Archive | August, 2011

Bulova Project Getting Back on Track

Posted on 25 August 2011

It has been three years since Cape Advisors was given final approval by the Village of Sag Harbor to construct luxury condominiums at the historic Bulova Watchcase Factory. Following approval, the economy tanked, lawsuits were filed over the village’s approval of the project and for the better part of two years the watchcase factory has [...]

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Mecox Yacht Club Expected to Move Forward

Posted on 25 August 2011

On Wednesday night, the Southampton Town Conservation Board is expected to approve plans for the development of the Mecox Yacht Club. According to Bridgehampton resident Jeffrey Mansfield the Mecox Sailing Association could be given license to run the facility by the Southampton Town Board as early as September 13. During a Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee [...]

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East Hampton Retirement Incentive Program Signed by Governor

Posted on 25 August 2011

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved legislation that will allow East Hampton Town to implement a voluntary separation incentive program for town employees. The legislation comes as an effort to reduce the size of town government without having to resort to layoffs, according to a press release issued by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele [...]

Sag Harbor Resident Faces Possible DEC Fines for Alleged Clear Cutting of Phragmites

Posted on 25 August 2011

A Sag Harbor resident is potentially facing thousands of dollars in fines from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). This comes after she allegedly cleared a swath of phragmites and marsh shrubs on the edge of her Oakland Avenue property that faces Otter Pong in Sag Harbor. According to NYSDEC spokesman Bill [...]

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Tick Talk

Posted on 24 August 2011

By Claire Walla In case you hadn’t heard, fashion designer Ally Hilfiger — daughter of famed fashion icon Tommy — was in Sag Harbor last Friday, August 19. But it’s not a story the tabloids picked up on. “I had Lyme disease fro 19 years and was undiagnosed for 11,” Hilfiger told a crowd of [...]

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New Coalition Seeks to Limit Aircraft Noise

Posted on 24 August 2011

By Claire Walla In the height of the summer season, when many of the city’s Hamptons-bound denizens take to the skies to circumvent traffic, local discontent over noisy aircraft tends to bubble to the surface. Two weeks ago, these sentiments coalesced in the form of a new organization called The Quiet Skies Coalition (QSC). “The [...]

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Local Girl “Digs” Archaeology

Posted on 24 August 2011

By Claire Walla Somewhere in between “firefighter” and “astronaut,” many ambitious young kids will focus their professional aspirations on a career path modeled after a man many that age believe to be America’s greatest adventurer: Indiana Jones. Usually, at some point, reality will set in — even Indy had a day job — and kids [...]

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Quake Rattles Sag Harbor

Posted on 23 August 2011

Blue square indicates epicenter of quake near Richmond, Virginia by Courtney M. Holbrook An earthquake hit Sag Harbor at about 2 p.m. today. The 5.9 magnitude earthquake reportedly originated in Virginia, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Shocks were transmitted up to Sag Harbor, and as far north as Rhode Island. “It’s happened so recently [...]

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Keep Laughing

Posted on 19 August 2011

By Courtney M. Holbrook There are certain stereotypes about would-be actors that never seem to go away. For instance, they want to be famous — even if they don’t want to memorize their lines. They want to be loved — even if they’re working for the saddest production in small-town America. And, of course, they [...]

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School House Rock Star

Posted on 19 August 2011

By Claire Walla Eliza Callahan wasn’t planning on entering the 2011 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. In fact, she entered on a whim, on the advice of a person (whom she’s since forgotten) who brought the subject up in passing. “It was really easy to enter the contest,” said the New York City native who spends [...]

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