Archive | November, 2010

Lady Whalers Fall to Lady Lakers in Final

Posted on 20 November 2010

by Jacob Sisson The Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers field hockey team’s season came to an end in Saturday’s New Yorke State Class “C” championship game, dropping the final 1-0 in overtime to the Cazenovia High School Lakers. The Lady Whalers defended doggedly but could not keep Cazenovia off of the scoreboard mid-way through the game’s sudden-death [...]

A Series of One-Act Comedies at Pierson

Posted on 20 November 2010

By Emily J. Weitz In years past, the Pierson High School fall theatrical production has been a full-length play, but this year, the cast and crew are offering something a bit different — a series of one-act plays. Strung together to form an evening called “Le Buffet des Theâtres” the one-acts will be presented in [...]

Lady Whalers Win First Round!

Posted on 19 November 2010

By Jacob Sissson Pierson/Bridgehampton freshman Katherine Matthers has three career goals for the Lady Whalers field hockey team, all of which have come in this year’s playoffs. Her most recent may be her most important, as it pushed her team to a 1-0 victory over the Barker Lady Raiders in the New York State Class [...]

No Call Yet in Congressional Race

Posted on 19 November 2010

On Tuesday, the first day the Suffolk County Board of Elections began counting 11,000 affidavit and absentee ballots in the “too close to call” race between incumbent United States Congressman Tim Bishop and his Republican opponent, Randy Altschuler, both camps revealed that Bishop gained 27 votes, reducing Altschuler’s lead over Bishop from 383 to 356. [...]

East Hampton Town Gives Some Social Services Reprieve

Posted on 19 November 2010

During an East Hampton Town Board work session on Tuesday, November 9, board members Dominick Stanzione and Julia Prince presented a plan to add $60,000 back into the preliminary 2011 budget to give a handful of social services in the town more funding than currently budgeted. The suggestion, which is also supported by board member [...]

Dessert & Drinks at Old Cigar Bar?

Posted on 19 November 2010

On Tuesday night, the Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals overruled building inspector Tim Platt’s determination that a proposed dessert and wine bar at the former Cigar Bar location on Main Street was not legal under the current code. This gives the owners of the Cigar Bar location the ability to move forward with [...]

Sag Harbor Village Plans Ahead for the Purchase of Long Wharf

Posted on 19 November 2010

The Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees appears willing to take over ownership of Long Wharf, also known as Suffolk County Road 89, pending the results of a county-funded engineering report on the health of the facility. At a special board work session this Monday, the board began brainstorming ways the village will be able [...]

The Drug Divide

Posted on 19 November 2010

By Claire Walla It all began with the dogs. When Sag Harbor School Superintendent Dr. John Gratto floated the idea of bringing drug-sniffing K-9 units onto the Pierson campus at the tail end of an October school board meeting, it opened a flood gate of philosophical, ethical and practical questions that, in the end, surpass [...]

Southampton Town Budget: Not A Lot of Agreement

Posted on 19 November 2010

By Claire Walla On Friday, November 12, Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst invited the 2011 budget planning committee together to discuss the preliminary budget. Her hope was to have a public discourse with members of the board before the board would come to a final vote this Friday, November 19, she said. However, after the [...]

Retirement Costs Stun

Posted on 19 November 2010

By Claire Walla You know that pit in your stomach you get after you realize just how much you’ve actually spent on Christmas gifts for your family? Well, the school board’s dealing with a pit of its own after receiving news on just how much it will have to spend in the coming years on [...]