Archive | April, 2012

Shellfishing Closed in Sag Harbor Cove After Toxin is Detected

Posted on 30 April 2012

Photo courtesy of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Sag Harbor and Upper Sag Harbor Coves have been closed for the harvesting of shellfish until further notice. This news came after the state discovered a marine biotoxin in the coves last week. The toxin — saxitoxin — can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning. On [...]

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Celebrating Rites of Spring

Posted on 27 April 2012

by Emily J. Weitz A return to LongHouse after the winter always evokes rejuvenation. With the perfectly placed tulips bursting underneath proud sculptures, with Dale Chihuly’s blue glass spears emerging from a serene pond reflecting green and pink trees, the permanent installations never get old. But each year, LongHouse introduces new art and new developments [...]

Help for Grieving

Posted on 27 April 2012

by Andrew Rudansky After the passing of their daughter Katy in December of 2010, Brigid Collins and Jim Stewart said they were looking for answers. Katy, only 12 at the time, died after battling a rare form of liver cancer, leaving the couple and their six year old son, Robert, devastated. On the suggestion of [...]

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Barley Dunne

Posted on 27 April 2012

How are our local waters? They’re pretty good, scallops are on the rebound. There has been lots of talk about bugs, and we have high hopes for this year. We do a scallop sanctuary project and seed heavily. We broadcast the spawners and keep them pretty dense; the closer together they are the more likely [...]

Journalism’s Cradle

Posted on 27 April 2012

By Jim Marquardt Village’s first newspaper was deep into politics. Sag Harbor should be proud — Frothingham’s Long Island Herald, published in the village from 1791 to 1798, was the first newspaper on Long Island and, during its run, the only newspaper. According to Steven Coleman, writing in the Long Island Historical Journal (LIHJ), the [...]

Pretending it’s Summer

Posted on 27 April 2012

by Lauren Chatman Because it felt like July last week, I almost expected the farm stands to be up and running, stocked with vegetables I’m used to eating when the temperature climbs into the 80s. I searched far and wide for something local to no avail. Okay, I took a drive to Betty and Dale’s [...]

Make a Joyful Business

Posted on 27 April 2012

by Emily J. Weitz As someone who started a small business on Shelter Island a few years back, Marie Eiffel has infused her work environment with an overall joie de vivre. In spite of her lack of focus on the bottom line, or perhaps because of it, she has now grown to open a second [...]

Memorial for Trenny Lynn Lowey

Posted on 27 April 2012

A Memorial will be held for Trenny Lynn Lowey on April 29, 2012. Ms. Lowey passed on November 26, 2011 from a severe asthma attack. There will be a prayer service at Havens Beach located off Bay Street in Sag Harbor at 12:30 Followed by a gathering at Phao located at 29 Main Street, Sag [...]

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Sighs of Relief 4/26/12

Posted on 27 April 2012

Word spread quickly this week that Bay Street Theatre will be able to stay in the village for at last another 10 years. Within hours of the announcement of a deal on Tuesday, the Internet filled with postings from local and national media. It was that important a story. That importance is not lost on [...]

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Ban the Jelly Belly 4/26/12

Posted on 27 April 2012

When the Sag Harbor School District decided a few years ago to make peanut butter and jelly the low-cost food of choice for children who, for whatever reason, arrived at school without a lunch, or money to buy one, it was with the best of intentions. At the time, the school’s cafeteria was facing a [...]

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