Archive | September, 2011

Cops: Card Player Pulled Shotgun

Posted on 28 September 2011

By Claire Walla It could have been a scene out of the Wild West. After a few drinks, a game of cards and a verbal altercation, a man who was forced to leave a local party returned an hour later with a Western Field .410 gauge bolt-action shotgun and pointed it at another man’s stomach [...]

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School District Proposes Capital Projects

Posted on 28 September 2011

By Claire Walla On December 8, 2009, when the Sag Harbor School District put nearly $7 million worth of building improvements up for bond, the community voted it down. Now, after two years of discussions, the Long Range Planning Committee has worked to trim the cost of the project by almost $1.8 million, which — [...]

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Farmers Market Now Takes Food Stamps

Posted on 28 September 2011

By Claire Walla For many East End residents, farmers’ markets provide the ideal shopping experience: a place to buy fresh foods and simultaneously give back to the local community. While local markets have continued to pop up around the East End — most recently on Shelter Island —Ivo Tomasini, co-manager of the Sag Harbor Farmers’ [...]

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District Offers Free Pre-K

Posted on 28 September 2011

By Claire Walla Last year, when the Sag Harbor School District instituted its first Pre-K program, it was celebrated by members of the school board for offering a service that has been much needed in the Sag Harbor community. Families were charged a monthly fee of $275 for the services, which were contracted out through SCOPE [...]

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JJML Budget Passes, While Incumbent Falls to New Library Board Candidates

Posted on 27 September 2011

The John Jermain Memorial Library’s $1,253,200 operating budget for 2012 received overwhelming support on Tuesday night, passing with 259 votes in favor of the spending plan, and 98 residents voting against it. According to John Jermain Memorial Library (JJML) Director Catherine Creedon, it was the largest voter turnout for a budget vote and trustee election [...]

Letters 9-22-11

Posted on 27 September 2011

Will Not Enhance Values Dear Editor, Please publish the following letter to Sag Harbor Mayor Brian Gilbride. Dear Mayor Gilbride, I’m writing to express my concern about the pending convenience store on Route 114 across the highway three houses away from my home. Even though the present garage is grandfathered in, I understand that Eastville [...]

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Glimpsing de Kooning at MoMA

Posted on 23 September 2011

by Helen A. Harrison Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) famously referred to himself as “a slipping glimpser,” a painter who paradoxically felt most comfortable when he was off balance. “When I’m falling,” he said, “I am doing all right. And when I am slipping, I say, ‘Hey, this is very interesting.’” He made that remark in [...]

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Pierson Teams Start Season with Wins

Posted on 23 September 2011

By Andrew Rudansky Girls Field Hockey The reigning Long Island champions Lady Whalers are off to another great start, winning both of their first two games. The first game of the season was last Thursday against William Floyd. The Lady Whalers crushed the Colonials 6-1. The team’s co-captain forward Sariah Cafiero had three goals and [...]

Team Hopes to Build on Winning Season

Posted on 23 September 2011

Whaler Tennis By Andrew Rudansky At the beginning of the 2011 school year Pierson High School is still without either a JV or Varsity tennis program. This is something that Alvin Hollander has been looking to change since he got the job as the school’s tennis coach in the fall of last year. “It always [...]

Struggle at the Start

Posted on 23 September 2011

By Andrew Rudansky The Lady Whalers varsity soccer team had one game particularly marked on their schedule: Tuesday, September 20 against the Stony Brook Bears. A tough, rivalry match against the four-time reigning county champions, played at home, and early in the season; if the Lady Whalers wanted to make a splash this season this [...]