Archive | March, 2011

Water Shuttle Proposed: Would Link Four Ports on East End

Posted on 16 March 2011

By Bryan Boyhan For at least the third time in the past 20 years a proposal has been floated to create a service bringing water-borne passengers into Sag Harbor and linking the village with ports elsewhere. Jim Ryan of Response Marine, Inc., a Mattituck-based company that deploys vessels and manpower to other businesses in marine [...]

Egg Salad With Fennel and Pancetta on Ciabatta

Posted on 16 March 2011

By Lauren Chattman It’s been a long winter here in Sag Harbor, and as a cook I want to celebrate spring in the kitchen. But I know better than to cruise the back roads looking for farm stands stocking asparagus, spinach, and rhubarb. Even the earliest of local crops won’t be available for weeks. Instead, [...]

Unanimous Support Moves Library Project Forward

Posted on 16 March 2011

By Kathryn G. Menu Citing the John Jermain Memorial Library expansion as a public project designed to benefit the community at large and not a private developer, on Tuesday night the Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals granted the library a whopping 10 variances on its first night reviewing the application. Their action nearly [...]

Pam Giacoia

Posted on 16 March 2011

By Bryan Boyhan What are some of the biggest challenges seniors on the East End face today? Well, isolation is one. If family members move away and friends die, there is frequently no one for many of the seniors out here. Also, finances is a big concern. Many of our seniors find themselves house rich [...]

Letters to the Editor 3.17.11

Posted on 16 March 2011

Clear the Snow Dear Bryan: Reading Pierce Hance’s letter to the editor in last Thursday’s paper, I recalled that post-blizzard morning, when I had reason to be downtown at 8:30 a.m. It was very reassuring to find parking and to be able to make my way safely to my destination… the sidewalks mysteriously cleared. The [...]

School Budget Up Past $33 Million

Posted on 16 March 2011

By Claire Walla Last Monday, Sag Harbor School District Treasurer Janet Verneuille unveiled the district’s proposed 2011-2012 School Budget. While the tax levy is set to rise, those still sore from last year’s 11 percent increase might be happy to note that the district is only projecting a tax levy increase of 4.69 percent, which [...]

YARD and Sailing Club Programs Face the Ax

Posted on 16 March 2011

By Claire Walla It seems in Sag Harbor, funding is on the line for both the Youth Advocacy and Resource Development (YARD) program and the Pierson Sailing Club. Both programs have been in place for at least eight years. But, in the wake of an auditor’s report, the school board now questions whether both programs [...]

Surfs Up For Kids

Posted on 16 March 2011

By Emily J. Weitz After fifteen years providing East Enders with every excuse to go out and play in this beautiful world, Flying Point Surf Shop has decided to serve the smaller community: the ones who stand four feet tall. Flying Point Kids, which opened on Main Street in Southampton last weekend and is already [...]

Fire Truck Dilemma: New Vehicles Become a Budget Question

Posted on 16 March 2011

By Kathryn G. Menu The Sag Harbor Volunteer Fire Department has proposed the largest increases within the draft 2011-2012 village budget, asking for $132,231 in additional funding this year, primarily to allow the department to purchase a new chief’s vehicle for $60,000 and to save for the replacement of two new engines in the next [...]

A Wholisitic Approach to Streets

Posted on 16 March 2011

By Claire Walla The East End is striped with concrete highways, roads and turnpikes that streak through the wooded hills and lush farmlands that make up our neck of the woods, all so that — with the aid of an auto — we may more effortlessly dart from one side of the peninsula to the [...]