Archive | September, 2012

Sag Harbor Trustees Push Forward Plans for Outside Police Services

Posted on 27 September 2012

Any question about whether or not the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees was bluffing as a means of strong-arming the Sag Harbor Police Benevolent Association (PBA) into a contract agreement when it talked about looking elsewhere for police services was answered on Friday morning. After a two-hour executive session on Friday, the trustees voted [...]

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Sag Harbor Welcomes a Combat Medic Home from Afghanistan

Posted on 26 September 2012

After his first tour of duty, Sag Harbor resident Charles Glass was excited to come home, but in no way was he prepared for the homecoming he received. A group of friends, family and volunteers gathered at the Chelberg and Battle Post of the American Legion after 1 a.m. on Saturday morning to welcome the Army National Guard Sergeant safely home from Afghanistan.

“We had members of the public out past 1:30 a.m. in the morning,” said Sag Harbor Fire Department Chief Pete Garypie. “It was nice to see the people of Sag Harbor come out to support one of our own, even though it was so late.”

Sgt. Glass, a 30-year-old Bay Point resident, returned to Sag Harbor this weekend after a nine-month tour of duty as a member of the Army National Guard. Six of those months, Sgt. Glass was stationed in Afghanistan.

Sag Harbor Planning Board Moves Baron’s Cove Inn Restaurant Forward Despite Neighbor Protest

Posted on 26 September 2012

Despite protests by neighbors, some of whom had to battle for the right to speak, on Tuesday night the Sag Harbor Village Planning Board issued a negative declaration under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) for a proposal to create a restaurant space at Baron’s Cove Inn on West Water Street That means the [...]

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Economy, Immigration & Ads Top Talk in Congressional Debate

Posted on 26 September 2012

The economy, immigration and the fate of Medicare were all topics tackled in Hampton Bays Monday during a debate between New York’s first Congressional District incumbent congressman, Democrat Tim Bishop, and his conservative second-time Republican challenger Randy Altschuler.

The event was sponsored by the Hampton Bays Civic Association and was held at Hampton Bays High School with an audience of about 200 in attendance.

In 2010, Altschuler and Bishop faced each off in one of the closest Congressional races in the country. Bishop ultimately retained his seat after absentee ballots put him up by just close to 600 votes.

It is expected the 2012 race for the First Congressional District will be as close, if not closer.

Sag School Board Dusts Off Capital Project Plans

Posted on 26 September 2012

Plans for Sag Harbor School District’s capital project proposal — an initiative to tackle maintenance and building projects within the school district, that some say have been pushed to the backburner for too long — were resurrected at Monday night’s board of education (BOE) meeting.

Larry Salvesen of the architectural firm Burton, Behrendt & Smith addressed the board and members of the community on revised plans for improving the district’s buildings and grounds. Salvesen’s presentation took place on September 24, a year since he last addressed the BOE on the project.

This year, there are approximately 121 items included in the capital project list, which seeks to make improvements in building integrity, code compliance, health and safety, and energy conservation.

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Harbor Heights Proposal Moves to the Sag Harbor Zoning Board of Appeals

Posted on 26 September 2012

After more than a year in front of the Sag Harbor Planning Board, John Leonard’s proposal to build a convenience store and reconfigure the Harbor Heights Service Station will finally move into the jurisdiction of the Sag Harbor Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). That board that will ultimately decide the project’s fate.

On Tuesday night, the Sag Harbor Village Planning Board voted in a straw poll to empower Sag Harbor Village Attorney Denise Schoen to draft a negative declaration on the proposed project. This means the planning board does not believe from an environmental perspective that the project has the potential to pose a significant adverse impact on the community.

A Sukka, Sag Style

Posted on 26 September 2012

Sukkot, which runs September 30 to October 7, is considered the happiest holiday on the Jewish calendar, and for this year’s festivities, Temple Adas Israel has decided to throw its doors open to the whole community. The Sukka, an outdoor structure where all meals are meant to take place during the festivities, is the most distinctive part of the holiday, says Rabbi Leon Morris. And this year, Temple Adas Israel will unveil its beautiful new Sukka, designed by local architect Nilay Oza and local designer Erling Hope.

“Sukkot is the holiday of hospitality,” says Morris. “It’s part of the ‘It takes a village’ approach. We are sharing our tradition with the larger community, inviting people to participate on their own, and to share our joy.”

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CfAR Presents $5,000 to East Hampton Town Trustees

Posted on 26 September 2012

East Hampton Town Trustee Stephanie Forsberg, CfAR board members David Lys, Todd Brun, East Hampton Town Trustee Diane McNally, CfAR board member Nicole Starr Castillo, East Hampton Town Trustee Lynn Mendelman and CfAR board member Timothy Taylor on Sunday when the not-for-profit Citizens for Access Rights made its second annual contribution to the East Hampton Town Trustees.

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Red and Blue Unite: Presidential Debate Screening at Bay Street in Sag Harbor

Posted on 26 September 2012

Sag Harbor’s own Bay Street Theatre will broadcast all three presidential debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney — October 3, 16 and 22 — as well as the vice-presidential face-off between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan — October 11. All four debates begin at 9 p.m.

Bay Street will also offer live election night coverage on November 6 (when doors open at 8 p.m.) Because “all politics is local,” the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will join the October 16 debate with information available in the Bay Street lobby … and because politics can also be highly theatrical, refreshments will be available at the lobby bar.

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More Seaplanes in Sag Harbor

Posted on 21 September 2012

By Kathryn G. Menu   For the first time in three years, the Village of Sag Harbor received a handful of complaints and issued one citation about seaplanes landing, taking off or taxiing near village beaches. At the same time, according to one seaplane charter service, Sag Harbor has never been a more popular destination [...]