Archive | November, 2011

Zen and the Art of Turning the Page

Posted on 25 November 2011

It’s been a strange fall and I’m slightly stressed about the buds on my hydrangea pushing open in all this unseasonal heat; but since there’s nothing I can do about it, I’m trying to be more Zen. Now most people won’t use Zen as an adjective to describe me, but I’m attempting to reach a [...]

Painters Strike Balance in Collaborations

Posted on 25 November 2011

By Emily J. Weitz In some creative endeavors, collaboration is paramount. In the music world, a saxophone climbs higher over the sturdy rhythm of a stand-up bass, and voices melding harmoniously make a song, well, sing. But visual artists rarely have the opportunity to grow a piece together. Carolyn Beegan and Andrew Adler decided it [...]

Mezcal: Organic Cocktails

Posted on 25 November 2011

By Emily J. Weitz Tequila gets a bad rap. This drink has a reputation of tasting like diesel fuel, best thrown directly to the back of the throat so the gag reflex is bypassed. Among college students, shots of tequila pepper many a wild night. But what about carefully grown, mindfully distributed Mezcal? This liquor [...]

Question Cut in Art Program

Posted on 25 November 2011

By Claire Walla For parent Roberta Riela, Pierson High School’s open art studio is a key factor in some students’ educations. In fact, she said the art program is in part why she moved her family to the Sag Harbor community nearly 25 years ago. And now that the open art studio program has been [...]

For Teens Troubled by Alcohol

Posted on 25 November 2011

By Claire Walla For those who struggle with issues related to alcohol addiction, there’s Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and for those affected by people who struggle with alcohol addiction, there’s Al-anon. But what about those for whom others’ excessive drinking is also linked to peer pressure and the struggle to fit in? Those for whom a sense of [...]

Say Goodbye to CONPOSH

Posted on 24 November 2011

By Bryan Boyhan At its height, CONPOSH — the Coalition of Neighborhoods for the Preservation of Sag Harbor — was such an influential organization that prospective developers would come before them to see if the group — with representatives from nearly two dozen neighborhoods — planned to fight their application. In the end, there was not even a handful [...]

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Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman

Posted on 23 November 2011

The Suffolk County Legislator talks about how Suffolk County wound up with an estimated $200 million hole in its 2012 budget and some of the tough choices – including possibly raising sales tax revenues on some goods – government leaders are going to have to make to ensure Suffolk County can continue to operate. Suffolk [...]

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Some Businesses Taking a Big Hit with Bay Street Road Closure

Posted on 23 November 2011

For over 11 years, Ken Morse has served everyone from veteran fishermen on the East End to the green tourist looking to hook his first catch. For years, Morse, who has a degree in ecology with a focus on marine science, has run a successful business out of Tight Lines Tackle inside the Sag Harbor [...]

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Developer Says West Water Street Condos Back on Track

Posted on 23 November 2011

East End Ventures has renewed its building permit for a long dormant condominium project on West Water Street through the Village of Sag Harbor, and according to one of the principals is getting ready to pay off millions of dollars in liens on the property filed by subcontractors over a year ago. For Sag Harbor [...]

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East Hampton Budget Adds More Funding for Project MOST

Posted on 23 November 2011

On Thursday night, the East Hampton Town Board swiftly adopted its 2012 budget after increasing its contingency account by $20,000. According to town budget officer Len Bernard, that change in the spending plan was meant to increase funding to the after-school program Project MOST, although the current town board did not earmark the money specifically [...]

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