Archive | October, 2011

Ernest Schade

Posted on 27 October 2011

The former owner of an 18th century — and presumed haunted — building on Main Street talks about believing in ghosts and what might be hereafter. So, do you believe in ghosts? Unequivocally. Why is that? From personal experiences. There are two that have made their presence known to me. Oh, where? For many years I owned [...]

Shades of Gray: Journals offer a New Look at Spalding Gray

Posted on 27 October 2011

By Annette Hinkle As a monologuist, Spalding Gray was never afraid to reveal himself. Phobias, fears, indiscretions and obsessions were all presented publicly with honesty and Gray’s characteristic dose of wry humor, delivered on stage from behind a simple wooden desk. So when Gray’s life ended in early 2004 — presumably after he jumped from [...]

Sag Harbor Planning Board Takes A Closer Look at Baron’s Cove Bar

Posted on 26 October 2011

Images courtesy of NY Architectural Renderings. The new Baron’s Cove Inn, conceived as a family friendly destination resort, is allowed by village code to have a restaurant. However this week members of the Sag Harbor Village Planning Board said they would like to ensure a bar space within that restaurant does not have the ability [...]

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Exploring Ways to Combat Bullying

Posted on 26 October 2011

By Claire Walla Karen Ross, the director of non-residential services for The Retreat, came to the Hampton Library last Thursday, October 20 for a discussion on bullying. Bullying has recently become a much talked about topic across the country. In addition to this being national anti-bullying month, the federal government has recently passed the “Dignity [...]

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Town Votes Yes To Mecox Sailing Association

Posted on 26 October 2011

By Claire Walla The decision was unanimous. All five members of the Southampton Town Board voted on Tuesday, October 25 to enter into a license agreement with the Mecox Sailing Association which proposes to open a sailing school at the end of Bay Lane in Water Mill. “I’m very pleased with the actions of the [...]

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Dems’ Campaign Video Sparks Ethical Debate

Posted on 26 October 2011

By Claire Walla On Tuesday, October 25 the Southampton Town GOP filed a claim against Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst and Councilwoman Bridget Fleming, alleging the board members violated the town’s code of ethics. Both women are up for re-election along with the newest member of their political team, Brad Bender, who is running for a second [...]

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Petrello Gets OK, Village Faces Lawsuit

Posted on 26 October 2011

By Claire Walla After a controversial demolition hearing and a submission of an unpopular initial building plan, members of the Sagaponack Village Architectural and Historic Review Board (AHRB) finally approved the blueprint for a two-story home submitted by Anthony and Cynthia Petrello. The board made its decision at a regularly scheduled AHRB meeting last Friday, October [...]

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Southampton Town Supervisor Bashed For Job Cuts

Posted on 26 October 2011

By Claire Walla In an attempt to trim costs in the Town of Southampton for the upcoming fiscal year, Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst introduced a number of cost-saving measures in her $80.3 million Tentative 2012 Budget to achieve what she hails as a zero percent tax levy increase. But these cuts won’t come without layoffs and [...]

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Leaf Program Leaves Landfills in the Dumps

Posted on 26 October 2011

By Claire Walla The Southampton Town leaf pick-up program has changed this fall in an attempt to streamline and speed up the whole process. But Southampton Town Board members now worry that the new program may put a strain on another town department. “It seems the costs are being shifted,” said Councilwoman Bridget Fleming at [...]

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Southampton Supervisor Candidates Debate CPF Future

Posted on 26 October 2011

As a write-in candidate for Southampton Town Supervisor, former Republican Supervisor Linda Kabot has not had a formal debate against incumbent Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst on the issues facing Southampton Town. But at this week’s Bridgehampton Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting, the two clashed, while basically remaining on the same page, over the town’s desire to [...]

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