Archive | August, 2010

Let There Be Food

Posted on 20 August 2010

The school cafeteria has had many incarnations in its history. Over fifty years ago, pupils were still skipping home for an afternoon recess to eat a meal at home. With a majority of professions still closed to women, mothers and female caretakers were relegated to the house and kitchen making their homes and children or [...]

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It’s All Liquors: Mott sees game one get away and goes quietly in game two

Posted on 20 August 2010

By Benito Vila For as many people as there were in Mashashimuet Park Tuesday night, it was eerily quiet when Billy Schmitz turned on a Bob Burden pitch and lined it over the fence for a 6-0 Sag Harbor Liquors lead in the top of the fourth inning. All that could be heard was Burden [...]

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Finding Art in the Garden

Posted on 20 August 2010

By Francesca Normile “‘What’s behind those hedges?’ is everyone’s favorite guessing game [out here],” quips garden ‘stylist,’ as she prefers to be called, Dianne Benson. Benson, who designed the Appel Garden in East Hampton, is one of six garden designers being showcased in the upcoming Guild Hall event, ‘The Garden as Art.’ “Everyone in the [...]

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No Cheerleaders for Choppers

Posted on 20 August 2010

The noise of Hamptons helicopters overhead continues unabated. The choppers that run between Manhattan and the Hamptons still are flying low and loud. And now the Federal Aviation Administration, which earlier this year said, at long last, it would impose rules to try to reduce the racket made by the Hamptons helicopters says it will [...]

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Beyond Food: Hayground Farmers’ Market Expands

Posted on 20 August 2010

“Emily and I and some of the farmers view this as the lost town square,” Michael Denslow remarked of the Community Farmers’ Market at the Hayground School. Denslow and his wife Emily started the market last season. The market has quickly flourished beyond its original intent into a place where people can listen to live [...]

New Cafeteria Plan in Hand: Dr. Gratto to present a new, solvent option for school food program

Posted on 20 August 2010

Superintendent Dr. John Gratto is inspecting a snack bag of dehydrated peas. Assistant middle school principal Barbara Bekermus is analyzing the ingredients of a pre-packaged all organic brownie. And assistant high school principal Gary Kalish is noshing on all natural animal cookies. It isn’t lunch time and this isn’t the faculty room. Instead, the group [...]

Jones Pleads Not Guilty in Infant Murder Case

Posted on 20 August 2010

Further details into the life of Pedro Jones, the 20-year-old man accused of killing his girlfriend’s infant son, and the extent of his victim’s injuries were revealed during an arraignment on Wednesday, August 11, at the Suffolk County Court in Riverhead. Jones is suspected of beating 17-month-old Roy Antonio Jones III to death on August [...]

Sustaining an Organic Life in Sag Harbor

Posted on 20 August 2010

After growing up on his family’s farm in Ames, Iowa, where Dale Haubrich began his career as an organic farmer in 1978, the world had a dramatically different food culture, with only one state — California — certifying organic produce. “I took crops to the grocery store in Ames, Iowa and was told it couldn’t [...]

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New School Sprouts in Bridgehampton

Posted on 20 August 2010

Since 2008, a small group of children have gathered at the Ludlow Farm in Mecox, spending their days enthralled in a summer camp focused on the outdoors, art, imaginative free play and gathering together engaged in simple rituals like making vegetable soup and homemade bread for snack time. Directed by Lisa Bono, a certified and [...]

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Red Tide Rears Its Head Again, Early

Posted on 20 August 2010

Red tide, an algae bloom toxic to shellfish and fin fish, is already rampant in the waters off the South Fork of Long Island, having reappeared for the sixth year in a row and over a month earlier than years past, according to Stony Brook Southampton professor Dr. Chris Gobler and Peconic Baykeeper Kevin McAllister. [...]

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