Archive | May, 2012

“Wedding” House Prompts Rental Limit Discussion

Posted on 31 May 2012

A number of parties at what is listed as a rental property on Lincoln Street in Sag Harbor has sparked the ire of neighbors. Members of the Ninevah Beach community have reached out to Sag Harbor Village over the course of the last month in an effort to stop what they believe is a commercial [...]

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Demos Bows Out of Congressional Race

Posted on 31 May 2012

It’s official. The race for the 1st Congressional District will be a rematch. On Friday, Ronkonkoma attorney George Demos officially dropped out of the race to be the Republican candidate who will attempt to unseat incumbent Congressman Tim Bishop, a Democrat, this fall. Demos was set to face off against St. James businessman Randy Altschuler [...]

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Sag Harbor Village Board Supports Chicken Application

Posted on 31 May 2012

Mare Dianora’s request to have three chickens on her 13,000-square-foot property on Grand Street in Sag Harbor should be legal, according to members of the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees. However, because Sag Harbor Building Inspector Tim Platt has ruled the law requires a half-acre of property to have chickens legally under the village [...]

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Haerter & Theinert Honored by New York State As Community Prepares for Memorial Day

Posted on 25 May 2012

JoAnn Lyles and Chrystyna Kestler spent Tuesday morning driving together from the East End to Albany where their sons were posthumously honored as veterans. It was a bittersweet reminder that this holiday weekend is about more than the beginning of summer and is, in fact, a time to remember those who have given their lives, [...]

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Man Shot in Springs Thursday Night, Investigation Underway

Posted on 25 May 2012

A man identified as Frederic Stephens Jr., 20, of East Hampton was allegedly shot in the arm last night at a residence in Springs, East Hampton Town Police report.  They say the identity of the shooter is unknown at this time. The incident took place at 154 Springs Fireplace Road around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, [...]

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Parrish Art Museum Set to Open New Doors November 10, 2012

Posted on 25 May 2012

By Annette Hinkle On Tuesday, the Parrish Art Museum officially announced that it will open the doors of its new home to the public on Saturday, November 10, 2012. The project has been years in the making. But in recent months, motorists passing the 14-acre parcel on Route 27 in Water Mill have bore witness [...]

Classroom to Fiji

Posted on 25 May 2012

Bridgehampton School senior Ben McLaughlin watches as the portable classroom he has been building for two years out of a shipping container is lowered onto a truck Wednesday morning in preparation for the classroom’s nautical voyage to the Yasawa Islands of Fiji. McLaughlin and a group of Bridgehampton School students and teachers will travel to [...]

School District Receives Donation

Posted on 25 May 2012

Giving back to the young musicians of tomorrow, the Sag Harbor American Music Festival donated a $500 check to the Sag Harbor School District this week. District Superintendent Dr. John Gratto said the money would go toward the purchase of a new electronic piano. The total cost of the instrument will exceed $1,000, but Dr. [...]

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New Businesses Burst Forth

Posted on 25 May 2012

By Emily J Weitz In a seasonal town where the rent is ever rocketing skyward, the faces of Who’s Who on Main Street are always changing. This year, we’ve lost some old faithfuls, from Java Nation to Marty’s Barber Shop to the Sag Harbor Cleaners and Vincenzo’s Pizza, but new businesses have already set up [...]

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Scent of Sag Harbor

Posted on 25 May 2012

By Emily J Weitz If you could bottle up Sag Harbor and take its essence with you wherever you went, would you? What would it smell like? And when you took it out in the midst of some other life, far from this safe cove, how would it make you feel to breathe it in? [...]