Archive | May, 2011

Space for Antiques: FD Wants Museum

Posted on 25 May 2011

By Kathryn G. Menu For Ed Deyermond, working on antique fire trucks combines two passions born out of being the son of a Massachusetts firefighter. It allows him the ability to celebrate the history of the Sag Harbor Volunteer Fire Department, of which he has been a member for over three decades, but also enjoy [...]

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Letters to the Editor

Posted on 25 May 2011

Arriving by Ferry Dear Bryan, According to Sag Harbor Express reporter Kathryn Menu (“Passenger Ferry Plan Drawing Questions” May 12, 2011), local resident Margia Kramer believes a passenger ferry to and from Sag Harbor would “create traffic and parking problems and take away from a sense of tranquility” in the Village. Sag Harbor already has [...]

Obituaries 5.26.11

Posted on 25 May 2011

Marion B. Cain Marion Butts Cain, 88, peacefully passed away on April 24, 2011 at her residence in Largo, Florida. She was the daughtetr of Alfred Butts, Sr. and the former Harriet Morre, and was sister to Alfred Butts, Jr. and Nelly Butts Hedges. She graduated as valedictorian  from Pierson High School in 1940 and [...]

New Businesses: Welcome to Sag Harbor!

Posted on 25 May 2011

By Emily J. Weitz Memorial Day Weekend marks the beginning of a long summer of trips to the farm stands, afternoons at the beach, and barbecues under the setting sun. It also marks the beginning of another bustling season on and around Main Street in Sag Harbor. This year there are lots of new names [...]

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A Day For Remembering

Posted on 25 May 2011

By Claire Walla The number of American Flags last weekend seemed numerous enough to carpet the bay. Red, white and blue rectangles, some small enough to fit in a flower box, one so large it was dangled above the Shelter Island Ferry by the fire department’s aerial ladder, plastered the landscape Thursday, May 19, as [...]

90 Acres Targeted By Town: Farmland Stretches Along Highway

Posted on 25 May 2011

By Claire Walla With their eyes set on a 90-acre parcel of land in Sagaponack, Southampton Town officials will consider spending the most money to date on a Community Preservation Fund (CPF)  purchase. The long mass of open farmland, Haney Farms, LLC, which stretches the distance between Sagaponack Village Hall and Townline BBQ on the [...]

Students Earn $5,000 Grant for Solar Panels at Bridgehampton

Posted on 25 May 2011

By Kathryn G. Menu Students and educators at the Bridgehampton School have spent the last several years cultivating a schoolyard garden and greenhouse in an effort to create an outdoor classroom, but also to promote healthier, sustainable living. To that end, over a year ago a group of students began working with landscape design and [...]

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On the Waterfront

Posted on 25 May 2011

By Annette Hinkle Today, there are many people who have never heard of him. But ask someone with a little history in Sag Harbor. Artist Cappy Amundsen was a veritable fixture in the village from 1945 until the early 1990s when, destitute and unable to physically care for himself, he was placed in a nursing [...]

When a Comic Takes On a Scorned Capote

Posted on 25 May 2011

By Dennis  O’Connor Back when Darrell Hammond was a student at the University of Florida, Truman Capote spoke at a campus event. When it came time for the question and answer segment, Capote was primed. Hammond’s voice rises as he tells the story. “I’m watching, and at the end of his speech, a guy steps [...]

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Paddle Power: Understanding Water Quality By Getting On It

Posted on 25 May 2011

By Emily J. Weitz It was a misty morning when a committed group of about forty paddlers gathered at Havens Beach on Saturday in support of the efforts of Kevin McAllister, the Peconic Baykeeper. The event, the First Annual Paddle for the Bays, was organized to spread the mission of the Baykeeper. “We’re part of [...]

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