Archive | June, 2010

Justifiable Skepticism

Posted on 27 June 2010

So what lessons can we learn from the Ted Hults/ Bill McGintee/ East Hampton financial collapse episode? We’re reluctant to say that public officials should not be trusted with large sums of money, but what we have seen unfold here in the past year only justifies the skepticism the people have for their government. Motivated [...]

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Fresh Start

Posted on 27 June 2010

Though contract negations between the Sag Harbor School Board and the teacher’s union (TASH) remain at a virtual stand-still, we are heartened that the events of this week might go a long way toward loosening up the log-jam that has led to impasse. That’s because just yesterday, the judge assigned to look at TASH’s PERB [...]

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Time and Tide

Posted on 27 June 2010

By Julie Penny About a year and a half ago I started noticing that the tides lapping Long Beach, both on its bay side and on its cove side, seemed to be getting higher. Was it my imagination? Perhaps you had noticed this too, or the similar rise in some other tidal body of water [...]

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Letters June 24, 2010

Posted on 27 June 2010

Not the Garden of Eden To the Editor: Again, Mr. Darcey has emerged in The Sag Harbor Express with his sadistic attitude. As I said before Mr. Darcey, you live in a free country, with freedom of speech which you sure do take advantage of. This country is protected by courageous men and women who [...]

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Cinema on a Haystack: Outdoor Film Series With Landscaper’s Touch

Posted on 26 June 2010

By Vee Benard In the overwhelmingly commercial atmosphere we find as a result of living in the Hamptons summer community, it is often difficult to find an outlet for family enjoyment without significant financial investment. That is why Silas Marder’s weekly outdoor film screenings are so refreshing — conducted on the wide lawn outside the [...]

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‘Gansett’s New Waves: Grain Grows From a Kernel of an Idea

Posted on 25 June 2010

By Annette Hinkle In recent  years, the number of organic farms that have cropped up on the East End has increased dramatically. While these new farmers have offered an ever widening range of crops to please local palates, wheat hasn’t been one of them. Until now. At Amber Waves Farm, a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) [...]

East Hampton Town Police Discover Chemical Lab in Basement

Posted on 25 June 2010

East Hampton Town Police announced on Friday, June 25, that a makeshift chemical lab was discovered in the basement of a two-story residence on Neighborhood House Drive yesterday. Police say they were investigating a disturbance at the home. Occupants of the property were escorted off the site which was kept under lock and key until [...]

Perlman Program Turns Children into Musicians

Posted on 24 June 2010

By Andrew Rudansky A teenage girl walked out to center stage with a violin in her hand and took an awkward bow before placing her instrument up to her chin and began to play. The audience, classical music lovers numbering in the hundreds, sat in silent approval as she moved through the first movement and [...]

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Artist Captures What’s There and What’s Not

Posted on 24 June 2010

By Vee Benard Rackstraw Downes, the British-born, American-based, Yale-educated artist creates paintings that both celebrate and transcend notions of time and space. Downes’ unique oil panoramas of unlikely urban scenes as well as wide open rural vistas are curious depictions of static “moments” in American landscape, as though machinery of the scene has ground to a quiet halt. [...]

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Bruce Stafford

Posted on 24 June 2010

By Kathryn G. Menu The newest member of the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees talks about what he hopes to bring to the board during the next two years, the importance of preserving Sag Harbor’s waterfront and looking forward to the first sermon at the new Sag Harbor United Methodist Church. How have things [...]

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