 May 2010

By Kathryn G. Menu On Friday, the Suffolk County Board of Elections threw out objections made by Sag Harbor Board of Trustees candidate Ryan Horn against candidates Robby Stein and Bruce Stafford’s nominating petitions, ensuring a three-way battle for two seats on the board during the June 15 election. Horn, in paperwork filed with the [...]

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