Archive | September, 2013

Sag Harbor American Music Will Rock Sag Harbor This Week

Posted on 25 September 2013

With Grammy Award-winning artists on the steps of the Old Whalers’ Church, a 30-piece percussion band in front of the John A. Ward Memorial Windmill and New Orleans jazz emanating from a Main Street alleyway, the streets of Sag Harbor will be filled with music this weekend.
The third annual Sag Harbor American Music Festival kicks off Friday night and brings free performances to the village from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Go Greek! Author Kate McMullan Takes on Mythology

Posted on 25 September 2013

It’s one of those recurring themes throughout history — the most beautiful women in the world are always to blame when trouble comes a calling. It’s true in war, it’s true in love …and according to children’s book author Kate McMullan, it’s especially true in mythology.

League of Women Voters Announces “Promote the Vote” Video Contest

Posted on 25 September 2013

Students ages 10 and 18 are eligible to submit an up-to-one minute video for a “Promote the Vote” video project sponsored this fall by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons. Students, individually or in a group, can use a smartphone, iPad or video camera to present a persuasive, non-partisan video on why voting [...]

Bridgehampton CAC Considers Retail Development and Horse Farms

Posted on 25 September 2013

Bridgehampton may be a quiet hamlet, especially in the off-season … but looks can be deceiving. With signs pointing to commercial development coming down the pike and applications for horse farms appearing regularly on Southampton Town Planning Board agendas, on Monday, members of the Bridgehampton CAC discussed the need to brace themselves for what could be a busy season ahead.

Rethinking Permit Parking in Bridgehampton

Posted on 25 September 2013

Cars and where to put them, especially in the summer when there are a lot more of them, is an issue which is always ripe for discussion in East End villages and hamlets. At the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) on Monday night, Tom Neely, Southampton Town’s director of public transportation, was on hand to discuss the specifics of public parking in Bridgehampton as it relates to traffic and transportation.

Decker Pays it Forward

Posted on 25 September 2013

Harley Decker grew up attending Youth Advocacy and Resource Development (YARD) after-school programs and its summer beach evenings. As the child of two parents who worked fulltime, the Pierson High School graduate said this week he views the not-for-profit as essential for children growing up in Sag Harbor. This is why the 19-year-old came to [...]

Sag Harbor’s LT Burger Asks for More Seating

Posted on 25 September 2013

LT Burger, on Main Street in Sag Harbor, is zoned for just 56 seats. However, last week attorney Brian DeSesa approached the Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) in an effort to increase that number to 77—a figure closer to what the restaurant can reasonably house, he said, and needs to be a [...]

Busing Remains a Transportation Issue in Sag Harbor School District

Posted on 25 September 2013

Having hoped to arrive at a solution by now, the Sag Harbor School District remains unclear on a generalized approach to helping the six families who are no longer receiving the bus services they have depended on for years.

Kabot Nabs Conservative Party Nomination in Southampton by One Vote

Posted on 25 September 2013

The Suffolk County Board of Elections certified Linda Kabot as the winner of the Conservative Party primary in Southampton held two weeks ago on Tuesday. Kabot bested challenger Phil Keith, who had the support of Conservative Party leadership in the write-in contest between the two candidates, by just one vote.

Voters Approve $2.3 Million John Jermain Memorial Library Budget

Posted on 24 September 2013

It may have been Banned Book week, but voters who turned out Tuesday to vote in the John Jermain Memorial Library budget vote and trustee election supported the library’s budget by an overwhelming majority.