Archive | August, 2012

Sag Harbor’s First “Legal” Chicks Roost

Posted on 30 August 2012

In a white house on Grand Street in Sag Harbor live four little chicks — Chicken Tikka, Papadum, Tita Puente and Louisa. They have started their young lives in the bathtub of the Brondal-Dianora home, but soon will call a dark brown, wooden coop, which will be nestled in the woods between the family’s two [...]

Village Engineer Deems Traffic Analysis & Lighting in Harbor Heights Development Reasonable

Posted on 29 August 2012

By the time the  Sag Harbor Village Planning Board finishes its September 25 meeting, John Leonard will likely know if his proposed expansion of the Harbor Heights Service Station has the potential to cause a significant environmental impact on the surrounding neighborhood. If Tuesday night’s planning board meeting was any indication, it appears the board [...]

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Hamptons Gym Corp Gets Juiced

Posted on 29 August 2012

Members of the Hamptons Gym Corp’s Sag Harbor Gym will soon be able to enjoy freshly squeezed juices and smoothies after their workout. On Tuesday night, the Sag Harbor Planning Board gave Moose Smoothies owner Carlos Ramirez tentative approval to set up shop in what is now a 180-square-foot closet at the gym’s Bay Street [...]

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Bishop Joins Suffolk Community College in Opposition to Pell Grant Cuts

Posted on 29 August 2012

Early last week, Suffolk County Community College’s (SCCC) Board of Trustees adopted a resolution urging Congress to reject funding cuts and eligibility reductions under the federal Pell Grants proposed in Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s budget, which was passed by the House of Representatives without Bishop’s support in April. “Higher education is a gateway [...]

Sag Harbor Village Harbor Committee Turns Focus to Long Wharf

Posted on 29 August 2012

In a discussion that began with Sag Harbor Village Harbor Committee member Dr. Tom Halton calling for better lighting on Long Wharf, the committee vowed to make the development of Long Wharf a priority in the next year. The village is waiting for a decision by Suffolk County to turn over the wharf to the [...]

Government Leaders Applaud Court Ruling Finding MTA Tax Unconstitutional

Posted on 29 August 2012

East End politicians praised a ruling last week by the New York State Supreme Court calling the Metropolitan Transportation Authority tax on employers unconstitutional. The decision was made last week by State Supreme Court Justice R. Bruce Cozzens and was the result of a suit brought by Suffolk, Putnam and Nassau counties, as well as [...]

Shierant Hired as Interim Athletic Director for Sag Harbor Schools

Posted on 29 August 2012

By Amanda Wyatt Film star John Wayne might have played a sheriff in Hollywood westerns, but John Wayne Shierant — Sag Harbor’s brand new interim athletic director and a self-professed fan of his namesake — has his own tough job to do.   With the fall sports season already underway, the Sag Harbor Board of [...]

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Southampton Town Moving Towards Traffic Calming Measures on Noyac Road

Posted on 28 August 2012

By Amanda Wyatt After nearly a decade of heated discussion about the congested section of Noyac Road in front of the complex that hosts Cromer’s Country Market, the Southampton Town Highway Department plans to move forward with traffic calming measures. According to town highway department superintendent Alex Gregor, the department plans to finalize one of [...]

Update: Three Charged in Water Rescue Involving 40

Posted on 28 August 2012

Three people were charged after an incident on Saturday night that led to Southampton Town Police, the United States Coast Guard and other agencies aiding in a water rescue of 40 people stranded or swimming in Shinnecock Bay and Inlet after a sandbar barbeque gone wrong led to dozens being stranded. Southampton Town Police received [...]

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Former Police Commissioner Calls on Ethics Investigation on Bishop

Posted on 28 August 2012

According to a press release issued by the campaign of Congressional hopeful, Republican Randy Altschuler, former Suffolk County Police Commissioner and Chief Investigator of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Bob Creighton, has sent a certified letter to the non-partisan Office of Congressional Ethics formally requesting an investigation into Congressman Tim Bishop fundraising practices. The [...]

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