Archive | May, 2010

Atlantic to Host National Amateur Championship

Posted on 21 May 2010

Bridgehampton’s Atlantic Golf Club will play host in September to the nation’s amateur golf championship. Sponsored by the USGA, the sport’s governing body, the US Mid-Amateur Championship will take place over a week, from September 22 to 30 and organizers are currently looking for volunteers to help with the event. “This is the amateur golf [...]

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Pierson/Ross Runners Take Top Spots

Posted on 21 May 2010

The Ross/Pierson Track team finished their team season on Thursday May 13 at Wyandanch. The team has too few members to gain a win, but the individuals showed great success against Wyandanch. Five members of the team are keeping their fingers crossed to compete in the Division Championships next week. They will find out Thursday [...]

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Argument Over Sag Harbor Roadway Rages On

Posted on 21 May 2010

The debate over whether or not a sliver of property off Notre Dame Road in Sag Harbor is a village-owned road or belongs to adjacent property owners Sarah and Matthew Hastings continues to rage on while the village attorney for the zoning board of appeals urged the Hastings to reach out to village officials about [...]

A Conversation with Rabbi Leon Morris

Posted on 20 May 2010

When Rabbi Leon Morris stood at the Temple Adas Israel pulpit on Friday, May 7, his words had a special resonance. After serving for roughly 13 years as a part time spiritual leader to the oldest Jewish congregation on Long Island, Rabbi Morris was recently selected as the Temple’s first full time rabbi in it’s [...]

Teacher Negotiations Go Better This Time Around

Posted on 20 May 2010

By Marissa Maier According to Sag Harbor school superintendent Dr. John Gratto, the full school board, the teachers union leadership, and their respective representatives spent over four hours vetting contract proposals during a negotiation session on Monday night. From around 6 p.m. to about 10:30 p.m., Dr. Gratto said the group engaged in a “productive [...]

New Life on Main Street

Posted on 20 May 2010

By Marissa Maier No matter the season Sag Harbor Village is often bustling with activity and the commercial hub of the village is mainly populated by year-round establishments. Over the past year, though, there have been two noticeable exceptions on Main Street. Grappa Wine Bar and JLX, defunct restaurants once owned and operated by Edward [...]

History’s Hobbyists: Recreating Meigs’ Raid

Posted on 20 May 2010

On May 23, 1777, almost 233 years ago, a group of 130 American Continental Army soldiers led by Return Jonathan Meigs stormed our port village in the middle of the night from Guilford, Connecticut in a scrimmage that would later be referred to as Meigs Raid or the Battle of Sag Harbor. By the end [...]

A Day at the Polls: One of the Busiest Election Days in Years

Posted on 20 May 2010

By Marissa Maier A school budget vote and school board race is no small affair. In Sag Harbor, this important democratic experience was aided by a large group of locals. From Pierson students conducting exit surveys and poll watchers to election inspectors, it takes a small army of active citizens to make sure the voting [...]

Challenge in Sag Harbor Could Reduce the Field

Posted on 20 May 2010

Last week, just minutes before the deadline, Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees candidate Ryan Horn filed specific objections against signatures on incumbent trustee Robby Stein and Sag Harbor Party candidate Bruce Stafford’s petitions to run against Horn for two seats on the village board this June. If the Suffolk County Board of Elections agrees [...]

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Rock ‘n Roll’s Celluloid Heroes

Posted on 19 May 2010

By Annette Hinkle At the tender age of 15, Joe Lauro’s older sister took him to the Fillmore East, Bill Graham’s concert venue in the East Village, thereby initiating him into the world of rock and roll. “The first concert I saw was The Grateful Dead and Country Joe and the Fish,” recalls Lauro. “The [...]