Archive | August, 2013

Total Disregard (8/29/13)

Posted on 30 August 2013

In a weekly feature on this page, “Walking Tour,” our staff photographer Michael Heller looks for art, humor and captures portraits that define our community at that moment and time. The scene he came upon this past Monday morning on Millstone Road in Bridgehampton gave Heller enough pause to snap a picture, which is printed [...]

Dreams Deferred (8/29/13)

Posted on 30 August 2013

Fifty years ago yesterday, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech for a massive crowd on the mall in Washington D.C. in front of the Lincoln Memorial. The speech was offered as part of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and as we all know, at that [...]

Calendar 8/29/13 to 9/8/13

Posted on 30 August 2013

Outdoors FRI AUG 30 Migratory Bird Walk with Joe Giunta. 9 to 11 a.m. Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett. $5, members free. Reservations required. 283-3195. SAT AUG 31 Long Island Botanical Society Field Walk. 10 a.m. South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Sag Harbor-Bridgehampton Turnpike, Bridgehampton. $7, members free. Reservations required. 537-9735. Snapping Turtle: [...]

Outline Strategies For Battling Ticks

Posted on 29 August 2013

As local governments continue to deliberate over the proper measures for tick and deer population control, some residents are encouraging their neighbors to take matters of tick-borne illness prevention into their own hands.

On Saturday, August 31, North Haven residents Jen Brown and Josephine DeVincenzi will offer a Tick-Borne Prevention Presentation at the Sag Harbor Farmers’ Market. Brown and DeVincenzi have both come to the issue as individuals who have experienced the devastating effects of suffering a tick-borne illness.

New Plans for Old Condo Project in Sag Harbor Unveiled

Posted on 28 August 2013

Coming over the Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Veterans’ Memorial Bridge, the first views of Sag Harbor currently include a dilapidated building and garbage-strewn parking lot next to 7-Eleven. A large orange and blue graffiti whale marks a second building to the west on another overgrown lot with a small dock jutting into Sag Harbor Cove.
Since 2005, developers Emil Talel and Michael Maidan have envisioned transforming those lots into luxury waterfront condominiums complete with a marina. Stalled by community opposition, zoning hurdles, financing and eventually multiple lawsuits, on Tuesday night the Sag Harbor Village Planning Board was presented with the first formal plans for the parcels since 2009.

Bright Side Farm: Matt Lauer and Family Jump into Equestrian Market

Posted on 28 August 2013

After a flurry of construction activity which began late last year and continued through spring and into summer, there is a new horse farm set to debut on the East End.

Set on 40 rolling acres where Edge of Woods Road meets Deerfield Road, Bright Side Farm is an equestrian facility owned by Matt and Annette Lauer on the former site of Frankenbach’s Deerfield Nursery. Earlier this week, the farm’s strategic advisor John Nida and head trainer Mitchell Robinson took the opportunity to show off the amenities and details of the state-of the-art facility.

Doctors Explore the Impacts of the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 28 August 2013

As the October enrollment date for insurance exchanges in New York draws near, pressure mounts for both medical consumers and providers to unravel the complexities of the Affordable Care Act.
In an effort to educate doctors and practice managers on the East End, Robert Chaloner, CEO of Southampton Hospital, presented a discussion Monday evening led by Kathleen Shure, the senior vice president of Managed Care and Insurance Expansion for the Greater New York Hospital Association.

Page @ 63 Main in Sag Harbor Approved for Outdoor Seating

Posted on 28 August 2013

Despite concerns by some neighbors about the area becoming a new place to party, on Tuesday night the Sag Harbor Village Planning Board approved the site plan for an outdoor area at Page @ 63 Main and granted building owner Gerard Wawryk a special permit to allow outdoor tables and chairs in what will be a grassy area behind the Main Street restaurant.

Save Sag Harbor Looks at Traffic Calming for the Village

Posted on 28 August 2013

Jonas Hagen grew up in Sag Harbor Village, attended local schools and like most children in the 1980s and ‘90s, walked and biked his way around the village — a right of passage for most elementary and middle school students during that era.
But times change, and so has traffic.

Urban Zen Initiative Brings Alternative Therapies to Southampton Hospital

Posted on 28 August 2013

By Emily J. Weitz Sag Harbor’s Sarah Halweil is the clinical coordinator of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) program at Southampton Hospital. From emotions associated with surgery to symptoms of illness and side-effects of medication, there are a host of problems that patients face just by being in the hospital. The UZIT program is [...]