Archive | June, 2012

Anthony Laskowski

Posted on 29 June 2012

Anthony “Tony” Laskowski, 88, of Bristol, Conn., passed away Friday, June 1st with his daughters and son-in-law by his side. He was the husband of the late Irene (Piascik) Laskowski and son of the late John and Sophie (Szymanski) Laskowski. Mr. Laskowski was born on Christmas Eve, 1923 in Sag Harbor. He grew up on [...]

Edward Butler

Posted on 29 June 2012

Edward Butler, a 15 year resident of Bay Point in Sag Harbor, died June 20, 2012 at Southampton Hospital. He was 72 yeas old. Mr. Butler was born in Queens, N.Y. on August 13, 1940 to Edward and Margaret Butler. He served in the Air Force from 1957 to 1959 and worked in appliance repair. [...]

East Hampton Airport Expects to Have Controlled Airspace by Holiday Weekend

Posted on 28 June 2012

On Monday morning, between 6:20 and 7:20 a.m., Kathy Cunningham recorded 13 different planes, jets and helicopters flying over her Northwest Woods home either arriving at or departing from The East Hampton Airport. Then four minutes later, another six flew overhead. For Cunningham and other residents on flight paths in and out of East Hampton [...]

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Smoothie Shop Sparks Debate

Posted on 28 June 2012

Enjoying a mango, banana, spinach, acai berry smoothie infused with pure plant based powder proteins at a local gym after a Pilates workout is not outside the norm for those ingrained in the joys of physical health. But it may not be a right as a business to offer that amenity in Sag Harbor Village, [...]

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Trustees Seek Support to Continue Battle for Access Rights

Posted on 28 June 2012

In the wake of a court decision last month which Southampton Town Trustees believe endangers their ability to regulate beaches, and therefore protect access, on Monday night they sought the support of the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). With members of the East Hampton-based not-for-profit Citizens for Access Rights (CfAR) in attendance, the trustees implored [...]

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Sag Harbor ARB Breaks New Ground with Final Solar Shingle Approval

Posted on 26 June 2012

The Sag Harbor Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board (ARB) broke new ground Monday night by formally approving a new kind of solar technology for a former, historic church. In doing so, the ARB became the first board in the country to approve the “solar shingles” for use in a historic district. The approval has [...]

Court Strikes Casino Ban for Shinnecock Nation

Posted on 26 June 2012

On Monday, a federal appeals court struck down a 2008 federal court decision barring the Shinnecock Indian Nation from building a casino on their tribal lands in Southampton, ruling the issue belongs under the jurisdiction of state courts. In a 2-1 ruling, the 2nd U.S. Court of Appeals in New York ruled the matter between [...]

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Hurricane Preparedness Seminar Announced for July

Posted on 26 June 2012

East Hampton, Shelter Island and Southampton towns have joined New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. and the Long Island Power Authority in hosting an East End Hurricane Preparedness seminar on Thursday, July 26 at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. “Preparation is essential to our ability to manage the impacts of [...]

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Mecox Yacht Club Seeks Public Support

Posted on 26 June 2012

Just a year ago, it appeared likely a sailing club would return to Mecox Bay this summer season, bringing back a historic yacht club to the area that would serve all residents of Southampton, including those without the means to own a sailboat or pay the often lofty price of a traditional yacht club membership. [...]

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State Tax Credits for Historic Preservation to be Expanded

Posted on 26 June 2012

In a move New York State Assemblyman and Sag Harbor resident Fred W. Thiele, Jr. said was aimed at promoting preservation on the East End while also encouraging job growth, last week the Assembly passed legislation that will increase the maximum award available under the historic preservation tax code from $5 million to $12 million. [...]

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