Archive | December, 2011

Top Ten 2011: An Earful Over 2 Percent Tax Cap

Posted on 28 December 2011

Despite backlash from the education sector, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed two-percent tax cap became a reality last spring when the governor announced a 2-percent tax-levy cap would be imposed on the 2012-2013 fiscal year. At a town-hall style meeting convened by New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. at Rogers Memorial [...]

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Sports Wrap Up 12/22/11

Posted on 23 December 2011

Hamptons Collegiate Baseball On Tuesday, December 20 the HCBL announced they would be adding a seventh team, located on Shelter Island, to the league. Yet to be officially named, the Shelter Island team is the second new team to be added to the HCB this off-season, joining the Center Moriches Battlecats as newcomers in the [...]

Whalers Stop Bees

Posted on 23 December 2011

By Andrew Rudansky The Pierson Whalers entered the Bee Hive last Friday, December 16 and defeated the Bridgehampton Killer Bees, 64-44 in the first of their two matches this season. The win, Pierson’s first of the 2011-2012 season, was a major break for the squad. In front of a standing room only crowd, the Whalers [...]

‘Canes Blow Through

Posted on 23 December 2011

By Andrew Rudansky Still riding high from their 51-24 victory over the visiting Port Jefferson Royals on December 10, the Pierson Lady Whalers varsity basketball team was brought back down to earth after finding themselves on the business end of a 54-18 beating at home by the Westhampton Lady Hurricanes on Saturday, December 17. The [...]

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Hope to “Save the Windmill”

Posted on 23 December 2011

By Emily J. Weitz The magic of Sag Harbor’s Main Street is almost impossible to taint, when the Christmas lights twinkle and the garlands are wrapped royally around white columns. Almost, but not quite. When storefronts stand vacant and the village’s landmark windmill looks crippled with its broken blade, it seems the recession has finally [...]

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Club Hopes to Boost Pierson’s Programs

Posted on 23 December 2011

By Andrew Rudansky With eyes towards HarborFrost 2012 and their first annual “Fun’raiser” event, the Sag Harbor Booster Foundation plans to kick off their first fundraising and membership drive at the beginning of the new year. “The big thing with these fundraisers is to become solvent as an organization,” said the foundation’s president, Robert Evjen. [...]

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Resolve to Get Involved

Posted on 23 December 2011

Pay Attention Another year is quickly coming to a close, and it’s that time of year when things inevitably feel like they are starting to shift. Here in Sag Harbor, we’ve been able to see that shift every time we walk through the village. The scope of these changes in the village runs the gamut [...]

And a Chicken in the Pear Tree

Posted on 23 December 2011

This Christmas, I asked my husband for chickens. I love chickens, have since I was a child and so, when I first moved out here, I got six black and white Barred Wyandottes that looked like they were designed by Coco Channel to be tucked under your arm and shown off at fashionable social events. [...]

Teaching a Passion for Helping

Posted on 23 December 2011

By Emily J. Weitz As kids make out their lists for Santa Claus and tick through the many things they want to receive, it’s an opportunity to also teach them the value of giving. And not just in a material way – the value of giving of your efforts and your heart. This is the [...]

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Bellone Faces Big Challenges

Posted on 23 December 2011

By Karl Grossman Now comes the hard part for Steve Bellone: leading a Suffolk County government which has been battered — like governments and families across the nation — by the recession. He’s to be sworn in as county executive next Friday — on December 30, two days short of the first of the year [...]

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