Archive | December, 2011

Person of the Year: Nada Barry

Posted on 30 December 2011

By Kathryn G. Menu Dee Dee O’Connell first met Nada Barry 40 years ago when O’Connell’s mother decided it was time for her daughter to get a summer job. Dragged into Sag Harbor’s The Wharf Shop, O’Connell was hired by Barry, and has spent the better part of her life employed at the iconic toy [...]

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Top Ten 2011: Sag Harbor Celebrates Winter With HarborFrost

Posted on 28 December 2011

An outdoor fest in February? And it was a success? Yup. It even rained. And yet, Sag Harbor’s first annual Harborfrost event garnered a crowd of up to 500 people for a long list of activities, from a belly-warming culinary stroll to a teeth-chattering polar plunge. The February event was organized by the Sag Harbor [...]

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Top Ten 2011: Irene Batters Her Way Up the Coast

Posted on 28 December 2011

Anticipation was mounting. By late August, Hurricane Irene had ravaged the eastern seaboard and, mere days before she would eventually strike, maps created by the National Hurricane Center predicted her path would travel directly over the village of Sag Harbor. The village prepared for the worst: stores sold-out of batteries and hand-held radios, gas stations [...]

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Top Ten 2011: Bay Street Theatre Needs to Find New Home

Posted on 28 December 2011

After 20 years, the Bay Street Theatre has almost become synonymous with Sag Harbor’s iconic Long Wharf; but by its 2013 season, the theater will no longer find its home there. According to Bay Street Theatre executive director Tracy Mitchell, after this summer season the theater will move on from Long Wharf and the space [...]

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Top Ten 2011: Stella Maris Closes After 134 Years

Posted on 28 December 2011

After 134 years, Stella Maris Regional School in Sag Harbor, the oldest Catholic school on Long Island, shut its doors at the end of the 2010-2011 school year, June 22. “We have no choice but to close our school at the end of this academic year,” Fr. Mike Rieder of St. Therese of Lisieux Parish [...]

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Top Ten 2011: MTK, The Music Festival That Wasn’t

Posted on 28 December 2011

Billed as a festival that would marry fashion and local cuisine with some of the biggest talents in the independent music scene, the MTK: Music to Know festival seemed to have it all, except for the crowds. After a year of planning and dodging residents who opposed the festival’s original location in Amagansett, just a [...]

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Top Ten 2011: East Hampton Supervisor Narrowly Returned

Posted on 28 December 2011

After East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson spent his first term in office attempting to restore financial accountability in a town that at the end of the last administration was looking down the barrel of a $27 million deficit, his re-election to a second term almost seemed like a foregone conclusion. However, nothing could have [...]

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Top Ten 2011: Poised to Break Ground at Bulova

Posted on 28 December 2011

The long neglected building and property in the center of Sag Harbor Village known as the Bulova Watchcase Factory is intrinsically linked to Sag Harbor’s industrial heritage. For years now, village residents have been left wondering whether a village-approved luxury condominium project would eventually replace the crumbling factory. This fall, residents finally got their answer. [...]

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Top Ten 2011: Dow Closes on Former Methodist Church

Posted on 28 December 2011

The last year has been somewhat of a whirlwind for artist and businesswoman Elizabeth Dow, who found a dream come true in the building that once housed the Sag Harbor United Methodist Church congregation. After securing a contract on the long-vacant property, Dow almost watched her dream slip through her fingers and into the hands [...]

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Top Ten 2011: IB vs. AP at Pierson

Posted on 28 December 2011

After a relatively tumultuous back-and-forth between parents, administrators and members of the Sag Harbor Board of Education, the board voted on Wednesday, November 2, to approve a resolution that would allow the school district to implement the International Baccalaureate (IB) program for the 2012-2013 school year. (Board member Theresa Samot was absent.) Though Pierson High [...]

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