Archive | December, 2012

Winter Whites to Cheer the Heart

Posted on 19 December 2012

Photographer Kathryn Szoka is always on the lookout for transitional views, including those that reflect the fading rural tradition on the East End. But this weekend in honor of the season, Szoka opens a new show at Canio’s Gallery featuring photographs on two altogether different subjects — both offering quieter reflections on the fleeting moments of our lives.

Sag Harbor School Explores Residency Policy

Posted on 18 December 2012

In the future, Sag Harbor schools may begin revising their policies on proof of residency for students in the school district.
At the board of education’s last meeting on Monday, December 18, board members and school administrators discussed the need to more closely monitor whether all students do, in fact, live within the district boundaries.

Suffolk County Legislature Gives Sag Harbor Village Long Wharf for $1

Posted on 18 December 2012

On Tuesday afternoon, Sag Harbor Village became the official owner of Long Wharf after the Suffolk County Legislature passed a resolution agreeing to sell the wharf, technically Suffolk County Road 81, to the village for $1.

“Christmas came early,” said Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman, whose office is in Sag Harbor Village. “I wanted to get this done before the end of the year, and we did it. Now the wharf belongs to the village, as it should.”

A New Aesthetic for Paradise Lost

Posted on 18 December 2012

It became abundantly clear to everyone in Sag Harbor by the end of this past summer that The New Paradise Café’s days could be numbered. Advertisements in local newspapers pointed to the fact that restaurateur Robert Durkin was struggling to renew a five-year lease at the Main Street space with property owner Hal Zwick.
By mid-September, the restaurant’s website came down and its lettering was removed from the awning above the long-standing staple in Sag Harbor dining.
Now, a new team hoping to open a restaurant in the space — chef Eric Miller and restaurateur Michael Gluckman — have taken the first steps towards making that space their own.

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Game Knights Bring Holiday Cheer to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital

Posted on 17 December 2012

On Sunday, the Game Knights, including Pierson 11th grader Max Snow and his friend Kyle Lutnick, decided to make the holiday season extra special for the Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. The Game Knights celebrated its First Annual Holiday donation — the third donation made to the hospital in a little over a year. The Game [...]

East Hampton’s The Retreat Benefits from County Cellphones

Posted on 17 December 2012

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman sponsored a resolution in the legislature that would authorize the county to transfer a surplus of Blackberry smartphones and other telephone devices to The Retreat, Inc., an East Hampton-based not-for-profit providing domestic violence resources to residents throughout the East End. On November 20, that legislation was unanimously approved and last [...]

Harbor Heights ZBA Hearing Postponed To January; Meeting Cancelled After Lack of Quorum

Posted on 17 December 2012

A hearing in front of the Sag Harbor Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on the proposed expansion of the Harbor Heights Service Station on Route 114 to include a convenience store has been tabled until January, according to building department secretary Lisa Koehne.
The matter was tabled at the request of the applicant, said Koehne.
In fact, due to no quorum, on Monday afternoon the village announced the entire meeting would be cancelled with all business moved to the January 15 session of the ZBA.
Whether or not — and even how — the Harbor Heights Service Station will be redesigned and expanded will almost entirely land in the hands of the Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA).

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Paw Prints 12/13/12

Posted on 14 December 2012

Consider The Source

Posted on 14 December 2012

by Christine Bellini A wise former journalist, turned legal aid attorney, once schooled me to remember to consider the source. It was reliable advice handed down to her from her mother, who, at the time she spoke these three powerful words, was cautioning against the assaults of high school gossip. The phrase stuck with her [...]

Kate Mueth

Posted on 14 December 2012

The founder of the Neo-Political Cowgirls dance company leads “Be a Cowgirl for a Day,” a women’s workshop on Sunday, December 16 in Bridgehampton.