Archive | July, 2011

A Conversation with Mel Kendrick

Posted on 29 July 2011

Artist Mel Kendrick, a part-time North Haven resident, talks about showing his series of sculptures, “jacks,” at the Parrish Art Museum, the process of sculpting with concrete and the geometry of art. These are definitely structures you have to see in person. Can you tell me a little about their construction? They’re kind of massive. [...]

Editorials 7/28/11

Posted on 29 July 2011

Twenty-five’s a Crowd We realize the temptation is out there. We live in one of the most coveted summer spots in the country, a relative mecca for fishermen and celebrity-seekers alike. In a place like this, at the tip of a small stretch of land, where summer housing options are in very high-demand, it’s relatively [...]

A Southern Jam to Sweeten Summer

Posted on 29 July 2011

by Courtney M. Holbrook Butch Trucks is stir-crazy. It’s a common summer attack, when the vacation extends too long and the creative juices feel ready to burst. Ever since this summer began, Trucks’ bandmates have been touring with their own music, recording their own albums. Trucks declined to make his own album; he continues to [...]

A Little Kitchen’s Garden Celebrates Food & Family

Posted on 29 July 2011

On most summer days at Estia’s Little Kitchen on the fringe of Sag Harbor Village, families meander outside under apple, pear and peach trees while waiting for a table at the celebrated café. Children wait hungrily for fresh fruit pancakes while they poke at bright yellow zucchini blossoms, finger cherry-red stalks of Swiss chard and [...]

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Weather & Age a Threat to Library Dome

Posted on 29 July 2011

About two weeks ago, in the technology center of the John Jermain Memorial Library on Main Street, a pipe burst around 7 p.m., regular business hours, spraying the desk of technology director Eric Cohen and pooling water speckled with bits of metal on the library floor. Fortunately for Cohen, the library is in the final [...]

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JJML Proposed 4.8 Percent Increase in Spending

Posted on 29 July 2011

Last week, members of the John Jermain Memorial Library approved a $1,253,200 proposed budget that it will present to library district voters in September – one of the first budgets that will fall under the auspices of New York State’s two-percent property tax levy cap. The budget represents a 4.8 percent increase in spending over [...]

Bishop: Reid, Not Boehner

Posted on 29 July 2011

Congressman Tim Bishop on Tuesday announced he would not support a new debt proposal by United States House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner and would instead “reluctantly” support a plan by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Bishop said that supporting Boehner’s proposal would be tantamount to supporting cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, while [...]

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Sag Harbor ARB Calls for Assessment Before Demolition of 125 Main Street in Sag Harbor

Posted on 29 July 2011

In the wake of protest — including by the president of the Sag Harbor Historical Society — this week the board charged with protecting the historic character of Sag Harbor Village called for independent, expert advice on the state of a Main Street building before it will even consider allowing it to be torn down [...]

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Fending Off the Deer

Posted on 28 July 2011

By Claire Walla They may be nice to look at, but for some they’re there to eat. So the story goes here on the East End, where periwinkle hydrangeas, fuschia rhododendrons, clusters of violet flocks and bold stalks of multi-colored lilies are devoured each year by the bane of many a gardeners’ existence: deer. Until [...]

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Gypsy Improv: Stephane Wrembel Comes to Bridgehampton

Posted on 28 July 2011

By Claire Walla French guitarist Stephane Wrembel is hard to pin down. His gypsy guitar music — steadily strum rhythms overlain with meandering guitar melodies plucked with impossibly nimble speed in the vein of the man who practically invented the genre, Django Reinhardt — not only alludes to the Paris he grew up in, it [...]

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