Archive | March, 2013


Posted on 29 March 2013

Out in California visiting family and getting away from snow, we decided to look for houses. Just to see. To imagine for a minute a life in sunshine and warmth. Brent, a really nice guy and realtor friend of the family, took us around. “2/2” we said. “It doesn’t have to be close to water—we’ve [...]

Candy Makes Us Happier

Posted on 29 March 2013

When I shop for seasonal ingredients in a month or two, I’ll be looking for spring onions and early asparagus at Falkowski’s or Betty and Dale’s. This week, however, I browsed the candy aisles at the Variety Store and the IGA. The Peeps and chocolate eggs had arrived and I couldn’t have been more excited if I [...]

Local, Fresh and Family Friendly

Posted on 29 March 2013

For Michael Gluckman, one of the new owners of Madison & Main – a seafood-centric, bistro restaurant set to debut next month in the former New Paradise Café space on Main Street – paying homage to the building’s history while celebrating Sag Harbor as it is today was critical in helping shape the philosophy behind [...]

Calendar 3/28-4/7/12

Posted on 29 March 2013

Outdoors   SAT MAR 30 Lost Boulder with East Hampton Trails Preservation Society. 10 a.m. Meet at the Montauk Recycling Center, Montauk. 477-0741. Morton Wildlife Refuge with Southampton Trails Preservation Society. 10 a.m. Meet at Morton Wildlife Preserve, Noyac Road, Sag Harbor. 725-3942. Bluebird Walk. 9 a.m. Adult only. South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 [...]

Phil Bucking

Posted on 28 March 2013

Phil Bucking, who, on every Saturday before Easter hosts a petting zoo at his Sag Harbor Garden Center and for many years organized the annual Sag Harbor Easter Bonnet Parade, talks about the history of both.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Expert Testifies on Fishing Regulations

Posted on 28 March 2013

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Suffolk County joined Senator Charles E. Schumer and others last week in Washington D.C. to testify before the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard during a hearing, “Developments and Opportunities in U.S. Fisheries Management.” Senator Schumer testified that New York’s commercial and recreational fishermen have to deal [...]

Gabreski Airport will Remain Open Despite Sequester

Posted on 28 March 2013

Congressman Tim Bishop announced on Friday, March 22, that the Federal Aviation Administration’s contract control tower at Gabreski Airport will be spared from closure after the FAA determined keeping the tower open is in the “national interest.” Bishop said the FAA’s decision was motivated by the vital homeland security mission of the 106th Air Rescue Wing, [...]

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) Up 138 Percent

Posted on 28 March 2013

On Friday, New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. announced the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) produced $4.92 million in revenues for the Peconic Bay region in February 2013 compared with $3.32 million a year ago. For the year to date, Thiele said revenues are at $16.04 million compared with $6.73 million a [...]

LaValle Bill Increasing Penalties for Leaving the Scene of a Hit & Run Passes Senate

Posted on 28 March 2013

According to a press release issued by state senator Ken LaValle’s spokesman Drew Biondo, the New York State Senate has passed a bill co-sponsored by LaValle that would increase penalties for leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident. The bill was introduced in the wake of the 2011 tragic hit and run death of Erika [...]

Mayoral Race Emerges in Sag Harbor Village

Posted on 27 March 2013

With a little less than three months before Sag Harbor Village elections, a mayoral contest has emerged that pits current mayor, Brian Gilbride, against former mayor Pierce Hance. This week, after months of speculation, Hance announced he would seek the mayoral seat in June’s elections. The same day, Gilbride confirmed he would seek a third [...]