Archive | February, 2013

Tom Edmonds

Posted on 22 February 2013

Tom Edmonds, executive director of the Southampton Historical Museum, who will give a talk on “Jewish Settlers in Southampton” at Chabad of Southampton Jewish Center on February 27.   What piqued your interest to explore this topic? It was like an assignment and I was suddenly back in school. I gave a talk at the [...]

Purple Dinos

Posted on 22 February 2013

by Peter Hamilton Travis  Every year — from Thanksgiving through Valentine’s Day — I consider myself lucky to be the recipient of mailboxes of greeting cards. What makes these cards so genuinely special, is that they are exclusively from long-term friends — people I’ve kept in touch with for 10, 15, 20 years — some [...]

Getting Lost in the Keys

Posted on 22 February 2013

By Anetta Nowosielska I recently overheard a chat at The Living Room at The Maidstone between two couples about their favorite places to visit during winter. There was talk about skiing in Aspen and sunbathing in St. Barth’s, but what piqued my interest was the mention of a tiny place I know well. “One of [...]

Paw Prints 2/14/13

Posted on 22 February 2013

After Tough Year, Back on Track

Posted on 22 February 2013

By Kathryn G. Menu Following aggressive moves in September to sell off non-performing loans coupled with a simultaneous call to raise capital through investors, the Suffolk County National Bank has largely rebounded from troubled financial outlooks in years past, and posted $2 million in earnings in the fourth quarter of 2012. According to Frank Filipo, [...]

Opposition Makes Their Case Against Harbor Heights

Posted on 21 February 2013

By Kathryn G. Menu For two years, residents opposed to the expansion of the Harbor Heights Service Station in Sag Harbor have waited to have their say in front of the board that really holds the fate of this project in their hands – the Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals. On Tuesday night, [...]

After 27 Years, Havens Beach Remediation Moves Forward

Posted on 20 February 2013

It has been 27 years since the concept of remediating the stormwater drainage ditch leading to Sag Harbor’s lone bathing beach, Havens Beach, was first broached by the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees. Despite moments in village history where trustees were poised to move forward with one of several versions of the project, designed largely to contend with runoff contaminants, the remediation never moved forward.
Until now, that is.

Commemorating a Sag Harbor Battle

Posted on 20 February 2013

It’s sometimes been called “the forgotten war,” but in Sag Harbor, the War of 1812 is certainly getting its due.
Last week, David Thommen, a Sag Harbor native and local history enthusiast, earned the approval of the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees for his proposal to raise a flagpole at the small stone monument between Mulford Lane and High Street where an American fort stood during the war.

Southampton Town Eyes Hamlet to Hamlet Trail System

Posted on 20 February 2013

Much like the ancient trails that connect villages and places of interest throughout England and Wales, the Southampton Town Trails Preservation Society is proposing a collection of paths that will link the various villages and hamlets throughout the town. The first will connect Sag Harbor with Bridgehampton.

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Alternative School Aims to Nurture the Whole Child

Posted on 20 February 2013

Finding the right educational path for your child can feel like fitting together the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Each child is unique, and even with an array of choices on the East End in both public and private schools, there is not always an obvious fit. It’s often in these cases that parents explore the option of home schooling their children; although being solely responsible for your child’s education can also be a daunting idea.

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