Archive | October, 2010

Bishop for Congress

Posted on 29 October 2010

In our endorsement for U.S. Congress, it’s no contest. We support Tim Bishop and feel that at this critical juncture in history East End voters should do the same. That’s because, unlike his opponent Randy Altschuler, Bishop is a Southampton resident with deep family roots here. Altschuler on the other hand moved to Long Island [...]

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LaValle for Senate

Posted on 29 October 2010

In the race between State Senator Ken LaValle and his opponent Jennifer Maertz, we throw our support behind the longtime incumbent. Though we are troubled by his opposition to gay marriage, we feel LaValle has managed over the years to deliver good constituent service. He has been a strong voice for education in our district [...]

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Thiele for Assembly

Posted on 29 October 2010

When it comes to endorsement for State Assembly, it’s no contest. Fred Thiele is our man. Thiele is a Sag Harbor native, so we know he understands the issues in this small town. While his opponent, Richard Blumenthal, made a big deal of the fact that Thiele also earns income as a lawyer by contracting [...]

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Altschuler vs. Bishop: House of Representatives Race Heats Up

Posted on 29 October 2010

More than 150 people crowded into the Southampton Town Community Center in Hampton Bays Thursday night to hear Congressman Tim Bishop and Republican challenger Randy Altschuler face-off in the first public debate on the South Fork between the two candidates vying for a seat in the United States House of Representatives. Altschuler declined to attend [...]

East Hampton Town Bags Leaf Pick-Up

Posted on 29 October 2010

Just as leaves are starting to fall in abundance this Autumn, residents in the Town of East Hampton will no longer have a town-sponsored leaf pick-up program, effective immediately, after the East Hampton Town Board voted to suspend the service last Thursday night, citing fiscal constraints as the town grapples with a $30 million deficit. [...]

Restoration of Nathaniel Rogers House in Bridgehampton Moves Forward

Posted on 29 October 2010

The Southampton Town Board awarded a $1.9 million contract to Apple Restoration and Waterproofing, a Brooklyn-based firm, for the first phase of the restoration of the Nathaniel Rogers House in Bridgehampton on Tuesday night. According to Southampton Town Councilwoman Nancy Graboski, who on Monday informed the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) that a bid would [...]

Sag Harbor ARB Wants Stricter Enforcement, Fines in Historic District

Posted on 29 October 2010

The Sag Harbor Village Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board has reached out to its attorney, Anthony Tohill, to find out what recourse it has in recommending increased fines for both homeowners and contractors who violate village code by building in the historic district without a permit or board approval. The request comes after the [...]

John Jermain Memorial Library Ready for the Next Step

Posted on 29 October 2010

John Jermain Memorial Library’s application for an expansion of its Main Street, Sag Harbor building will be presented to the public at a Sag Harbor Planning Board hearing on Tuesday, November 23 at 6 p.m. Barring what Sag Harbor Village Environmental Planning Consultant Rich Warren called “substantive” questions or comments about the library’s proposal by [...]

Sag Harbor Village to Tackle Window Replacement at Windmill

Posted on 29 October 2010

Since the early 1960s, according to lifelong Sag Harbor resident and former village mayor John Ward, an homage to the Beebe Windmill — which is now located in Bridgehampton, but was once in Sag Harbor — has stood at the face of Long Wharf, overlooking Main and Bay streets, as well as the bridge to [...]

Satisfying an Appetite for the Ghoulish

Posted on 29 October 2010

By Emily J Weitz As the sun sets earlier and the leaves swirl down the quiet streets, the time of year to explore the dark side has arrived. Halloween is a holiday devoted to the human fascination with magic and make-believe as well as gore and guts, and Sag Harbor has a little bit of [...]

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