Archive | March, 2012

Season Warm Up

Posted on 23 March 2012

Boys gearing up in series of scrimmages by Andrew Rudansky With most of the team’s pre-season baseball scrimmages out of the way, the Pierson/Bridgehampton Whalers are just a few short days away from the home opener. With a completed roster, Whalers Head Coach Jonathan Tortorella’s team, especially its defensive performance, has looked sharp in these [...]

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He Served

Posted on 23 March 2012

We at The Express have the luxury of time and distance to observe how history has recorded the changes to this village, and the men and women who were responsible for those changes. In the 150-plus years this paper has been writing this remarkable story, we have found no one who has shown a greater [...]

Save the Launch

Posted on 23 March 2012

As a community, we have engaged in many discussions in recent years about what makes Sag Harbor unique on the East End, what allows the village to stand out with a true sense of identity. Much of that identity is the waterfront. It’s what sustains us. In fact, it can be said Sag Harbor’s waterfront [...]

Letters to the Editor 3/22/12

Posted on 23 March 2012

Golden Opportunity Dear Editor, This is a golden opportunity to determine the best approach to ameliorate the airport noise issue. Let the FAA obligation expire on December 31, 2014. Take control of the airport as the FAA says you can. Implement curfews, hours of operations, numbers of flights. And other non discriminatory protocols. See how [...]

Thomas Edward Damiecki

Posted on 23 March 2012

Thomas Edward Damiecki, formerly of Bay Point, Sag Harbor, died at Southampton Hospital on March 10 after a long illness. He was 59. Mr. Damiecki, born in Southampton on July 9, 1952, was a son of Edward and Stella Damiecki of Bridgehampton where he grew up on the family farm and attended grade and high [...]

The Case of the Missing Bikes

Posted on 21 March 2012

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story misidentified Mark Schmidt as the former co-owner of Bike Hampton. He was never involved in the running of the store, though he invested in the business about 10 years ago. When Bob Michaelson and his wife took their bicycles to BikeHampton for repairs last fall, they thought [...]

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Meeting to Discuss Traffic Calming By Cromer’s

Posted on 21 March 2012

By Claire Walla Business owners have protested, residents have called for action and grass-roots organizations have entered the fray. The small curve of Noyac Road that runs by Cromer’s Market has divided both the community and the Southampton Town board for more than six years, as plans to implement traffic-calming measures have continually been re-shaped [...]

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No Tax Increase for North Haven

Posted on 21 March 2012

By Claire Walla Despite a strong push by the village clerk to increase the tax rate for the coming year, North Haven Village Trustees have ultimately settled on a budget that keeps the tax rate right where it is. For the Tentative 2012-2013 Budget, which is currently estimated to be $1,327,800, the tax rate will [...]

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Organist Dominick Abbate

Posted on 21 March 2012

By Claire Walla At the tender age of 24, the Southampton native is the new organist for the Old Whalers’ Church in Sag Harbor. He discusses his 10-year career and what it’s like to play the oldest organ on Long Island. Q: Usually, it seems to be little old ladies who play church organs. It’s quite a [...]

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Soap Hampton: “Empire” Shoots Season 4

Posted on 21 March 2012

By Annette Hinkle A generation ago, many a housewife wiled away her weekday afternoons in front of a television screen watching her favorite soaps. Soap operas, so named for the commercials that peppered the breaks between the endless dramatic moments, were a way of life in those long gone days of one-income households. Tales of [...]