Archive | October, 2013

Senator Gillibrand Endorses Democratic Party Slate in East Hampton

Posted on 30 October 2013

United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has endorsed the Democratic Party candidates running for supervisor and town board in East Hampton on Tuesday, November 5. Larry Cantwell is running unopposed for East Hampton Town Supervisor on the Democratic, Independence and Working Families lines. Kathee Burke-Gonzalez and Job Potter are running for town board on the Democratic [...]

Dynamite Detonated in North Haven

Posted on 30 October 2013

The Suffolk County Bomb Squad detonated live dynamite on a North Haven beach near the South Ferry dock on County Road 114 just before 4 p.m. on Monday, according to the Southampton Town Police Department. A report was made to police just before 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon. Police secured the beach area, located over [...]

Sag School Board Talks Parking, Process for Bond Proposals

Posted on 30 October 2013

“We’re just trying to get facilities that are as good as the children we serve,” Dr. Carl Bonuso, interim superintendent for the Sag Harbor School District, said of the district’s proposed capital improvements bond at Monday’s board of education meeting.

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Governor Caps Agricultural Assessments at 2-Percent

Posted on 29 October 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to cap agricultural land assessments at two percent per year, ensuring a more predictable tax climate for New York’s robust agricultural sector. This legislation will keep farmers on their lands and help them reinvest in their operations. “With agriculture such a big part of the East End community, it [...]

Southampton Town Looks at Fuel Saving Measures for Town Vehciles

Posted on 29 October 2013

The Town of Southampton has installed both a tank monitoring system and a fuel management system to electronically monitor and track tank levels and fuel disbursements at the Hampton Bays Central Garage. The implementation of a fuel management system at the town’s largest fueling site is a continuation of the fleet management initiative begun by Supervisor [...]

Towns Can Use CPF to Purchase Threatened Beachfront

Posted on 29 October 2013

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle’s and Assemblyman Fred Thiele’s bill requiring the five towns in the Peconic Bay region to consider areas at risk from storm erosion as part of programs financed by a community preservation fund to preserve underdeveloped shoreline was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday. Community Preservation [...]

A Whorehouse That’s More Like A Home

Posted on 29 October 2013

These days, the world’s oldest profession may seem a rather odd subject on which to base a musical. But when “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” premiered on Broadway in 1978, this country was firmly entrenched in the “free love” era, which likely made it a fairly tame offering by moral standards of the days. Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center (SCC) is presenting a revival of the play which, while dated, still has a lot to say about hookers with heart.

Imagining the Life and Times of William Blake

Posted on 29 October 2013

East Hampton’s Barry Raebeck first met William Blake while he was a student at SUNY New Paltz. Never mind the fact that Blake, a poet, painter and printmaker, has been dead since 1827.

Sag Harbor School Board Clarifies Public Input Policy

Posted on 29 October 2013

In honor of School Board Recognition Week, Monday’s meeting of the Sag Harbor board of education commenced with a short commemorative concert by members of the Pierson Middle/High School orchestra.

“We talk about music to the ears, that was music to the heart,” commented Dr. Bonuso, interim superintendent for the district.

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Halloween Happenings This Weekend in Sag Harbor

Posted on 25 October 2013

This Sunday, ghosts, goblins, cowboys and witches will descend on Sag Harbor for the annual Ragamuffin Parade, sponsored by the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce, which will begin at 1 p.m. on Main Street. Super heroes, cats and princesses will make their way down Main Street starting at the Sag Harbor Launderette and to the [...]

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