Archive | September, 2010

The School Locomotive

Posted on 23 September 2010

Like ducks leading their ducklings, most mornings bike activist Sinead Fitzgibbon and local parent Ken Dorph chaperone a brood of young cyclists to Sag Harbor Elementary School. Perched atop their own bicycles, Fitzgibbon and Dorph call off safety tips — “Always stay to the right,” “Stop at the stop sign” — to their group of [...]

Stage Set for Congressional Race

Posted on 23 September 2010

by Karl Grossman It was a primary of significance last week—firmly dashing the well-financed bid by Richard Nixon’s grandson to be a member of Congress, showing Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy was right in seeing Rick Lazio as a weak candidate for governor, and demonstrating that the new voting machines being introduced here and elsewhere [...]

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Obituaries September 23, 2010

Posted on 23 September 2010

Patricia A. Restivo (nee Kenney) Pat Restivo, of Sag Harbor and formerly of Bayridge, Brooklyn, passed away September 10, 2010, at the Westhampton Care Facility. She was 72. Mrs. Restivo was born April 26, 1938 in Brooklyn, the only child of Harold and Agnes Kenney (nee Weaver). She attended Visitation, Fontbonne Academy, and St. Claire’s [...]

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Flying Jewels

Posted on 23 September 2010

by Jim Marquardt Even if you have only a passing interest in nature, you’ll find hummingbirds a fascinating study. They are beautiful, easy to attract and observe. And they are unique, the smallest of all birds and the smallest of all warm-blooded creatures on the planet. Because their wings are built with swiveling shoulders that [...]

East End Thoughts: Sag Harbor’s Light

Posted on 23 September 2010

by Richard Gambino No, it’s not called that. Its name is the Cedar Point Lighthouse. But in truth, it is Sag Harbor’s lighthouse. For one-hundred-and-forty-two years it has greeted every vessel, large, small and in-between, coming over Gardiners Bay from the ocean to the village. And it has said one last fare-thee-well to all craft [...]

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Letters September 23, 2010

Posted on 23 September 2010

Should Honor All the Vets Dear Bryan, I am writing this letter in response to a recent letter submitted by Dolores Zebrowski. I agree that it is an excellent idea to name the preserve on Glover Streeet after Nick Cilli, whose family owned that land for many, many years. To create a walkway to memorialize [...]

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Hospital Reaches Out With Virtual Tours

Posted on 23 September 2010

By Bryan Boyhan Among the steps the folks at Southampton Hospital have taken to reach out to the public is a series of virtual tours prospective patients can view before they visit the hospital. The tours highlight areas the institution has upgraded in recent years. “These help people find out what the hospital offers,” said [...]

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Finding America

Posted on 23 September 2010

It was half a century ago today that John Steinbeck and his dog Charley left this place to go in search of what America was all about. On his travels in 1960, Steinbeck met good people, and not so good people. He encountered movements of great joy, as well as the worst racism imaginable. Through [...]

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Bad Habits

Posted on 23 September 2010

We were disturbed to learn this week that the Sag Harbor School Board handed out a raise and created a new job on Monday night, apparently without any public discussion. Janet Verneuille the district’s business manager, was given a $10,000 raise ($120,000 to $130,000 with $10,000 bumps for the next two years) and tech coordinator [...]

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Saving the Estuary: Conference takes detailed look at water body

Posted on 23 September 2010

From early in the morning through the late afternoon, Polish Hall in Southampton swelled with crowds nearing 250 on Monday, September 20. Contrary to its name, the arts and culture center wasn’t bouncing to the beat of a polka, but instead teeming with the sound of dozens of experts speaking about the Peconic Estuary. Above: [...]