Archive | February, 2011

Growing Pains For Technology

Posted on 23 February 2011

By Clare Walla As technology seeps into more sectors of our lives, the question facing the Sag Harbor School District is, how will digital technology affect the classroom? While the Sag Harbor School District’s Technology Coordinator Elliot Kaye presented the details of his proposed technology budget for the coming year at a school board meeting [...]

Alone In A Field

Posted on 23 February 2011

Last house owned by African-American farmer eyed for demolition By Claire Walla For such a modest-looking house, the property at 79 Parsonage Lane in Sagaponack is causing quite a stir. In January, when an application to demolish the building was brought before the Sagaponack Village Architectural and Historic Review Board, Committee Chair Ann Sandford brought [...]

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Championship Hopes Get Away from Lady Whalers

Posted on 23 February 2011

By Jacob Sisson The Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers’ girls basketball season came to an end on Tuesday in the same way it did one year ago, with a loss to top-seeded Stony Brook in the Suffolk County Class “C” championship tournament. This year, The Lady Whalers’ playoff run ended with a 43-29 defeat at Saint Joseph’s [...]

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Residents Continue Festival Protest

Posted on 23 February 2011

By Kathryn G. Menu While Sag Harbor residents Bill Collage and Chris Jones have filed a second mass gathering permit application to move an already approved summer music festival in Amagansett to the East Hampton Airport, on Thursday night Amagansett resident Charlene Spektor and her attorney Jeffrey Bragman continued to push the East Hampton Town [...]

Pressure’s on for School Budget

Posted on 23 February 2011

By Clare Walla As school budget season approaches, an issue that’s come to the surface for school districts across the state of New York is Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed two-percent cap on property tax levies. The legislation seems to be gaining momentum in Albany, as it was recently passed by the senate. And while the [...]

Local Cinephiles Handicap the Oscars

Posted on 23 February 2011

By Clare Walla Three-hundred-sixty-five days of production, nearly 1,500 films, hundreds of thousands of cast and crew, and over 6,000 votes from members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—but in the winner’s circle, it all comes down to one. This Sunday, February 27, televisions across the United Sates will be tuned into [...]

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Lady Whalers Go On to Face Stony Brook for County C Championship

Posted on 20 February 2011

By Jacob Sisson The Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers (9-10, 8-3) moved one step closer to their goal of winning the Suffolk County Class “C” Championship by seeing off the Bishop McGann-Mercy Monarchs (9-8, 8-4) 35-32. The Lady Whalers now move on to face the Stony Brook Bears (12-5, 11-1) on Tuesday in the championship game to [...]

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Love and Revolution

Posted on 19 February 2011

By Annette Hinkle History would indicate that during times of oppression, poets, writers and other artists go underground. But that doesn’t mean they go away. The most creative members of restrictive societies have been known to alter their messages in troubled times, finding new ways of expression that are, in actuality, veiled criticism of the [...]

Big Boost

Posted on 18 February 2011

Three cheers, rah- rah, huzzah! A group of parents and Pierson staffers have gotten together to form a booster club and we think that’s great. Not that the teams and organizations here haven’t enjoyed support before, but we think a group that can help raise money for them is a wonderful idea. Typically booster clubs [...]

Quick Response

Posted on 18 February 2011

This week, word came that concert organizers Bill Collage and Chris Jones have requested a new mass gathering permit that would change the venue of their MTK: Music To Know Music Festival from Amagansett to the East Hampton Airport. This comes in response to the concerns of a number of Amagansett residents who, for a [...]