Archive | February, 2011

Quilting Their Way To Freedom

Posted on 18 February 2011

By Emily J. Weitz It’s difficult to fathom the ingenuity it took people to break free from the shackles of slavery. But during the time of slavery in America, thousands and thousands of individuals refused to remain in bondage and risked everything to make the long journey north to a life of freedom. The tactics [...]

I’m Such a Sucker for Seeds.

Posted on 18 February 2011

by Paige Patterson Of course, a girl who doesn’t know how to say no to a plant is also a person with a seed packet problem. There’s actually quite a few of us out there, I know, because I see them browsing among the packages as I make my choices. They’re the other people fingering [...]

Obituaries 2.17.11

Posted on 18 February 2011

Anthony Michael Messina Anthony (Tony) Messina of Sag Harbor, died on Friday, February 11 of medical complications. He was 91 years old. Mr. Messina was born in 1919 in the Bronx to Sicilian immigrants. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York City and went on to enroll in the National Guard, working as [...]

Letters To the Editor 2-17-11

Posted on 18 February 2011

Using a Name Dear Bryan, Those of us who support your paper and look to you for leadership cannot know the challenges that you must face in running a successful newspaper. Developing a healthy internet presence for The Express is clearly an important objective. Your efforts to drive eyeballs to your website are understandable. Why [...]

Southampton Town Attorney Resigns

Posted on 18 February 2011

Government Briefs By Kathryn G. Menu Southampton Town Attorney Resigns The Southampton Town Board accepted Southampton Town Attorney Michael Sordi’s resignation on Friday afternoon. This came days after some members of the town board sounded off on what they called negligent behavior on behalf of Sordi which they said could place the town in front [...]

Code Helps Real Estate Go Mobile

Posted on 17 February 2011

By Bryan Boyhan Computer technology has rapidly changed the way we choose to make our purchases. We buy music and videos online, make our vacation reservations online, and each Christmas more and more people are buying their holiday gifts over the Internet, replacing in some cases the glossy catalogues that jam our mailboxes. The benefits [...]

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Family Style for Poxy Eats

Posted on 16 February 2011

By Claire Walla The fight for the restaurant concession at the Poxabogue Golf Course in Sagaponack is a veritable standoff between two stock characters vying for the contract to run the eatery: “ol’ reliable” and “the new kid on the block.” Longtime Poxabogue operator Dan Murray — who ran the Fairway Restaurant at the golf [...]

Pastor Jean Carlo Thomas

Posted on 16 February 2011

by Annette Hinkle Pastor Jean Carlo Thomas whose New World Mission is based in Meyer, Haiti northeast of Port-au-Prince. This month, Pastor Carlo is visiting churches to raise funds for his mission — among his stops is Living Water Church in Wainscott where he partners with former Haitian missionary Richard Grubb, head of Impact Haiti, [...]

School For Tennis Stars

Posted on 16 February 2011

By Kathryn G. Menu As a young tennis player in Brazil, Ross School tennis coach Vinicius Carmo found success ranking in the top five in Brazil’s Junior National Ranking before earning a full athletic scholarship to the University of Tennessee. However, this week Carmo said if he had at his fingertips the kind of program [...]

Two to Tango

Posted on 16 February 2011

By Claire Walla I wouldn’t say dancing has ever been part of my identity. As a kid I took jazz classes and ballet lessons; but, ultimately, I preferred jump shots to pliés. So at the tender age of 12, I hung up my tutu for good. For the most part. I admit, as a former [...]