Archive | June, 2011

Sagaponack Barn Allegedly Ignited By Hazardous Materials

Posted on 28 June 2011

By Claire Walla On Sunday, June 26 at approximately 12:15 p.m. Southampton Town Police were alerted to a barn fire that erupted at Schwenks Farm on Montauk Highway in Sagaponack. According to Southampton Town Fire Marshall John Rankin, the flames extended over the top of the barn by 20 to 25 feet, prompting help from [...]

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Word Has It Tick Numbers Are Up

Posted on 24 June 2011

By Claire Walla What’s small, black, and has the potential to give you up to a dozen different diseases? Chances are, if you live on the East End, you didn’t even have to progress past the first four words of that sentence to come to the answer. Ticks. And according to numerous accounts, the presence [...]

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Don’t Even Think of Parking Here

Posted on 24 June 2011

Some residents of Northampton Colony have an issue with parking. Their issue is they don’t want you parking there. So on the eastern stretch of Noyac Bay Avenue, which ends at a quiet beach, don’t even think about it, even though you may be tempted to launch your kayak, fly a kite or gather shells [...]


Library Makes a Move: John Jermain Settles into its Temporary Home

Posted on 23 June 2011

By Kathryn G. Menu Gathered with staff members on the lower level of the John Jermain Memorial Library on Monday, Jessica Frankel was busy at work, organizing books and papers for a move to the library’s temporary home at 34 West Water Street. It was a bittersweet moment for the history room librarian. “It’s a [...]

Fate of a Blue Couch: Cherished and Loathed, Future is Unclear

Posted on 23 June 2011

Caption: Alex Browngardt relaxes on the denim blue couch in the Children’s Room of the John Jermain Memorial Library, as children have done for over two decades. The fate of the couch remains unclear as staff debate its merits while moving into a temporary space on West Water Street this week. (photo credit Susann Farrell) [...]

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Benefits of Harbor Heights Expansion Debated

Posted on 23 June 2011

By Kathryn G. Menu Development that is allowed by law on a property is not always the best development for a community. At least, that’s what engineer Chris Tartaglia argued in front of the Sag Harbor Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday night while discussing a proposed expansion of the Harbor Heights Gas Station, which would [...]

Budget Talk Starts: Two percent Tax Cap May Prove Onerous

Posted on 23 June 2011

By Kathryn G. Menu Members of the John Jermain Memorial Library Board of Trustees began discussing a proposed budget for 2012 last week. Like it has for many area school districts and municipalities, the conversation quickly turned to the impact a proposed New York State mandated two-percent property tax cap could have on the library [...]

Stony Brook Southampton: College Announces Expansion of Masters in the Arts Programs

Posted on 23 June 2011

Courtney M. Holbrook It’s not unusual for young aspiring writers and actors to attend renowned MFA programs in theater and creative writing. After years of ebbs and flows in the economy and, and it’s own ever-evolving saga, Stony Brook University’s Southampton campus is now poised to offer those young writers and actors a place to [...]

Allerted to Threats to the Bay Systems: Baykeeper warns of red and brown tides

Posted on 23 June 2011

By Courtney M. Holbrook For years, the bays and ponds have been cornerstones of the environmental beauty of Noyac, Southampton and Sag Harbor. Now, some worry about preserving that marine landscape. The Noyac Civic Council met on Saturday, June 18, to discuss potential environmental dangers to the Peconic Bay Estuary and other freshwater locations posed [...]

Review a Year of Goals: Some plans remain as works in progress

Posted on 23 June 2011

By Claire Walla At a school board meeting Monday, June 20 Sag Harbor School District Superintendent Dr. John Gratto reviewed the goals the board had set around this time last year. For the most part, he said the board accomplished what it set out to do. Dr. Gratto explained the three overarching goals the district [...]