Archive | November, 2011

Dozens Receive Awards

Posted on 25 November 2011

By Andrew Rudansky Pierson High School’s fall sports season came to a close last week, and in honor of their student-athletes Pierson presented their Fall Sports Awards Night last Thursday, November 17. Each member of the varsity squads received their varsity letters, while JV athletes were awarded certificates of participation. In addition each of the [...]

Lady Whalers Place a Young Team on Court

Posted on 25 November 2011

By Andrew Rudansky Denis Case has been the head coach of the Lady Whalers’ varsity basketball team for the past six seasons, and for all six of those years the Lady Whalers have made the Class C playoffs. That’s quite a record for the combined Pierson/Bridgehampton team, one that Case has no intention of breaking [...]

Lady Cosmos Look to Improve on Last Year: Ross Girls Basketball

Posted on 25 November 2011

By Andrew Rudansky After last year’s disappointing (3-11) season, the new Ross girls varsity head coach Howard Brown is hoping to turn things around and take the Lady Cosmos past their Class D rivals. Brown, formerly a men’s coach at the collegiate level, is confident that the stars have finally aligned for the Cosmos; believing [...]

Tiny Increase in Southampton Budget as a Few Cops Will Take Retirement

Posted on 25 November 2011

By Claire Walla Last week, the Town of Southampton unanimously approved a 2012 Adopted Budget of $80.3 million. This represents a $70,822 or a .1 percent increase over this year’s $80.2 million budget. This budget is slightly higher than Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst’s preliminary $80.2 million spending plan, representing a 1.2 percent tax levy increase over [...]

MTA Aims to Tackle Some SEEDS Ideas

Posted on 25 November 2011

By Claire Wall Do you remember when you could see a flicker of light at the end of the Long Island Rail Road tunnel? Well, according to those integrally linked to the future of transportation here on the East End, it may be faint, but it’s still there. It’s been 10 years since local transportation [...]

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Book is a Celebration of East End Dining

Posted on 25 November 2011

by Joan Baum With apologies to Shakespeare, East End foodies know the answer to the poetic question: “Who is Sylvia? what is she” / That all farmers and fish folk commend her — and vineyard owners, artisans and restaurateurs, too. She’s Silvia Lehrer, of course, Certified Culinary Professional, long-time “Simple Art of Cooking” columnist for [...]

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The Kudzu of the North

Posted on 25 November 2011

by Jim Marquardt It’s insidious, sneaky, fast. You don’t notice it creeping in. Then suddenly it’s there, climbing over your plants, shrubs, trees, bushes. Sag Harbor officials may be worried about the spread of bamboo in the village, even considering local laws to restrict its planting, but bamboo could turn out to be a minor [...]

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Letters to the Editor 11/24/11

Posted on 25 November 2011

Airport Meeting Not to be Missed Dear Editor, I read with interest the article by Kathryn Menu regarding an upcoming meeting at East Hampton Town Hall on December 1st to discuss FAA funding for EH Airport. It is not often one writes East Hampton Airport and good news in the same sentence, but, in this [...]

Leaf Programs are Underway

Posted on 25 November 2011

by Claire Walla It’s fall, and you know what that means: another round of the Town Leaf Pick-up Program. (That is, of course, unless you live in East Hampton Town, in which case this will be the second year without town-sponsored leaf pick-up.) Facing a few changes this year, all aimed at streamlining the town-wide [...]

An Ode to CONPOSH

Posted on 25 November 2011

This week, we officially say goodbye to CONPOSH, a beloved (and sometimes prickly) part of life in Sag Harbor for the past 18 years. For the uninitiated, CONPOSH stands for Coalition of Neighborhoods for the Preservation of Sag Harbor. Yes, it’s a mouthful, but its mission for close to two decades was very true to [...]