Archive | November, 2010

Bishops Leads by 235 Going into the Holiday Weekend

Posted on 24 November 2010

After a rollercoaster of a week at the Suffolk County Board of Elections, incumbent Congressman Tim Bishop has taken a 235-vote lead over his Republican challenger Randy Altschuler with all absentee and affidavit ballots counted. This is one of three house races yet to be decided nationwide since voting took place on November 2. At [...]

East Hampton Town Adopts Budget with Little Surprises

Posted on 24 November 2010

On Thursday night, the East Hampton Town Board unanimously adopted a  $64 million budget for 2011, an 11-percent reduction in spending from  the current budget of $71.7 million.  “Rarely does a budget fulfill the mandate of the electorate,” said  East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson, praising the full town  board for showing “fiscal responsibility that [...]

Library Looks Towards Temporary Home in the New Year

Posted on 24 November 2010

According to John Jermain Memorial Library Director Catherine Creedon,  the library will likely transition to a temporary home on West Water  Street, across from the village post office, in late January or early  February following repairs and renovations to the space sometime in  December.  During the regular meeting of the John Jermain Memorial Library Board  [...]

Schools Pay It Forward By Giving Back

Posted on 23 November 2010

By Claire Walla There are two-dozen empty boxes in the hallway at Sag Harbor Elementary School, and Guidance Counselor Michelle Grant’s office is piled high with food. Luckily, 19 of Mrs. Cosgrove’s fourth-graders are waiting at the entrance, “shopping lists” in hand, eager to collect a healthy balance of non-perishable food items substantial enough to [...]

Making Sense of Cyber Space

Posted on 23 November 2010

by Claire Walla Jorge Luis Borges once wrote of a library so vast and so expansive people got lost wandering around its labyrinthine corridors and distracted by the allure of forbidden sections filled with dangerous books. It was called the library of the world, and it contained every single piece of written material ever imaginable: [...]

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Adopted Southampton Town Budget Reduces Taxes

Posted on 23 November 2010

“All the board needs is three votes to pass the budget,” said Southampton Town Deputy Supervisor Frank Zappone two weeks ago at a Sag Harbor Citizens Advisory Committee meeting. And that was all it took last Friday, November 19, to override the town supervisor’s proposed 2011 budget and adopt an altered plan, which brought the [...]

Ivana Lowell: Telling It Like It Was

Posted on 22 November 2010

By Annette Hinkle To say that Ivana Lowell has been through a lot in life would be a vast understatement. Alcoholism, sexual abuse, tragic death, mental illness and a disfiguring childhood accident all figure prominently in her formative years. But so does a sense of optimism. Lowell has lived to tell the tale and in [...]

East End Special Players Link to a World Away

Posted on 22 November 2010

By Annette Hinkle Two years ago, Jacqui Leader traveled to Ghana in West Africa with a couple videographers and a kernel of an idea — to link two very different cultures via a theatrical performance. Leader is the long time creative director of the East End Special Players (EESP), a local acting troupe comprised of [...]

Elia Doyle

Posted on 21 November 2010

The almost-12-year-old girl, who, since March, has worked regularly with llamas at the Long Island Livestock Company in Yaphank. Doyle lives in Sag Harbor and attends the Ross School, and last month, she traveled to Springfield, Mass. where she took second place in her division in the llama show at the Eastern States Exposition in [...]

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Campaign Says Bishop Takes Lead

Posted on 20 November 2010

According to Jon Schneider, a spokesman for Congressman Tim Bishop, the Southampton native has taken a narrow lead over his Republican challenger Randy Altschuler, as absentee ballots continue to be counted in the tight race for the First Congressional District seat in the United States House of Representatives. Schneider said that at the close of [...]