Archive | October, 2013

Serial Burglar with Sag Harbor Ties Arrested in East Hampton

Posted on 25 October 2013

An East Hampton man was arrested on Thursday by East Hampton Town Police in connection with numerous residential burglaries committed in East Hampton, Southampton and Sag Harbor between January and October of 2013. According to police, the months long investigation resulting in the arrest of Justin T. Bennett, 35, of East Hampton, involved detectives from [...]

A Homecoming for Moran and His Work

Posted on 25 October 2013

It has hung on the walls of private estates, world-renowned collections and the National Gallery of Art, but after 129 years of traveling, “The Much Resounding Sea” will finally return home to East Hampton this weekend.

Created by Thomas Moran in 1884, the same year he built his house on Main Street, the 6-foot painting is one of many that will be on display as part of Guild Hall’s exhibition, “Tracing Moran’s Romanticism & Symbolism.”

“It’s coming back to East Hampton for the first time ever,” said Phyllis Braff, guest curator for the exhibit. “What’s so fascinating is he painted it based on his observation and his study of the East Hampton beach.”

East End Celebrates the Dead for Día de los Muertos

Posted on 25 October 2013

For most of us, skulls are scary, but for some Sag Harbor residents, they’re candy. Decorating candy skulls is a favored tradition of those who celebrate Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a Mexican festival honoring those who have passed.

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Tennis Team Knocks Off Ross, Advances in County Tournament

Posted on 25 October 2013

The East Hampton/Pierson/Bridgehampton girls tennis team knocked off rival Ross School in the quarterfinals of the Suffolk County team tournament on Thursday. The 5-2 win advances the fourth-ranked Lady Bonackers to the semifinals, where they will play at top-ranked Half Hollow Hills East on Friday at 3 p.m.

Forgotten Dead Poets? Nevermore….

Posted on 25 October 2013

Walter Skold spends a lot of time in cemeteries. Walter Skold is a man on a mission. Six years ago Skold, a photographer, historian and poet (among other things), quit his day job as a middle school teacher and set out to stalk the dead. And all of these deceased individuals have one thing in common … in life, they were poets.

Lady Whalers Close Out Regular Season With Win

Posted on 25 October 2013

The Pierson-Bridgehampton field hockey team picked up another impressive win on Thursday, this time a 3-2 road victory over Rocky Point. Cali Cafiero scored the game winning goal off an assist from Emme Luck with 9:08 remaining in the second half as the Lady Whalers ended the regular season with a 10-4 record  in Division III. [...]

Obituaries 10/24/13

Posted on 24 October 2013

Joseph Ferrante Joseph Ferrante, a former resident of Sag Harbor, died on October 2 at the age of 88. Mr. Ferrante was born in Brooklyn on May 28, 1925. His father was an iceman who made his rounds with his horse and wagon. His father inherited a luncheonette and also operated a mini wine industry [...]

Letters to the Editor 10/24/13

Posted on 24 October 2013

Find Creative Parking Solutions   Dear Bryan, The Sag Harbor School District bond being put forward for a vote on November 13, includes work on parking lots at the elementary and high school. It is described as repair and reconfiguration. The work also expands both lots. Readers should understand that the proposed plans on view [...]

A Model to Follow

Posted on 24 October 2013

The potential merger of the Tuckahoe and Southampton school districts is a proposal we not only hope finds majority support during next week’s vote, but from a regional perspective is a model looked at by other districts across the South Fork as a means of creating stronger educational systems for our children. On the South [...]

For County Legislature

Posted on 24 October 2013

The race for Suffolk County Legislature’s 2nd district has pitted longtime legislator Jay Schneiderman, hoping for a sixth and final term, against Southampton Town Councilman Chris Nuzzi.

Nuzzi has proved a formidable, and often aggressive, foe focusing on the county’s financial stability with often reasonable concerns like the use of one-time revenue sources to plug budget holes and underfunded programs.