Archive | October, 2012

East End Gay & Lesbian Youth Center Pitched in the Wake of Tragedy

Posted on 24 October 2012

In the wake of the tragic death of 16-year-old David Hernandez Barros two weeks ago, on Monday night 134 teachers, parents, students, administrators and community members joined the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) organization at East Hampton High School to talk about bullying. Also discussed was the possibility of opening an East End gay, lesbian and transgender community center as a resource for students.

Pierson Field Hockey Will Wait on Post Season Call

Posted on 24 October 2012

The postseason fate of the Pierson-Bridgehampton field hockey team this week was in the hands of Section XI, Suffolk County’s governing body of athletics, after the Whalers failed to finish in the top six of the Division III standings following two losses to top-ranked teams to end the regular season.

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County Sidewalk Project on Turnpike Irks Environmentalists

Posted on 24 October 2012

A Suffolk County sidewalk construction project already partially completed on the Sag Harbor/Bridgehampton Turnpike has drawn the criticism of both the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) this week. Both groups — who have fired off letters to Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman — are worried [...]

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Sag Harbor Planning Board Looks at 125 Main Street, Provisions & Harbor Heights

Posted on 24 October 2012

It has been almost three years since local real estate developer James Giorgio proposed to raise and rebuild the historic commercial property at 125 Main Street in Sag Harbor. Now, with a public hearing on the project scheduled for next month, it appears an end and an approval are finally within site.

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Nature Conservancy & Suffolk County Officially Preserve 29 Acres in North Haven

Posted on 24 October 2012

Two weeks ago, The Nature Conservancy took title to a 29 acre property in North Haven Village that will be transferred to Suffolk County sometime next month and will be preserved as parkland.

North Haven Village will manage the parkland on behalf of Suffolk County.

According to The Nature Conservancy’s conservation advisor Randy Parsons, property owner Andrew Lack agreed to sell the parcel to the Conservancy for $3.7 million. In 2010, the Conservancy and Suffolk County struck a deal where the county agreed it would re-purchase the property for the same price with monies from the county’s water protection fund.

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IB Debuts at Pierson High

Posted on 24 October 2012

Students from Pierson High School enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program at the 2012 C3 Summit on Arab-U.S. relations and commerce in Manhattan. As Pierson High School embarks on its first year of IB courses, students are being encouraged in the program to become “global thinkers,” according to 11th grade teacher Ruth White Dunn.

Cyberbullying: Bullies without Boundaries

Posted on 21 October 2012

The word “bully” conjures up distinct images and memories in everyone, usually tied to a personal experience. And there’s an assumption that a bully is a bully and a victim is a victim, and we basically understand the dynamic.
But for kids currently in middle and high school – a breeding ground for this kind of activity — the landscape looks very different than it did a half-generation ago. The advent of the Internet has changed things. The barriers and safe havens are gone.
“You don’t know the chaos going on in your kids’ electronic worlds,” said Detective Rory Forrestal from the Suffolk Computer Crimes unit, a division formed in 1998.

The Short Short Story 10/18/12

Posted on 19 October 2012

A Quiet August But Lieutenant Claymore had never thought what he’d actually do after the armistice, and whether he truly could leave Aliyah, and her infected desolate village. -Brian Abrams

Louis C. Nolan, Jr.

Posted on 19 October 2012

Louis C. Nolan, Jr., of Center Moriches, and formerly of Sag Harbor, died on Monday, October 15, at the Peconic Bay Medical Center. He was 70 years old. Born in Southampton on June 12, 1942, he was the son of Louis C. and Rosalie (Pintavalle) Nolan. Mr. Nolan, who worked as a cook, was a [...]

Theresa F. Schroll

Posted on 19 October 2012

Theresa Frances Schroll age 78, formerly of Sag Harbor, died July 18, 2012 peacefully at her residence. Born on May 1, 1934 in Lawrence, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Emma Pratt. Mrs. Schroll was a U.S. Navy veteran, a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, a member of the American [...]