Archive | April, 2011

New Tenants: Extened Family of Chipmunks in Car

Posted on 22 April 2011

By Harvey Jacobs By Harvey Jacobs Jack, master mechanic at the service station, prepares to give it to us, no nonsense. I can tell by the look on his face that the news will be tough to handle. I flex. Better not to beat around the bush, or gas pump. Our car has been lowered [...]

Obituaries 4.21.11

Posted on 22 April 2011

Joyce Crews-Manigo Joyce Crews-Manigo, a lifelong member of the Bridgehampton community passed away on Saturday, April 16. She was 52 years old. Born on December 10, 1958, Mrs. Crews-Manigo graduated from Bridgehampton High School in 1977. Her husband, Thomas Manigo, as well as her children, Edith, Johnelle and Juwon, and her grandchildren, Jurisha, Akayda, Levelle, [...]

Letters to the Editor 4.21.11

Posted on 22 April 2011

Unkind Words To the Editor, I’m writing to the people who posted negative comments about Thomas Wheeler online. Only a coward sits behind a computer and attacks a deceased person’s character. I ask you to crawl out from behind your computer and take a long, hard look in the mirror. Ask yourself why am I [...]

Seventh Inning Rally For Lady Whalers Win

Posted on 22 April 2011

Down two runs, with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, it looked like the Pierson-Bridgehampton Lady Whalers were facing their third loss of the season last Friday, April 15. The Ladies rallied to a 7-6 victory against the Hampton Bays Lady Baymen, sparked by Kasey Gilbride’s first homer of the season. Hampton Bays [...]

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Positioning Solar as Affordable Energy Source

Posted on 21 April 2011

By Emily J. Weitz Our nation’s dependence on foreign oil is a subject that is impossible to avoid. With gas prices surpassing $4 per gallon and wars ravaging oil-rich nations, the need to find another source of energy has only grown more pronounced since it dominated the presidential elections in 2008. While the link between [...]

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Cloudy Skies for Catholic School

Posted on 21 April 2011

By Claire Walla Moments before an “urgent” meeting took place at Stella Maris Regional School last Tuesday at 7 p.m., parents and teachers were informed that the school’s principal, Jane FitzGerald Peters had resigned. They soon learned the school is facing what the Diocese of Rockville Centre, which overseas the Catholic school, estimates to be [...]

Support For School

Posted on 20 April 2011

When in the span of a few short months a 187-student primary school, the oldest Catholic school on Long Island, might face the threat of a complete shut-down, clearly something is wrong. The school’s finances have come under fierce scrutiny in the past week, leaving the Diocese to call on parents to ban together and [...]

Morpurgo House is Focus of Fraud Case

Posted on 20 April 2011

By Kathryn G. Menu The fabled Morpurgo house on Union Street in Sag Harbor will be at the center of a mortgage fraud case against a former Suffolk County Legislator to be scheduled for trial next month. On Monday, April 18 Suffolk County Judge James F.X. Doyle granted a motion filed by the Suffolk County [...]

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Bridgehampton School Board Adopts $10.6 Million Budget

Posted on 20 April 2011

By Kathryn G. Menu After spending the last two months reviewing different scenarios for next year’s budget — including one option that would have raised spending by seven percent and allowed the district to upgrade technology in the district and tackle long term maintenance projects — last week the Bridgehampton School Board adopted a $10,577,411 [...]

Eco-Walkers Hope to Reap What They Sow

Posted on 20 April 2011

By Laura Houston The parents and students of Sag Harbor Elementary School have a chance to get their hands dirty this spring as the Eco-Walk, an educational garden and walkway at the school, begins phase two of its ongoing development. This year the top priority for the Eco-Walk is to provide students with the resources [...]