Archive | February, 2012

Thiele Calls for Revisions to Redistricting Plan

Posted on 22 February 2012

A New York State Legislature task force recently released redistricting recommendations that would join the East End under one legislative district – much to the ire of many North Fork politicians. Last week, New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. said he believes the North Fork and the South Fork should have separate representation [...]

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Pierson Boys: Class C County Champs

Posted on 21 February 2012

by Andrew Rudansky You have to look back 18 years to find a Pierson boys’ basketball team that captured a Suffolk County title in any class; 33 years to find a Suffolk County Class C title, and even longer to find a playoff run more exciting that the one the Pierson Whalers just capped off [...]

Bridgehampton Bees Take Class D County Title

Posted on 21 February 2012

by Andrew Rudansky It is been all smiles this week for the Bridgehampton Killer Bees, who have taken their first Suffolk County Class D title in 12 years. After a shaky regular 7-7 season, the Bees came through when it counted and now have the honor of hanging a new championship banner in The Hive. [...]

OT Win Puts Whalers Over Royals; Will Face Stony Brook Bears for Championship

Posted on 17 February 2012

By Andrew Rudansky If one thing was proven this basketball season, it was that the Pierson Whalers know how to play defense. The Port Jefferson Royals (5-9) now know this first hand, after they lost to the Whalers in a, 36-35, grueling overtime Class C playoff game on Friday, January 17 at 7 p.m. Pierson [...]

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Lady Whalers Top Lady Royals on Way to Finals

Posted on 17 February 2012

By Andrew Rudansky With a trip to the Suffolk County Class C championship game on the line, the Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers shined, beating the visiting Port Jefferson Lady Royals (6-6), 37-30, in the first round of the girls’ varsity basketball playoffs. The game took place on Friday, February 17 at 5 p.m., part of a [...]

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Killer Bees Stop Cosmos and Move on To Finals

Posted on 17 February 2012

By Andrew Rudansky A new rivalry in League VIII fermented on Friday, January 17 at 4 p.m. in the Pierson High School gym when the Cosmos of Ross faced the Killer Bees of Bridgehampton in the first ever post season matchup between these two class D teams. Bridgehampton’s traditional rivals in years past have always [...]

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Sustaining Variety in a Perfect World

Posted on 16 February 2012

By Claire Walla Lisa Field was manning the register at the back of the Sag Harbor Variety Store one recent Thursday afternoon when an old man, awkwardly holding a small piece of insulated fabric, approached the counter. “Do you have any Velcro?” the man asked skeptically. Without missing a beat, Field reached over to a [...]

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A Village Works to Maintain Its Balance in Changing Times

Posted on 16 February 2012

By Kathryn G. Menu When Greg Ferraris was a child, many storefronts in Sag Harbor were boarded shut. Economic activity was scarce beyond the day-to-day needs of the local community, and residents were less worried about what businesses would come to Sag Harbor than those that would not. Throughout his life Ferraris watched as the [...]

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The Changing Demographic

Posted on 16 February 2012

By Bryan Boyhan When the noon whistle blows in Sag Harbor today, it still signals the time of day. But hundreds of workers no longer spill out of the factories that once employed most of the able-bodied of Sag Harbor and hundreds more from neighboring villages. There was Agawam Aircraft and Grumman Industries. The Bulova [...]

Letters to the Editor 2/16/12

Posted on 16 February 2012

Dear Bryan, I have been living on the East End for 25 years (I definitely do not qualify as a local, per se, but a transplant). I have an interesting perspective because I live in Hamptons Bays and operate cafes in the beautiful villages of Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton and Sag Harbor. I have, like [...]