Archive | June, 2010

Village Gets OK to Look for Judges in the Towns

Posted on 24 June 2010

By Kathryn G. Menu On June 15, New York State Governor David Patterson signed into law legislation that allows residents of the Village of Sag Harbor the right to elect a village justice from outside the village – specifically from the towns of East Hampton and Southampton –without opening the race to the whole of [...]

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Bridgehampton School Board Tackles New Hires

Posted on 24 June 2010

By Kathryn G. Menu After hosting several executive sessions this month to complete the hiring process for three teaching positions and for the replacement of interim business administrator Dr. George Chesterton, this week the Bridgehampton School Board announced it has settled on candidates for several of those seats. During a special school board meeting on [...]

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In East Hampton, Hults Pleads Guilty, McGintee Will Face No Charges

Posted on 24 June 2010

By Kathryn G. Menu On Monday afternoon, former East Hampton Town Budget Director Ted Hults pled guilty to two misdemeanor counts of securities fraud and official misconduct before State Supreme Court Justice William Condon in Riverhead. In exchange for the plea deal, Hults, 43, of Sag Harbor, will not serve any jail time and was [...]

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Library Renovation Delayed as Reserve Fund Drains

Posted on 24 June 2010

By Kathryn G. Menu Last Wednesday, Catherine Creedon, director of Sag Harbor’s John Jermain Memorial Library, explained to her board of trustees that they will need to find a way to finance the rent on a temporary space. This comes in the wake of a depleted reserve account as well as an ongoing review of [...]

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Sudivision Likely for North Haven’s Largest Private Property

Posted on 24 June 2010

The sprawling 55-acre Anderson estate in North Haven is one step closer to becoming a six-lot subdivision. On Monday, June 21, the North Haven Village Planning Board approved a preliminary plat — or general layout — of the project. The plan itself involves somewhat of a unique concept for the village. Above: An aerial view of [...]

Cafeteria Decision Postponed

Posted on 24 June 2010

At an uproarious meeting nearly a month ago, the Sag Harbor School Board broached the subject of suspending the food program. The board cited previous deficits and current difficulties in collecting outstanding bills as part of their motivation to explore other cafeteria options or scrapping the program altogether. Some parents argued that the issue required [...]

Board and TASH Agree on “Gloves Off” Negotiator

Posted on 24 June 2010

At around 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning, representatives for the Sag Harbor School Board and TASH (Teacher’s Association of Sag Harbor) entered a Brooklyn courtroom. Both parties were prepared to debate the merits of two bad faith bargaining charges filed by TASH against the district. By 12:30 p.m., the proceedings wrapped up with a wholly [...]

Art Position to Be Filled, Board Investigates Other Vacancies

Posted on 24 June 2010

After Pierson Middle School art instructor TJ Maher officially resigned in May, the Sag Harbor School Board broached the subject of evaluating the Pierson arts program at a board meeting two weeks ago instead of immediately filling the position. At this meeting, many parents urged the board to find a replacement and not divide the [...]

No Salary Increase for Gratto, But Contract Extended

Posted on 24 June 2010

Prompted by a question from a parent, Walter Wilcoxen, President of the Sag Harbor School Board, announced at a meeting on Monday, June 21, that superintendent Dr. John Gratto’s contract with the district has been extended for two additional years. Wilcoxen added that Dr. Gratto agreed to a salary freeze for the coming school year. [...]

Turning On the Power for Those Who Want an Alternative

Posted on 23 June 2010

By Andrew Rudansky   With Americas’ dependence on foreign oil and fossil fuels a hot-button issue in Washington, Americans are turning to alternative sources of energy in droves. SunStream USA, founded in 2005, offers a variety of renewable energy products for these customers, ranging from geothermal heating and cooling systems to solar electric panels. Brian [...]

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