Archive | July, 2011

Party’s Over: Town Shuts House

Posted on 28 July 2011

By Claire Walla The house had been on the town’s radar since last summer, said Southampton Town Chief Investigator David Betts. He had received numerous noise complaints and several reports of overcrowding at the Noyac Road home, just south of the fork where Noyac and Deerfield Roads meet. To get to the bottom of the [...]

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Marriage Equality Act Yields 25 Registrants

Posted on 28 July 2011

By Claire Walla As of Monday, July 25, New York is all systems go. Just 30 days after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the marriage equality act into legislation, same-sex couples can now officially apply for a marriage license and be legally wed in the state of New York. While some gay couples living in New [...]

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Beach Parking Feud Continues

Posted on 28 July 2011

By Claire Walla At the tail end of Tuesday night’s Southampton Town Board meeting, Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst said an old saying came to mind: “If you beat a horse to death, get off.” The phrase was uttered after nearly an hour of ongoing conversations among council members, Southampton Town Trustees and several members [...]

Reunited With A Ring

Posted on 28 July 2011

By Claire Walla There are very few things that can upset a new bride.  But, hearing that her husband has just lost his wedding ring is one of them. In 2007, three years after his wedding and still a relative newlywed, Nick Kardaras decided to go for a swim.  He and his new bride, Lucy, [...]

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Two Men in Critical Condition After Plane Crash in Sagaponack

Posted on 25 July 2011

Southampton Town Police confirmed in a statement on Tuesday, July 26 that two men, one of them 23-years-old, sustained serious injuries from a plane crash Sunday morning in Sagaponack. Both are receiving treatment at Stony Brook Hospital. Above: Wreckage from the crash.  (Photo by Michael Heller) Below: An image from the plane in Sagaponack this [...]

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Where’s the Beef? At Mecox Bay Dairy

Posted on 23 July 2011

Mecox Bay Dairy owner Art Ludlow casually chatted with customers Friday morning at the East Hampton Farmers Market as he cut hunks of his celebrated Mecox Sunrise, Sigit, Atlantic Mist and Shawondasee cheeses from large wheels. For many, this moment was not out of the ordinary — the fourth generation farmer is a staple at [...]

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Bridgehampton School Evaluates Meal Program

Posted on 23 July 2011

The Bridgehampton Union Free School District has had to subsidize its meal program with tens of thousands of dollars each school year since 2008 when the school began contracting with Whitsons School Nutrition Corporation. Facing those costs, as well as a looming two-percent cap on the property tax levy, earlier this month members of the [...]

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County Independence Party Head Supports Wilkinson Over Cohen Despite Local Party’s Wishes

Posted on 23 July 2011

According to East Hampton Independence Party Chairwoman Elaine Jones, her party’s county chairman Frank MacKay has endorsed incumbent Republican Supervisor Bill Wilkinson as the Independence Party candidate this November. This comes despite the fact that local party officials had already voted to support Zachary Cohen, who is running on the Democratic and Working Families party [...]

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Restoration of John Jermain Memorial Library Begins

Posted on 23 July 2011

Just weeks after moving into a new temporary home on West Water Street in Sag Harbor, the John Jermain Memorial Library board of trustees was granted approval to begin exterior repairs to their historic Main Street library. It is the first phase of a complete renovation, restoration and over 7,000 square-foot expansion of the 101-year-old [...]

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Showhouse on Parade

Posted on 22 July 2011

by Courtney M. Holbrook What is home but a sanctuary from the outside world? A place where owners can find comfort in the familiar tropes of personal life? At the annual Hamptons Designer Showhouse, the idea of creating a home is a task given to a slate of interior designers who make their portion of [...]

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