Archive | January, 2012

Farmland Under Attack

Posted on 27 January 2012

By Karl Grossman “It’s like back to the past—let the bulldozers roll,” says an outraged legislator Edward Romaine about the negative stance of some members of the Suffolk Legislature towards the county’s farmland, open space and drinking water preservation programs. “We have legislators who would shut down our preservation programs.” The legislators, who include Democrats [...]

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A Festival of Brews

Posted on 27 January 2012

By Andrew Rudansky For the brewers of Southampton Publick House, a beer is not just another beverage, but rather a sudsy art form to be perfected over years of extensive trial and error. At the Publick House they take their beer as seriously as a vintner takes his wine, spending hours at the drawing board [...]

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Letters to the Editor 1/26/12

Posted on 27 January 2012

Next Stop, Baltimore? To the Editor: As a long-time taxpayer in the Sag Harbor School District, I just wanted to express my strong support for Superintendent Gratto’s brilliant notion of subjecting all of our school-age urchins to random sniffs by drug-detecting canines — especially since the dogs in question will apparently be provided “free of [...]

Editorial 1/26/12: Be a Booster

Posted on 27 January 2012

If you’re a Pierson sports fan, Friday night’s boys’ basketball match-up against the Bridgehampton Killer Bees will be the game to see. The Whalers — coming off a recent win against Southold, as well as a 20-point victory over Bridgehampton in their last face-off — are sure to hit the ground running. And you can [...]

Editorial 1/26/11: Protecting Preservation

Posted on 27 January 2012

When financial times are good, elected officials take their jobs seriously. They work hard and utilize public money to improve the lives of their constituency through projects that are not only responsible, but forward thinking. From the building of roads and museums to improved transportation systems or the cleaning of polluted waterways, when there’s enough [...]

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Dorothy “Dot” H. Allen

Posted on 27 January 2012

Dorothy “Dot” H. Allen, 84, of East Islip died after a short battle with cancer on January 21, 2012. Mrs. Allen, formerly of Sag Harbor, passed away at her home with two of her daughters at her side. She was born Dorothy Helene Craddock in Brooklyn, N.Y. on April 21 1927 to Marion and Charles [...]

Frank Everett Bennett

Posted on 27 January 2012

Former Sag Harbor resident Frank Everett Bennett passed away at his retirement community of Crystal Pointe near Dunnellon, Fla. on January 16, 2012. Born in Sag Harbor in June 1935, he was the only son of Louis and Hilda Loper Bennett. He attended local schools, graduating from Pierson High School in 1953. He began working [...]

House Fire Reported in Water Mill

Posted on 26 January 2012

After witnessing a “red glow” to the north of her residence, a Water Mill woman reported a house fire in Water Mill on Thursday night. Police and fire departments from throughout the region responded to the scene, according to a press release issued by the Southampton Town Police. At  approximately 6:47 pm, a resident from Head [...]

“Legs” Headed Back to Zoning Board

Posted on 26 January 2012

Homeowners Janet Lehr and Ruth Vered are expected to come before the Sag Harbor Zoning Board of Appeals this February or March. When they do, whether or not the famed Larry Rivers “Legs” striding across their residence on Madison Street should even be subject to zoning will be a question raised by Lehr and Vered’s [...]

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Bridgehampton CAC Supports Ban on Plastic Bags

Posted on 26 January 2012

Just over a month after the Southampton Town Board tabled a resolution to institute a ban on plastic bags, a majority of members of the Bridgehampton Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) voted this week to send a letter to the board showing their support the legislation and urging lawmakers to revive plans to move forward with [...]

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