Archive | March, 2012

Altschuler Nabs Independence Party Endorsement

Posted on 28 March 2012

Last week, the New York State Independence Party announced it would endorse St. James businessman Randy Altschuler as its candidate for the 2012 Congressional First District in New York. The party backed incumbent Congressman Tim Bishop in 2010. Altschuler, a Republican, will have to face off against Ronkonkoma attorney George Demos for the Republican nomination, [...]

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Public Hearing on Sag Harbor Budget Slated for Friday

Posted on 28 March 2012

The Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees holds a public hearing on its proposed 2012-2013 budget on Friday at 4 p.m. The budget is for $8,056,311 in the general fund, which is a 2.78 percent increase in cost over the 2011-2012 budget. In addition to paring down the budget over the last two months, the [...]

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Southampton Town Launches Plastic Bag Awareness Campaign

Posted on 28 March 2012

Months after the Southampton Town Board tabled a resolution to ban plastic bags in the town, this week Councilwoman Christine Preston Scalera announced a new town campaign aimed at curbing plastic bag use without an outright ban. “Priority number one is reducing plastic bag use and increasing their recycling rate, said Scalera in a press [...]

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Hop Aboard With Cole Porter: “Anything Goes”

Posted on 27 March 2012

By Annette Hinkle This is high season for the high school musical. While other kids on the East End may be out on ball fields or putting off homework as they battle spring fever, it’s not uncommon to find groups of dedicated theater students in darkened auditoriums perfecting song and tap numbers. And that’s certainly [...]

The Short Short Story 3/22/12

Posted on 23 March 2012

Buddy, a caramel colored, loving, silly dachshund in backyard Tuesday. Enters large Red fox. I chase. Buddy’s face reflects…”Whoa… What just happened“ – Audrey Gaul

Soul men Just Keepin’ the Music Alive

Posted on 23 March 2012

By Emily J. Weitz For a group that’s been playing together since 1982, the Hackensack Men and the Trenton Horns has had many incarnations. Over 40 members have been a part of the band, and all of them have brought their own style to the music. A fusion of funk, soul, R&B, swing, and retro [...]

It’s Been Spring for Ages and I’m Jonesing for New Plants

Posted on 23 March 2012

by Paige Patterson It’s been spring for ages, and I’m jonesing for new plants! Well the snowdrops are up, the hellebores are in full bloom, my witch hazel has been going for a couple of months now, I have two prunus mume, Japanese flowering apricots, in full on pink riots of open flowers and there’s [...]

A Designer Strikes Out On Her Own

Posted on 23 March 2012

By Emily J. Weitz For Casey Dalene, a piece of fabric is more than just a commodity. As a textile designer, she employs her love of painting, her connections in the printmaking world, and her understanding of fabric mills to deliver unique pieces of material to her clientele. After five years working with renowned designer [...]

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Stellar Home Opener

Posted on 23 March 2012

By Andrew Rudansky In just six short innings the Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers varsity softball team overwhelmed the visiting Southold/Greenport Lady Clippers, 12-0, in the team’s season opener. The game, played on Tuesday, March 20, marks what Head Coach Melissa Edwards hopes is the beginning to a championship season. “It is a nice opening day, it’s [...]

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Sports Wrap 3/22/12

Posted on 23 March 2012

Youth Basketball The SYS Youth Hoops Basketball League season is coming to a close, and Southampton Youth Services (SYS) will be hosting a “March Madness” to cap the season. The first games begin this week, with scheduling for further rounds to be determined. The league is comprised of young athletes, grades 3 through 8, all [...]