Archive | March, 2011

Sag Harbor School Board Commits to $33 Million Budget

Posted on 30 March 2011

By Claire Walla On Monday, March 28 the Sag Harbor School Board adopted a $33.2 million budget, a 5.48 percent spending increase over this year’s $31.5 million operating budget. All board members present voted in favor of the budget, with the exception of Ed Drohan, who was not present at the meeting. Given these numbers, [...]

Playwright Lanford Wilson Dies

Posted on 26 March 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and longtime Sag Harbor resident Lanford Wilson died on Thursday, March 24 in Wayne, N.J. from complications of pneumonia. He was 73 years old. Wilson, a native of Lebanon, Mo., won the Pulitzer for drama in 1980 for his play “Talley’s Folly.” The play was part of a trilogy set in his [...]

Core Dynamics: Helping People Move Right

Posted on 25 March 2011

By Betsy Podlach It turns out there is a way our bodies are meant to move. This is not a surprise, but it is something we easily forget; and it turns out our bodies do, also. “Getting people moving and having fun is always a good thing, because we don’t move enough”, said Jim  O’Hagan [...]

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Pierson Ready For Season Opener

Posted on 23 March 2011

By EJ Yennie The Pierson Whalers are warming up for their first home game, a non-league contest against East Hampton today, Thursday, March 24. After weeks of practice, the results of two scrimmages last week left their coach, Jon Tortorella confident that the boys were ready. “For our first time on a baseball field this [...]

Peppered by Potholes: Shake, Rattle and Roll Down the Road

Posted on 23 March 2011

By Claire Walla Perhaps you’ve noticed them — or maybe even hit one. After one of the harshest winters the East Coast has seen in a while, potholes have developed across much of the East End, making morning commutes and mid-day drives treacherous for tires, and marking many trips with sudden slows and illegal swerves. [...]

Lady Whalers Drop Season Opener

Posted on 23 March 2011

By E.J. Yennie The Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers softball team came into their first non-league game Tuesday with high expectations after several scrimmages last week left them eager to play. Coach Melissa Edwards expressed her conviction they were ready to start the season. Facing East Hampton’s Lady Bonackers — last year’s League VI champs — was [...]

Former Lawmaker Sentenced on Fraud: Guldi Gets 4-12 years

Posted on 23 March 2011

By Kathryn G. Menu Citing the former Suffolk County Legislator’s “lack of remorse” and describing the white collar crimes as serious in nature, on Monday Suffolk County Judge James F.X. Doyle sentenced George Guldi to four to 12 years in prison for the grand larceny and insurance fraud charges Guldi was convicted of last month. [...]

Suit May Derail ‘Gansett Concert

Posted on 23 March 2011

By Kathryn G. Menu A group of Amagansett residents who banded under the association “Residents to Rescind the Rock Permit” have filed suit against the Town Board of East Hampton, as well as individuals associated with the MTK: Music to Know Summer Music Festival. The suit is an attempt to force the town to rescind [...]

Move to Sag Harbor Will Save Historic House

Posted on 23 March 2011

By Claire Walla When news of a possible demolition in Sagaponack made headlines last month, it peaked the interest of Lidz Pauyo. Though she lives and works in New York City, Pauyo had been searching for an old home to acquire and place on the plot of land she bought six years ago on Gull [...]

Students’ High Tech Mission: Pierson Club Up to Robotics Challenge

Posted on 23 March 2011

By Claire Walla For Pierson High School robotics students, the future is now. These students have combined bits of plastic, wire and other scrap metal (not to mention complicated electronic devices) to create an otherwise inanimate object that moves on their command. And today, March 24, the students will travel with their creation to Hofstra [...]