Archive | November, 2012

Sag Harbor Superintendent Search Forum Attendance Low

Posted on 28 November 2012

The first phase of Sag Harbor’s search for a new superintendent kicked off this week, as the Sag Harbor Board of Education held six public forums for residents to weigh-in on the selection process.
On Tuesday, November 27 and Wednesday, November 28, representatives from School Leadership, LLC — the consulting firm overseeing the search — met with members of the community. Despite a considerable amount of public interest on the subject, on Tuesday some of the meetings were sparsely attended.

Ana Nieto

Posted on 28 November 2012

Ana Nieto and her fiancé, Ivo Tomasini, run the Fair Foods Market, the East End’s only winter farmer’s market which opened at Bay Burger restaurant in early November. This week, she talked about how the winter market differs from the summer market and her vision for its future.

Gayle Pickering Resigns as Chairwoman of the Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals

Posted on 28 November 2012

Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals Chairwoman Gayle Pickering has resigned from her post, according to a letter she sent to Sag Harbor Mayor Brian Gilbride on Tuesday, November 20. Her resignation will be effective December 31, 2012. Pickering will be away during the December meeting, meaning last month’s session was her last on [...]

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Sag Harbor’s Havens Beach Remediation Earns Suffolk County Grant

Posted on 28 November 2012

Sag Harbor Village’s plan to implement a remediation plan for the drainage ditch leading to Havens Beach got a shot in the arm on Tuesday morning, with the village board of trustees completing its environmental review of the project, literal decades in the making.
The project, if ultimately approved by the only remaining agency – the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) – will also be the recipient of a matching grant from the Suffolk County Water Quality Protection and Restoration Program (WQPRP), entitling the village to $147,500 provided the village kicks in the same amount.

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Captain Robert Pearce Named Southampton Town Police Chief

Posted on 28 November 2012

The Southampton Town Board voted to promote Captain Robert Pearce into the position of Chief of Police of the Southampton Town Police Department at its Tuesday night meeting.
Captain Pearce will be officially sworn into the position on Thursday, December 6.
Captain Pearce was named interim police chief earlier this month in the wake of the resignation of Chief William Wilson, Jr.

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Take 2: A Film Festival for Documentaries and Those Who Love Them

Posted on 28 November 2012

Five years ago, Jacqui Lofaro founded a film festival to give documentaries a “second chance” to be screened in public. This weekend, the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival (HT2FF) is back at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor— these days, in addition to giving older films another look, the festival also provides an opportunity for new documentaries to be seen in an increasingly competitive environment.

Have a Very Retro Christmas …. ’50s Style

Posted on 28 November 2012

Fed up with Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Baby Boomers take heart! During the month of December, the Southampton Historical Museum is offering a refreshing break from 21st century commerce with a look back at the glorious holidays of the 1950s.

Sag Harbor Community Coalition Seeks Greater Role

Posted on 27 November 2012

Four months after their first meeting, members of the Sag Harbor Community Coalition, which is organized by the Sag Harbor School District, gathered on Tuesday, November 27 to discuss its future as an anti-drug and alcohol task force.
At the meeting, school and community leaders reflected on the past, its current challenges and the group’s sustainability over the coming months and years. The issues of the coalition’s mission statement and leadership were discussed intensively, as well as its visibility and public image.

Suffolk County Water Authority Announces Free Well Testing for Sandy Victims

Posted on 27 November 2012

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman announced this week that the Suffolk County Water Authority has agreed to provide free well testing in its service area to Suffolk County residents using private wells who want to make sure their water supply has not been compromised by Hurricane Sandy. SCWA Chairman, James F. Gaughran said the program [...]

Schneiderman Praises County Budget as “Good for the East End”

Posted on 27 November 2012

At the November 20 meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature, Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman said lawmakers were surprised to learn that Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone had not vetoed a single budget amendment proposed by the legislature for the $2.8 billion 2013 budget. In previous years, according to Schneiderman, former Suffolk County Executive Steve [...]

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