Archive | February, 2011

Letters to the Editor 2-10-11

Posted on 10 February 2011

Keep Your Eyes Open Dear Bryan: If you have been praying for our country then you should know that your prayers are working! Socialized, nationalized health care has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge. While this imposition on our individual freedom is not completely dead, it is on life support. If you oppose this [...]

Biting the Bullet

Posted on 10 February 2011

On Tuesday night, the trustees of Sag Harbor Village finally bit the bullet and agreed to buy Windmill Beach and Long Wharf from the county for a dollar. One dollar. Sounds like a bargain, right? But, in fact, there’s a catch — and it’s called “repairs and maintenance” — which, depending on how much of [...]

Twin Peaks

Posted on 10 February 2011

By Harvey Jacobs What a winter! Sitting around, encased in ice like a frozen vegetable, I find myself rifling through snippets of memory the way I thumb through old photo albums. I guess it’s an attempt to gather some semblance of future warmth from browsing the past. OK, then. Here’s a golden oldie that still [...]

Celebrating Wetlands

Posted on 10 February 2011

The 14th annual celebration of World Wetlands Day was held last week. It’s telling that the event is only in its 14th year — an acknowledgment of how long it has taken for the critical importance of wetlands to be recognized. On Long Island, much of it once fringed with wetlands — many of them [...]

Two Bid for Poxy Restaurant

Posted on 10 February 2011

By Claire Walla After receiving a grand total of zero applications in the first go-round, Southampton Town officials finally managed to attract two proposals in this second round in their efforts to secure a private operator for the food and beverage service at the Poxabogue Golf Center in Sagaponack. According to sources, one of the [...]

HarborFrost a Success, Despite a Light Rain

Posted on 09 February 2011

A little cold rain didn’t deter more than a thousand people from popping open their umbrellas and pulling up their hoods to help Sag Harbor celebrate the winter in the inaugural HarborFrost on Saturday. Visitors to Main Street were treated to the art of ice sculptors Fear No Ice who carved a throne on Long [...]

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Budget Changes at Sag Harbor Schools

Posted on 09 February 2011

Technology, Special Needs, Employee Benefits Budgets Technology The technology budget—representing just two percent of the overall budget—will see a 17.4 percent rise over last year’s $658,000 amount. The largest increase comes from the request to purchase a new core distribution Internet router, at a cost of $85,000. The current router, according to District Technology Coordinator [...]

School Cuts May Go Deep

Posted on 09 February 2011

By Claire Walla When newly elected New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his proposed $133 billion state budget for 2011-2012, at a decrease of 2.7 percent below this year’s operating budget, he laid-out cuts to education that will stretch from kindergarten to college. All of Long Island will lose about $250 bmillion in funds, which [...]

A Conversation with Mare Dianora

Posted on 09 February 2011

By Kathryn G. Menu The Sag Harbor resident and artist talks about her upcoming seminar for middle school students, “The Art of Food & Nourishment,” opening her own Sag Harbor art studio and exploring art as an intrinsic and vital part of community and life. How did food become a part of your professional life [...]

Chickadee Love…Birds at the Hand at Morton

Posted on 09 February 2011

By Annette Hinkle It’s become quite the tradition at Morton Wildlife Refuge, and on any given day (particularly weekends) you can find young and old alike standing quietly on the trails of the Noyac preserve with their hands out, palms lifted up as if expecting manna from the woods. These folks are waiting not to [...]