Archive | October, 2012

LIPA: Power Outages Could Last Weeks

Posted on 31 October 2012

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) warned East End residents on Wednesday that while it predicted power would be fully restored to nearly a million customers left in the dark after Hurricane Sandy pummeled the New York metropolitan area on Monday, it could, in fact, be weeks before power is fully restored to the island.

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Bob DeLuca

Posted on 31 October 2012

The President of Group for the East End has joined with over 50 members of other environmental and civic organizations to form Preserve Plum Island Coalition, a group advocating for preservation of the 840 acre island off Orient Point, home to a federal Center for Disease Control animal research facility.

Homegrown Hamptons: Where Farmers and Chefs Rule

Posted on 31 October 2012

The last decade or two has breathed new life into old ways of cooking — reviving the European tradition of eating local. The East End is a center of the burgeoning Slow Food movement. Young farmers have reclaimed the fields and chefs have formed a tight alliance with those growers — ensuring menus are fresh, seasonal and above all … local.

The Crucible: A Tale of Blacklists, Black Mail and Black Magic

Posted on 31 October 2012

By Annette Hinkle  In his play “The Crucible” playwright Arthur Miller revisited the Salem Witch Trials of the 1690s. In the real life case, 19 citizens were put to death in the Massachusetts village as a result of the hysteria whipped up by a group of adolescent girls who accused their neighbors of witchcraft. It [...]

State Denies Grant for Local Schools Looking into School District Consolidation

Posted on 31 October 2012

Currently, the Southampton and Tuckahoe school districts have recently begun discussing the possibility of consolidating their school districts.

“It’s a local decision,” the senator said. “I try to take leadership in pushing people to either do consolidation, or at the very minimum, to share services.”

The Sag Harbor Board of Education (BOE) also remains interested in looking into consolidation and reorganization. President Theresa Samot said the BOE would probably discuss the grant at its next meeting, which was scheduled for Monday night, but was canceled in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. That meeting has yet to be rescheduled, said Samot.

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Education Out of the Box and Into the Field

Posted on 31 October 2012

If you could build a high school from the ground up, what would it look like? For Sag Harbor native Jen Lazar, the ideal school is one defined not by what lies within its four walls, but rather what can be found in the world beyond the bricks and mortar.

A Little Kitchen, A Lot of Friends

Posted on 30 October 2012

Trying to get a table at Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor on most mornings often comes with a wait. Waiting at this little kitchen, however, entails sitting in a garden of local fruits and vegetables, while children explore blueberry bushes or learn to identify basil and green beans while parents sip hot coffee or tea.

Once inside, diners feast on what chef and owner Colin Ambrose describes as classic American fare, from Estia’s blueberry pancakes to dishes like Robbie’s Gringo Hash and Isabel’s Request – wholly unique creations named for local residents who love them and who helped define Estia’s Little Kitchen since it was founded in 1998.

Bridgehampton Reports on Test Scores

Posted on 30 October 2012

While the results of Bridgehampton School’s most recent state tests are somewhat varied, the scores still “look good,” according to Bridgehampton School Superintendent Dr. Lois Favre. Dr. Favre made the announcement at the board of education’s October 24 meeting, during which she and Bridgehampton Principal Jack Pryor presented the results of the 2011-2012 scores for [...]

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Bay Street Under Water as Hurricane Sandy Approaches; Residents in Low-Lying Areas Encouraged to Evacuate

Posted on 29 October 2012

Monday, 11 a.m. Bay Street near the Sag Harbor Yacht Club is officially underwater, with water completely blocking the street and lapping on the steps of the Sag Harbor VFW Chelberg & Battle Post 388, also home to the Dock Side restaurant. Glover Street has also been closed to through traffic due to flooding, according [...]

Breaking News: Sag Harbor Opens Emergency Shelter; Southampton Town Issues Mandatory Evacuation of All Low-Lying Areas

Posted on 29 October 2012

Monday Morning Update:
According to Sag Harbor Village Police Chief Tom Fabiano, the Village of Sag Harbor will open an emergency shelter at the Pierson Middle/High School at 8 a.m. Monday morning. The shelter is located in the gymnasium and residents are encouraged to bring bedding, toiletries, medicines, flashlights and batteries.
In other news, as Hurricane Sandy continues to push towards the northeast, Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst has issued a mandatory evacuation for anyone in low-lying areas of Southampton Town. In addition to high winds, Hurricane Sandy is expected to bring a strong storm surge, raising water levels six to 11 feet over normal tidal conditions.