Archive | June, 2012

Pierson Commencement 2012: The Result of Paths Taken

Posted on 29 June 2012

by Brendan Clavin It was an afternoon filled with an array of emotions for the 71 seniors of Pierson High School’s 2012 graduating class. The annual commencement unfolded Saturday on the school’s front lawn, as is tradition, and this year was punctuated with stories of how decisions and choices made now will affect the graduates’ [...]

Ferry Set to Begin Service

Posted on 29 June 2012

Yesterday morning, Peconic Jitney ferry captain Jim Ryan, along with Suffolk County Legislator Ed Romaine, Greenport Mayor David Nyce, Greenport Village Trustee Chris Kempner, members of the media and family and friends were joined by the Reverend John Ryan of the Saint James Roman Catholic Church in Selden as he performed a ceremony blessing the [...]

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Bring Kids Basic Soccer Skills

Posted on 29 June 2012

By Emily J. Weitz Growing up in Sag Harbor, soccer was a key aspect of the Hartnett brothers’ lives. Just a year apart, they played in the youth soccer programs and then as members of the Pierson High School Varsity team, and each took his turn as captain in his senior year. Now they are [...]

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Two Trustee Seats Available

Posted on 29 June 2012

In addition to the John Jermain Memorial Library 2012-2013 budget vote on September 27, residents of the Sag Harbor School District will also turn out for the annual library trustee election. Trustee Michael Garabedian is up for re-election. Board president Chris Leonard has served two consecutive three-year terms on the library board and is not [...]

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Serene Retreats-John Jermain House Tour

Posted on 29 June 2012

By Candace Sindelman There are rare instances where sneaking a peak at a neighbor’s property can actually be considered a charitable act, but there are exceptions. On Friday, July 6, the public will have an opportunity to take part in a mostly self-guided tour of five homes in and around Sag Harbor with the proceeds [...]

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Ferry Rates Bumped

Posted on 29 June 2012

Those taking the ferry from North Haven to Shelter Island will have to dig a little deeper into their pockets this summer, as the Suffolk County Legislature approved an increase in rates on June 19, with most fares going up by between 13 and 16 percent. The roundtrip fare for a car and driver, for [...]

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Escaping to Video

Posted on 29 June 2012

By Emily J Weitz Long Island, and in particular the East End, has a history as a place of escape. Whether it was the Fitzgeralds summering on the North Shore or Jackson Pollock seeking solitude in the Springs in East Hampton, this spit of land has long carried people from the bustling city to the [...]

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Call to Nix the Dogs

Posted on 29 June 2012

By David McCabe If the crowd that showed up at the Sag Harbor School Board’s special session on Monday is to be believed, the board has thrown the students of Pierson High school to the dogs. At a meeting otherwise expected to be short and devoted mostly to personnel matters, the public input portion of [...]

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Un-Hooked

Posted on 29 June 2012

By Hope Harris Uh-Oh…or not? After 25 years in real estate, I decided to take a break. Maybe not forever, but for a while. A sort of sabbatical. Surely, I thought, there are other things to do with one’s life. Like sit on my deck. But  maybe not. After only two weeks of this “sabbatical,” [...]

Plum Island: Sitting Duck

Posted on 29 June 2012

By Karl Grossman The National Research Council issued a report this month identifying “a number of deficiencies” in an “updated risk assessment” done by the federal government for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) it wants to build in Kansas to replace the Plum Island Animal Disease Center just off Long Island. Congressman [...]

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