Archive | August, 2011

Sag Harbor Village Declares State of Emergency as Hurricane Irene Continues up the Eastern Seaboard

Posted on 27 August 2011

Sag Harbor Village Mayor Brian Gilbride has declared a state of emergency, effective at 1 p.m. on Saturday, as village crews continue to prepare the community for the onslaught of Hurricane Irene, which is expected to make landfall tomorrow morning somewhere in western Long Island.

Towns Declare State of Emergency As East End Preps for Hurricane Irene Landfall

Posted on 27 August 2011

Both East Hampton and Southampton Towns have declared a state of emergency, and both towns as well as The Village of Sag Harbor are mobilizing staff, police and fire departments as the East End hunkers down in preparation for the landfall of Hurricane Irene, sometime in the very early morning on Sunday. The category 1 [...]

Local Arborists Prepare For Threat of Irene

Posted on 27 August 2011

Bruce Marienfeld got the call Thursday night. With Hurricane Irene threatening to bring 60 mile-per-hour winds and up to 10 inches of rain to the East End, Anton Hagen asked Marionfeld to prune the overgrown tree in the far corner of his yard; its branches were draped over the sidewalk, forming a relative canopy along [...]

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At Ship Ashore, Boats “Packed Like Sardines”

Posted on 27 August 2011

Usually, this time of year, the Ship Ashore Marina boat yard is a dusty expanse that curves along a few hundred feet of Sag Harbor Cove.  While boats tend to come in and out of the water at regular intervals, they’re either stored in a massive shed on the property or tied up to the [...]

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Harbor Heights Sales Have “Broken Records” In Lead-Up To Storm

Posted on 27 August 2011

That was what Harbor Heights gas station owner John Leonard declared yesterday, August 26 as a steady stream of about a dozen cars flowed through the station.  Thousands of East End residents have flocked to gas stations in the last couple days, filling up tanks as a recommended precaution in the lead-up to Hurricane Irene, [...]

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Throne-Holst Signs State of Emergency For Southampton Town

Posted on 27 August 2011

Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst signed a Declaration of a State of Emergency for the town of Southampton this morning, Saturday, according to a press release issued by Southampton Town Emergency Preparedness official Lt. Robert P. Iberger.  This will allow local officials to take necessary actions today, including spurring the evacuation of town residents in [...]

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Hurricane Irene Downgraded to Category 2 Storm as Towns Begin Addressing Evacuation Measures

Posted on 26 August 2011

Irene may be the goddess of peace in Greek mythology, but for over 60 million residents on the eastern seaboard bracing for the now category 2 Hurricane Irene, she has brought little tranquility. By Friday afternoon, Irene was battering the coast of South Carolina, the 400-mile wide storm expected to bring havoc to the region [...]

Hampton Classic Postponed Due to Hurricane Irene

Posted on 26 August 2011

Who invited Irene anyway? They’re up. No they’re down. The Hampton Classic Horse Show, for the first time in their 36 years, has had to drop the blue and white-striped tents and corrals at the Snake Hollow Road venue in Bridgehampton due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Irene. Executive Director, Shannette Barth Cohen along [...]

Bay Street Cancels Some Performances Due to Hurricane Irene

Posted on 26 August 2011

Due to the imminent arrival of Hurricane Irene, Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor has cancelled  performances of “Enter Laughing: The Musical” on Saturday, August 27 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 28 at 7 p.m.. A new matinee performance of the musical has been added for Saturday, September 3 at 4 [...]

Getty Out of Gas Yesterday, Back in Action Now

Posted on 26 August 2011

The Getty Station on the Sag Harbor Turnpike ran out of gas yesterday afternoon. They expect another shipment today, Friday, August 26.

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