Archive | September, 2012

Letters to the Editor 9/27/12

Posted on 28 September 2012

Useless Sound System   Dear Sag Harbor Express, I could not be the only one who feels that it is impossible to hear what is going on at the Village Board meetings because of the poor quality of microphones in the Municipal Building’s meeting room. If one’s hearing is in the least bit impaired it [...]

“Tonic” Takes Maycroft Cup

Posted on 28 September 2012

by Raun Norquist   On Saturday, September 22, the Sag Harbor Yacht Club held it’s 16th annual Maycroft Cup Regatta. Entry was open to sailboats with a PHRF rating and J 105 One-Design sailboats. The first start was at 12:35 PM with a Southeasterly breeze of less than 6 knots and a flooding tide. During [...]

Bit of Blues

Posted on 28 September 2012

By Emily J. Weitz   The Sag Harbor American Music Festival was conceived as a way to honor the rich musical heritage of this country. Few would be more appropriate to headline this festival than blues/folk heavyweight John Hammond. With a textured voice and soulful guitar, Hammond could have come straight from the fields of [...]

Career(s) Girl

Posted on 28 September 2012

By Emily J Weitz For working mothers, life is one great balancing act. Between two thriving businesses that explode in the summer to raising three kids, Linda Silich is the quintessential working mom of the East End, whose time is in high demand. A typical day in the life usually begins with getting the kids [...]

Pierson Homecoming This Weekend: Rain or Shine

Posted on 28 September 2012

Homecoming is a much loved fall tradition where football rivalries and school spirit are a source of pride. Ok, Sag Harbor has no football team — but this is a village with plenty of spirit, and Pierson’s PTSA and the Sag Harbor Booster Foundation are joining forces to make this weekend’s homecoming one to remember. [...]

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Whooping Cough Reported at Pierson Middle High School

Posted on 28 September 2012

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services reported a case of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has been reported out of Sag Harbor’s Pierson Middle-High School. According to a September 24 letter sent to parents and staff from Dr. Gregson H. Pigott with the county’s Division of Public Health, the county has seen an [...]

JJML & Hampton Library Budgets Pass; No Surprises in Uncontested Trustee Races

Posted on 28 September 2012

The John Jermain Memorial Library (JJML) budget vote and trustee election went off without a hitch last Thursday night with 88 percent of the 187 voters who turned out for the election choosing to support the library’s proposed 2013 spending plan of $2,158,915. According to JJML Director Catherine Creedon, 163 residents of the library district, [...]

L.Cpl. Roger King

Posted on 28 September 2012

By Annette Hinkle The new commander of Sag Harbor’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9082. He is the youngest veteran ever to have held the position and believes he’s the youngest VFW commander in the state. The 27-year-old Pierson grad was in the Marine Corps from 2005 to 2009 and with a Military Occupational Specialty in infantry, [...]

20 Years of Poster Art: Hampton’s International Film Festival

Posted on 27 September 2012

Each year, HIFF produces a poster using an original piece by a well-known artist. This weekend, the Peter Marcelle Gallery in Bridgehampton opens “Celebrating 20 years of the Hamptons International Film Festival: Artist Poster Retrospective” an exhibit featuring each of the posters created for the HIFF over the course of the last two decades.

Jonathan Ames on Life, Writing and Spalding Gray

Posted on 27 September 2012

Often confessional, frequently provocative and largely experiential, Jonathan Ames has built a reputation for putting it all out there in his writing. On Wednesday, October 3 Ames will be the first guest in the fall Writers Speak Wednesdays series at Stony Brook Southampton.