Archive | July, 2011

Carl Safina Revisits an Environmental Crisis

Posted on 22 July 2011

by Courtney M. Holbrook After the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 and the subsequent oil spill that affected the coastal U.S. for months, fears of an environmental disaster spread across the country in almost apocalyptic proportions. Politicians, members of the media and people everywhere [...]

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Moving Town Hall

Posted on 22 July 2011

by Courtney M. Holbrook When Zak Powers took on a job to photograph a collection of historic buildings, he may not have realized the long process he would undergo. One of the most ambitious and sensitive examples of preservation on the East End, the historic buildings of Further Lane have made the journey from old [...]

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Pierson Grad Earns His Scouting Wings

Posted on 22 July 2011

by Lucy De Souza Three dog houses, eight bird feeders, two picnic benches, two agility jumps with a repainted agility course and four newly planted bushes. On Saturday, July 9, Sag Harbor Boy Scout Troop 455 donated these hand made items to the Southampton Town Animal Shelter. How, you may ask, was this accomplished by [...]

“Working” Explores the American Dream

Posted on 21 July 2011

By Annette Hinkle It may not be the case elsewhere, but in the United States, for better or worse, what people do for a living is typically how they define themselves in the world. Jobs are considered more than just a way to pay bills and put food on the table. Careers define character and [...]

Life Inside The New York Times

Posted on 21 July 2011

By Claire Walla It was once the kind of thing that solidified a transition into adulthood. Along with wearing a robe, succumbing to slippers and remaining fully inoperable until that first cup of joe, it used to seem adulthood only really began when you sat at the kitchen table and unfolded the pages of The [...]

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Parrish Art Museum at the Halfway Mark

Posted on 21 July 2011

By Claire Walla I’m standing with Terrie Sultan, director of the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, on top of loose soil, while wearing a hard hat and close-toed shoes. No more than 30 minutes prior, the ground beneath our feet was a shallow ditch where electrical conduits had recently been placed. “Things change so quickly [...]

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Escaping To New York

Posted on 21 July 2011

By Claire Walla But, how do you escape to someplace? It seems bizarre and unfathomable and totally senseless — and, really, that’s sort of the point. Escape to New York, an outdoor festival to be held on the grounds of the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton August 5 through 7, is nothing if not an escape. [...]

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Storytime is for the Dogs

Posted on 21 July 2011

By Claire Walla After strolling through the Hampton Library with their father one Saturday afternoon, nine-year-old Sean Murphree and his sister Keara (six) stumbled upon something quite unexpected. Standing there in the middle of the library’s children’s section were two pooches named Lucie and Miele, panting profusely as they waited for kids like Sean and [...]

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Demolition Ok’d For Meighan’s Cottage

Posted on 21 July 2011

By Claire Walla Anthony Petrello is one step closer to developing his beachfront land. Last Friday, July 15 the Sagaponack Architectural and Historic Review Board (AHRB) voted in favor of an application submitted by the Texas businessman to demolish the small cottage now resting on the grounds of the nine-acre parcel he purchased from the [...]

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Taking It To The Streets—By Bike

Posted on 21 July 2011

By Claire Walla They travel by horse, helicopter, motorcycle or car — even roller blades and Segways (my personal favorite) are fair game. Police officers have many ways of patrolling the streets. But here in Sag Harbor, when village police aren’t confined to a car, they prefer bikes. With the addition of Officer Dave Driscoll [...]

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