Archive | March, 2013

Traditional Tunes and Worksongs Galore

Posted on 27 March 2013

On April 6, Grey Larsen and Cindy Kallet bring their vast folk repertoire to Shelter Island’s Sylvester Manor for a house concert. And while they’re sure to play a range of Cindy’s original songs, they will also reach further back by offering traditional numbers they picked up first hand from others.

Sag Harbor School Board Resignation Prompts Community Debate

Posted on 27 March 2013

Pierson teacher Jim Kinnier attended last Thursday’s Sag Harbor School Board meeting with a singular goal in mind — to convince members of the school community to stop attacking each other and instead work on the betterment of district as a whole.
Kinnier and others spoke on the recent resignation of Gregg Schiavoni from the board of education at the close of a nearly four-hour budget workshop and business meeting.

Outdoor Space for Drinks at Page at 63 Main Questioned by Sag Harbor Planning Board

Posted on 27 March 2013

Gerald Wawryk, owner of Page at 63 Main, approached the Sag Harbor Planning Board Tuesday night with plans to add what is called “an outdoor seating area” behind the restaurant for customers “waiting to be seated or waiting for takeout.”
“No service is proposed for the area,” reads the original application, reviewed by Sag Harbor building inspector Tim Platt.
However, during the meeting Tuesday, it was revealed that Wawryk intends to allow customers to drink beverages in this outdoor seating area, and hopes to allow patrons buy store made food like a “lobster roll,” which would be purchased in a self serve capacity and eaten in the outdoor waiting area.

Into the Wild with Greg Drossel

Posted on 27 March 2013

Realizing how much adults have to learn about their own backyard, so to speak, naturalist Greg Drossel is gearing up to offer “Natural History of the East End” a 10-session “in the field” course for grownups through the Ross School. It starts in early April and is one of several adult courses Ross School is offering this spring.

Sag Harbor Students Head to Girls’ Empowerment Seminar in Brazil

Posted on 27 March 2013

Next week, when most students start shuffling back to school after spring break, two Sag Harbor girls will be noticeably absent from their seats.
Lindsay Cox and Elizabeth Grigonis, seniors at Pierson High School, will instead be thousands of miles away from home in the bustling tropical metropolis of Rio de Janiero, Brazil. But their trip abroad isn’t just to soak up the sun and the sights; these two have a much larger mission.
Cox and Grigonis — along with D’aja Mitchner, Charlotte Palmer and Jordan Tapley of Riverhead High School — are among 30 young women selected to represent the United States at an upcoming international seminar on girls’ empowerment in Rio. Girls from elsewhere in Latin America, as well as from Jordan and the Ukraine, are also slated to attend the three-day long conference.

Grappling For a Good Cause

Posted on 27 March 2013

If you think little people can’t make a big difference, you would have been wise to drop by Michelle Del Giorno’s dojo at Epic Martial Arts last Tuesday.
That was the day Sag Harbor brothers Erik and Joe Guanga-Soliz, ages 8 and 10 respectively, organized a fundraiser for Shihan Robert “Bob” Mauro, Del Giorno’s Jujitsu instructor and a mentor for 18 years.

New Vision for Historic Job’s Lane Icon

Posted on 27 March 2013

By most anyone’s standards, the building at 25 Job’s Lane in Southampton Village is majestic, grand and a centerpiece of the downtown area. But the structure which until recently housed the Parrish Art Museum is also neglected, vacant and in serious need of repairs. And now, it’s up to the Village of Southampton to figure out how to fix it — both physically and culturally.

Tentative Sag Harbor Village Budget Stays Under Tax Cap, Cuts a Cop

Posted on 27 March 2013

Last Wednesday, March 20, the Sag Harbor Village Board presented its tentative budget of $8,263,381 — a spending plan that falls under the state mandated two percent tax cap, but reduces the police force by eliminating one officer through attrition and another through layoffs.
The budget also proposes not replacing a laborer position in the department of public works.

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21 West Water Street Condo Project in Sag Harbor Moves Forward

Posted on 27 March 2013

The revived 21 West Water Street condominium project was given a tentative green light for amendments to its original plan, approved in 2006, on Tuesday night.

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Sag Harbor School District Unveils $35 Million Budget Proposal

Posted on 27 March 2013

The 2013-2014 tentative operating budget of $35,408,622 was unveiled in its entirety for the first time Thursday night by the Sag Harbor School Board during its final budget workshop at the Pierson Middle-High School library.
School district business administrator John O’Keefe said it would result in a modest increase in the tax levy, with an overall 3.83 percent increase — or $1,226,336 — over last year’s spending plan.