Archive | December, 2013

Suit Filed Over Deer Cull in East Hampton

Posted on 23 December 2013

Two not-for-profit wildlife organizations and a group of individuals have banded together and filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent a regional plan to cull deer with federal sharpshooters beginning this winter.

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Bishop: Unemployment Should be Extended

Posted on 23 December 2013

Last week, Congressmen Tim Bishop and Steve Israel called on the House Republican leadership to extend unemployment insurance benefits. The two further demanded leadership hold a vote immediately upon the House returning to session in early January.

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South Fork Gas Prices Drop

Posted on 23 December 2013

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. announced late last week his most recent survey of gasoline prices. According to that survey, South Fork prices have declined $0.08 since the last survey late in October.

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555 Amagansett Requests Adjournment

Posted on 23 December 2013

The applicants behind 555 Amagansett, a project that entails the rezoning of acreage on Montauk Highway in Amagansett, requested in advance of Thursday night’s East Hampton Town Board meeting, that the board table its request for new zoning to a later date yet to be determined. The current application would create a senior housing overlay district for the creation of a market-rate senior housing community.

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Cantwell Announces Town Attorney Appointments

Posted on 23 December 2013

While Larry Cantwell will not officially be sworn is as the new supervisor of East Hampton Town until January 2, this week he announced appointments to the town attorney’s office on behalf of the incoming town board.

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In Sag Harbor, A Priority of Public Projects for 2014

Posted on 22 December 2013

In its last meeting for 2013, the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees met in special session Thursday afternoon to talk about a list of village projects that are coming into focus for 2014.

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The Hobbit’s Hunks Part I: Orlando Bloom

Posted on 20 December 2013

It’s an amazing statistic. In its first week in theaters nationwide, The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug bested the second-place movie at the box-office, Frozen by a whopping $50 million. Among the theaters that contributed to its $73.6 million gross was the UA Southampton 4, where there have been repeat viewers at both its 3-D and 2-D screenings. That nearby theater will surely continue do boffo (an industry word!) business through the holidays. There are many reasons that the second part of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkein’s marvelous fantasy classic–a prelude to his The Lord of the Rings trilogy–is attracting so many viewers. One reason that is getting little mention is sex appeal

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At Sag Harbor CAC Meeting, Four in Attendance Focus on Recruitment

Posted on 20 December 2013

With just four people in attendance, the discussion at Friday’s meeting of the Sag Harbor Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) centered on recruitment.

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Skating on Thin Ice … and Other Fond Memories

Posted on 19 December 2013

By Annette Hinkle I’ll start by saying I’ve never been a great ice skater — but I’ve always been an enthusiastic one. And let me further clarify that statement — when I say ice skating, I’m not talking about circling endlessly around a Zambonied rink with hundreds of others — even on a very romantic rink [...]

We’re Thinking of You

Posted on 19 December 2013

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again. As we head into this weekend, the final packages are being “wrapped and bowed” for placement under the tree. And come next week — we’ll be looking toward the annual winding down of the calendar. This is a time of magic and wonder for the kids, [...]