Archive | August, 2011

Schiavoni’s Sees Storm and Labor Day Shopping Surge

Posted on 26 August 2011

As Hurricane Irene makes her way to the East Coast, sales in the village have continued to increase.  But, for Schiavoni’s IGA Market manager Matt Schiavoni, Hurricane Irene (expected to make landfall in Long Island this Sunday, August 28) is only half of it. The boom in business that’s escalated over the last couple of [...]

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Liquor Sales Steady Leading Up To Irene

Posted on 26 August 2011

In addition to batteries, flashlights and tape, for some, hurricane survival packs are not quite complete without a good Chardonnay. Or Pinot. (Whatever your preference.) However, Bob Schmitz of the Sag Harbor Liquor Store said sales are just as steady as they were before Hurricane Irene entered the collective consciousness. “It’s about the same,” he [...]

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Variety Store Supplies Keep Up With The Storm

Posted on 26 August 2011

Just days before Hurricane Irene is expected to hit Long Island, Lisa Field, owner of the Variety Store on Main Street, frantically opens cardboard boxes in the back of her shop.  Little beads of sweat develop on her forehead. “I have been calling every supplier I can!” she exclaimed while unpacking dozens of flashlights from [...]

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Hurricane Update, Friday 1 p.m.: Village Continues Preparations for Irene

Posted on 26 August 2011

Hurricane Irene remains a category 2 storm off the coast of the Carolinas and as of Friday afternoon over 65 million people on the eastern seaboard are currently under a hurricane watch or warning, with the Outer Banks of North Carolina as well as the inner coves being evacuated in expectation of the hurricane’s landfall [...]

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Out of Batteries, Flashlights and Radios

Posted on 26 August 2011

Business was bustling this morning, August 26, at Emporium True Value Hardware on Main Street in Sag Harbor, as dozens of shoppers furiously scanned aisles looking for amenities to prepare for Hurricane Irene.  As of 12-noon on Friday, the storm is set to hit North Carolina some time today and is currently expected to reach [...]

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Evacuations and Beach Closures Announced in Southampton Village

Posted on 26 August 2011

As the East End braces for Hurricane Irene, the Village of Southampton was the first municipality to call for a voluntary evacuation of all of Meadow Lane effective at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 26. It is possible a mandatory evacuation will be called for tomorrow morning at 9 a.m., according to village officials. The [...]

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Hurricane Update: Friday, 8 a.m.: Irene Expected to Make Landfall Near New York City as a Tropical Storm on Sunday

Posted on 26 August 2011

Residents throughout the eastern seaboard are bracing for Hurricane Irene, which may make landfall as a category 2 or category 3 hurricane in coastal North Carolina sometime today or tomorrow. The latest projected path from the National Hurricane Center shows the storm traveling up the eastern seaboard and hitting New York sometime on Sunday, likely [...]

Hurricane Update, Thursday: 5:30 p.m.: Governor Declares State of Emergency

Posted on 25 August 2011

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency in New York in preparation for the potential impact of Hurricane Irene,, which is expected to make landfall on Long Island on Sunday morning. A state of emergency enables New York to use state resources to assist local governments more effectively and quickly, allows [...]

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Update, Thursday 2 p.m. – Village Prepares for Hurricane Irene as Path Moves West

Posted on 25 August 2011

According to the most recent data from the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Irene is now forecasted to make landfall on Long Island sometime Sunday afternoon, the storm’s center hitting somewhere in western Suffolk County or eastern Nassau County. The affects of the storm are expected to impact East End residents starting on Saturday night. High [...]

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Dock Yard Prepares for Irene

Posted on 25 August 2011

“We’re clearing all our docks,” said Louis Grignon, manager of the Sag Harbor Yacht Yard. After tracking Hurricane Irene—which threatens to hit the East End sometime on Sunday—Grignon said he decided yesterday (Tuesday) to institute an official “hurricane haul.”  In addition to the fact that the eye of the storm looks set to cross right over [...]

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