Archive | November, 2011

WPPB Offers a Novel Twist on “A Christmas Carol”

Posted on 30 November 2011

By Annette Hinkle The notion of striving for goodwill towards all and finding the true meaning of the season can seem supremely ironic in this era of Black Friday mobs and rampant over-commercialization. Which is why there are certain holiday traditions that are seen as sacrosanct by many — those old stand-bys that take us [...]

Filmmaker’s Search for Identy in her Parent’s Adopted Land

Posted on 30 November 2011

by Annette Hinkle Identity is something most people take for granted, with tales of family history, vocations and belief systems typically passed from one generation to the next as naturally as heirlooms and old photographs. But for Sag Harbor filmmaker Kenny Mann, the issue of identity is a bit more complicated. Mann grew up in [...]

Board Accepts Second Reading of New Wellness Policy

Posted on 30 November 2011

By Claire Walla School Board Member Mary Anne Miller has made it a mission to restore health and wellness to the Sag Harbor School District. And on Monday, November 28, school board members approved a second draft of the school’s updated Wellness Policy, over which Miller, a member of the school district’s Wellness Committee, had [...]

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BOE Discusses Stadium Lighting

Posted on 30 November 2011

By Claire Walla The ongoing discussion revolving around proposed plans to implement a turf field and overhead lights on the Pierson Middle/High School campus — which now has a field composed of natural grass and no lights — was met with some concern at a regularly scheduled school board meeting last Monday, November 28. But [...]

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First Budget Meeting on the Business Office

Posted on 30 November 2011

By Claire Walla With the state’s two-percent tax levy cap looming over the upcoming budget season, the Sag Harbor School District has decided to get a head start on financial discussions, kicking off its budget discussions nearly eight weeks ahead of last year’s schedule. On Monday, November 28, just before the district’s regularly scheduled business [...]

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Wilkinson Wins Supervisor’s Seat in East Hampton by a Slim 15 Votes

Posted on 29 November 2011

Underscoring the mantra “every vote counts,” last week incumbent East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson narrowly won re-election by just 15 votes, according to official results tallied by the Suffolk County Board of Elections. More than three weeks after 43-percent of registered voters in East Hampton turned out to cast ballots on election day, the [...]

Claire York

Posted on 28 November 2011

Claire York, age 79, died on November 11 at Southampton Hospital after a prolonged illness. Most recently a resident of Ocean Avenue in East Hampton, Mrs. York had also lived in Sag Harbor and New York City. Born in New York City on April 18, 1932 to David and Ella Fisher (deceased), Mrs. York attended [...]

Robert LeRoy Forsyth Sr.

Posted on 28 November 2011

Robert (Bob) LeRoy Forsyth, Sr., a resident of Boynton Beach, Florida, and long time resident of Port Washington, L.I. and Sag Harbor, died peacefully on Sunday, November 20. Born in Jersey City, N.J., on January 1, 1922, he was a veteran of World War II having served in the army infantry and in support for [...]

Local Cops Train for a Crisis

Posted on 25 November 2011

By Claire Walla On Monday, November 21, the East Hampton Emergency Services (ES) team faced a dangerous situation: a man identified as being unemployed, despondent, intoxicated, suicidal and armed with a handgun had barricaded himself inside a waterfront home on Redwood Road, just outside Sag Harbor Village. Nearly 20 ES officers — weighed down by [...]

Let’s Name Those Officials

Posted on 25 November 2011

By Karl Grossman Increasingly, the federal government has been having officials speak anonymously to reporters. And the press has become most accepting of this. Having officials identified only as a “a senior department official” or “high official” and the like is a way for top and lesser officials to say things without having to take [...]