Archive | November, 2013

Ramble Along the Shore Highlights Homes Both Historic and Modern

Posted on 26 November 2013

The East Hampton Historical Society’s annual house and garden tour has become a popular post-Thanksgiving tradition in recent years, perhaps because it offers hosts a chance to get their guests out from underfoot and into the homes of others. And what amazing homes they are, thanks to the keen eye of the event’s chair, Joseph Aversano, who each year strives to mix it up by offering a combination of old world elegance and modern creativity.

Third Annual Holiday Market Returns to Pierson Middle-High School Auditorium This Weekend

Posted on 26 November 2013

The third annual Pierson Middle/High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) sponsored Holiday Market will return this Saturday, November 30. This year’s market will showcase over 30 vendors. Poinsettias, paper-whites and other items will be available for purchase, as well as delicious food and beverage items. There will be a “Letters to Santa” activity for [...]

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Airport Capital Improvement Plan Draws Critics, Supporters to East Hampton Town Hall

Posted on 26 November 2013

A five-year capital improvement plan for the East Hampton Airport highlighting close to $10.5 million in projects for the facility was presented to the public last Thursday night. The plan drew critics concerned it could lead to airport expansion or new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant applications, as well as supporters in the form of a number of airport users who called on the town board to adopt the plan for the safety of its constituents.

Mulvihill Spring Farm Recognized as Historic Landmark

Posted on 26 November 2013

  Two structures built at the turn of last century were recently recognized by the Southampton Landmarks & Historic Districts Board as being historically and architecturally significant and were subsequently designated landmarks by the town. With the White-Collins-Mulvihill Residence at Spring Farm, Sag Harbor, and the former Shinnecock Hills Train Station and Post Office, the [...]

Congressman Tim Bishop Supports New Safety Standards for Concussions

Posted on 26 November 2013

Congressman Tim Bishop joined fellow Democratic lawmakers last week in introducing legislation to strengthen elementary, middle and high school procedures for preventing, detecting and treating students athletes who suffer concussions while competing in sports. The Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act would, for the first time, set minimum safety standards for concussion management in public [...]

Veterans Service Officer Available in Southampton Town

Posted on 26 November 2013

An accredited Suffolk County Veterans Service Officer able to assist Southampton Town veterans and their dependents in accessing veterans’ benefits is now available locally thanks to a collaboration between Suffolk County and Southampton Town. Sheana Morris, a U.S. Army veteran and a Suffolk County employee, will be in the Southampton Town Clerk’s Annex in the Hampton Bays Community [...]

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East Hampton Village Earns Funding for New Illuminated Crosswalk

Posted on 26 November 2013

The Suffolk County Legislature has unanimously approved legislation to appropriate funds in connection with the Downtown Revitalization Program and the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce will receive a $37,000 grant to be used for the construction of an illuminated crosswalk in downtown East Hampton Village. The illuminated crosswalk will be installed on Newtown Lane in [...]

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Looking to Spend $827,000 in Capital Reserve Funds, Bridgehampton School District Will Hold Special Vote January 14

Posted on 26 November 2013

In need of new fire escapes and other major repairs, the Bridgehampton School District will host a special meeting January 14 for the community to vote on spending $827,000 in capital reserve funds.

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The Hookup Culture Has Left a Generation of Americans Unfulfilled and Lonely, says Dr. Donna Freitas

Posted on 26 November 2013

Ask a college student when they last went on a real date and most will stare at you dumbfounded.

Like pay phones and typewriters, traditional notions of dating are altogether extinct on college campuses. Instead, America’s young people are fully immersed in what Dr. Donna Freitas calls “the hookup culture,” a sexual mindset that has replaced courtship, dating and intimacy with casual no-strings-attached encounters known as hooking up.

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Divided East Hampton Town Board Approves $69.4 Million Budget

Posted on 26 November 2013

Last week, the Republican majority of the East Hampton Town Board adopted a $69.43 million budget for 2014.
Democrats Sylvia Overby and Peter Van Scoyoc voted against the approval after a prolonged — and at times heated — debate over health insurance premiums which evolved into a larger argument about politics in town hall.