Archive | September, 2013

Coast Guard Rescues Boat Southeast of Shinnecock

Posted on 24 September 2013

Coast Guard boat crews assisted a disabled pleasure craft 43 miles southeast of Shinnecock Inlet Saturday night, towing the vessel to safety amidst deteriorating weather and sea conditions. Just after 2 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, Conn., watchstanders received a distress call from a passenger aboard the 31-foot pleasure craft, Triena, of Shinnecock, [...]

Schneiderman Endorsed by the New York League of Conservation Voters

Posted on 24 September 2013

The New York League of Conservation Voters, which works to make environmental sustainability a top political and policy priority in New York State, has announced its endorsement of Jay Schneiderman for Suffolk County Legislator in District 2. A member of the county legislature since 2004 and currently chair of the Public Works & Transportation Committee, [...]

Peconic Bay CPF Up 49-Percent in 2013

Posted on 24 September 2013

State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. reported last week that revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) for the first eight months of 2013 produced revenue of $58.53 million. A year ago $39.27 million was collected for the same period, or 49 percent more than last year. August revenues totaled $5.86 million. CPF [...]

East Hampton Environmental Coalition (EHEC) Presents Candidate Survey in Advance of Fall Elections

Posted on 24 September 2013

Several independent environmental groups have joined forces to ensure candidates in this fall’s election for East Hampton town board and supervisor address key environmental issues, according to an announcement made last week by The East Hampton Environmental Coalition (EHEC). The EHEC first surveyed candidates in 2011, and announced it would again work together to educate [...]

Legislation Proposed by Thiele Supports Trial Run on Tuition-Free Education at State Schools

Posted on 24 September 2013

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. has introduced legislation for the 2014 Session that would direct the State University (SUNY) of New York to create a pilot program called the “Pay It Forward, Pay It Back Program” at two four-year state universities and two community colleges in the SUNY system. The program would [...]

Dorothy Vogel and The Art of Collecting Art

Posted on 24 September 2013

Megumi Sasaki’s charming documentary, Herb & Dorothy 50×50, opens Friday at the Sag Harbor Cinema, almost five years since her Herb & Dorothy won the Audience Award at the 2008 Hamptons International Film Festival.

Lady Whalers Win Opener

Posted on 23 September 2013

By Gavin Menu   The Pierson-Bridgehampton girls volleyball team won just one game all of last season. It took one match — the first of the season — for the Lady Whalers to match that total this fall. “So we’re off to a good start,” said Donna Fischer, who takes the reigns from Stacey DeRobertis [...]

Whalers Reload for New Season

Posted on 23 September 2013

By Gavin Menu It’s not every year that a program loses two players like Gabe Dennon and Dillon Decker, who helped lead the Pierson-Bridgehampton golf team to one of its best seasons in school history last fall. The Whalers also lost Jake Bennett and Brad Reiner to graduation in June but will still boast a [...]

Raising Escargot

Posted on 23 September 2013

After searching for fresh escargot to no avail, East End chef Taylor Knapp was about to give up when a friend joked that he should raise the snails himself.

“I kind of blew him off and dismissed it pretty quickly,” said Knapp, sitting on the porch of Greenport’s First and South Restaurant, where he is the head chef. “Then I got to thinking about it ‘cause it was in the slow season and we didn’t have anything better to do than think about crazy ideas like that. So heck, let’s go ahead and raise some snails.”

Helping Families Flourish

Posted on 23 September 2013

Rather than throwing in the towel when she found herself in a “huge fight” with her new husband just three weeks into their marriage, Dr. Jeannette Lofas decided to use herself as the guinea pig for a new business venture.

Dr. Lofas and her young son from a previous marriage had moved into her new husband’s home, which he shared with his four adolescent daughters. According to Dr. Lofas, she got along great with the girls while she was dating their father, but the dynamics changed once they became a stepfamily.