Archive | June, 2011

100 Years: Bridgehampton School Marks a Century of Students

Posted on 16 June 2011

By Kathryn G. Menu There is a small greenhouse tucked behind the Bridgehampton School where students learn about the tradition of East End agriculture. In a little over a week, a group of nine seniors who helped build that greenhouse will be celebrated as the 100th graduating class to pass through the Bridgehampton Union Free [...]

An IB Conversation: Exploring the Issues

Posted on 16 June 2011

By Claire Walla Since last fall, when the International Baccalaureate (IB) program emerged as a topic of conversation at Sag Harbor School Board Meetings, parents and community members have weighed in on heavily on both sides of the issue. The school district has already invested almost $20,000 in the IB application process, but before it [...]

A Place for IB

Posted on 15 June 2011

Though summer is approaching and the school year is winding down, the IB debate goes on in the Sag Harbor. The IB or International Baccalaureate program is one that could replace AP at Pierson High School in the coming years, and while the district is keen to go ahead with the program, there are still [...]

Tags: ,

North Haven Endorsement

Posted on 15 June 2011

A democracy by definition is a government for the people, by the people. In the Village of North Haven, this concept was practically all but forgotten until just last month, when resident Lawrence LaRose got out, rallied his neighbors, raised some noise and — after appealing to the village board to rescind a newly passed [...]

Tags: , ,

Mecox Yacht Club Proposal Remains Uncertain

Posted on 15 June 2011

By Claire Walla The pint-sized patch of land on Mecox Bay in Water Mill is still pretty calm, and the decrepit wooden structure — left over from the days when avid sailors and boat enthusiasts flocked to the bay — is still empty, as the town of Southampton announced on Tuesday, June 14 it will [...]

Tags: ,

North Haven Candidate Roundtable

Posted on 15 June 2011

For the first time in years, the Village of North Haven will hold a contested election with three candidates seeking two open spots on the village board: incumbents Jeff Sander and Jim Smyth will run against newcomer Lawrence LaRose. The Sag Harbor Express sat down with the three North Havenites and discussed everything from preservation, [...]

Tags: , , , ,

Legislation Would Give Vets Tax Relief

Posted on 15 June 2011

By Claire Walla For veterans living in the Town of Southampton, government aid is in a flux. First it’s too much, then it’s too little; but, East End policy makers have introduced a bill that might make it just right. After news broke last month that Southampton Town had, since 2006, fudged the equation that [...]

Tags: , , ,

Audit Critical About How School Collects Non-Resident Fees

Posted on 15 June 2011

By Kathryn G. Menu On Friday, the office of New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released a report critical of the Bridgehampton School’s efforts to collect tuition from non-resident students attending the school. The report finds that for two fiscal years the district charged some students less than the board of education’s approved tuition rates. [...]

Tags: , ,

Ferry Debate Continues

Posted on 15 June 2011

By Kathryn G. Menu While no formal plans have been filed with the Village of Sag Harbor, according to Mayor Brian Gilbride, the debate over a passenger ferry service to the village continued at Monday’s Harbor Committee meeting where two members disagreed on whether or not it will benefit the village. Earlier this year, the [...]

Tags: , ,

GOP Is On Hunt For Candidate

Posted on 15 June 2011

By Claire Walla Though Southampton Town Democrats and Republicans held nominating conventions last month, one party is still on the hunt for its lead candidate. According to Southampton Town GOP Chairman Ernie Wruck, the party will have until July 14 to find a candidate for town supervisor and turn in its final petition. On May [...]

Tags: , , ,