Archive | January, 2013

Letters to the Editor

Posted on 25 January 2013

Board Can’t Decide   Dear Bryan I’m writing this in response to the recent Sag Harbor Board of educations decision to extend Dr Bonuso’s administrative contract. Do you really think the parents are going to be happy that the board cannot make executive decisions on replacing needed personnel during a critical learning transition in this [...]

Future of Getty Station Uncertain

Posted on 25 January 2013

The most recent owner of the Getty service station at the corner of Main Street and Brick Kiln Rd. in Sag Harbor says he was losing money selling gasoline, and that is why he closed his business here at the end of the year. It is unclear what will happen to the station, or who [...]

So, Is There Someone Out There?

Posted on 25 January 2013

by Amanda Wyatt   Making contact with extraterrestrial life may sound like the stuff of science fiction — but if you ask some astronomers, that may not be such a stretch of the imagination. For decades, scientists have been searching for evidence of life — both past and present — in and beyond our solar [...]

Take a Ride (1/24/13)

Posted on 25 January 2013

This week, the East Hampton Town Board took the first steps toward regulating an industry that we feel has operated under the radar on the East End for far too long — taxicabs. With more and more taxicab and limousine operators from Nassau County and points west now “squatting” in the Hamptons all summer long [...]

New Regs for Cabs

Posted on 25 January 2013

By Amy Patton Amid a fair amount of protestations from local taxicab operators and drivers who showed up at Thursday’s East Hampton Town Board meeting, new guidelines for handling taxi licenses and operations were floated before the public in the form of a public hearing on the matter. The board’s goal: a reform and revamping [...]

Snowbirds

Posted on 25 January 2013

By Anetta Nowosielska Here is a confession. Every winter, like so many on the East End, I leave. Like other snowbirds I fly south, where my hair is static free and my skin glows like a golden statue gleaming in the sun’s rays (or so I wish). And while I love baring witness to the [...]

The Truth Will Set You Free, Even If You Believed The Lie

Posted on 25 January 2013

When you can’t see the road clearly ahead, sometimes it is best to connect the dots and see where they bring you. A fascinating opportunity for comparison and distinction regarding the media’s framing of narrative has unfolded this week on the national stage. One speaks to the power of a myth which continues to raise [...]

A Public LIPA

Posted on 25 January 2013

By Karl Grossman “It never worked. It never will. The time has come to abolish LIPA,” declared Governor Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State speech this month.             However, as News 12 Long Island headed its piece on reaction to Mr. Cuomo’s call: “LI Lawmakers on Privatizing LIPA; Not So Fast.”  That’s an [...]

Calendar 1/24/13-2/3/13

Posted on 25 January 2013

Outdoors   FRI JAN 25 Full Moon Owl Prowl. 7:30 p.m. South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Reservations required. $7, free for members. 537-9735. SAT JAN 26 Northwest Historic Hike with East Hampton Trails Preservation Society. 10 a.m. Meet on Hand’s Creek Road at Scoy’s Path West, East Hampton. 267-6608. HOT [...]

School Seeks to Fund $1.5 Million in Work

Posted on 25 January 2013

By Amanda Wyatt   The Bridgehampton Board of Education announced last week that it will hold a special vote in March — two months before the district’s regularly scheduled budget vote — for the creation of a capital reserve fund. The resolution to establish what is being called the Five-Year Plan Capital Reserve Fund was [...]