Archive | December, 2013

Wendy Chamberlin

Posted on 19 December 2013

The wildlife rehabilitator is the organizer of the Wildlife Preservation Coalition of Eastern Long Island, the group sponsoring an online petition protesting the Long Island Farm Bureau’s plan to hire USDA sharpshooters to cull the East End Deer herd this winter.

Obituaries 12/19/13

Posted on 19 December 2013

Betty Jane Hermann, a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor, died at the Hamptons Center in Southampton on December 12. She was 75.

Mrs. Hermann was born in Sag Harbor on July 8, 1938 the daughter of Louis and Hilda (Loper) Bennett. Mrs. Hermann was a member of Pierson High School’s class of 1958. Before her retirement she worked at Sag Harbor Industries.

Cautionary Tale

Posted on 19 December 2013

For over three years now, a proposal to expand the Harbor Heights Service Station has been on the village docket, spending years in front of the planning board before moving onto the zoning board of appeals (ZBA), the body that in this case will make or break owner John Leonard’s dreams of a larger gas [...]

Laube Appointed to County Women’s Advisory Commission

Posted on 18 December 2013

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman has chosen Kym Laube of Westhampton as his appointee to the Suffolk County Women’s Advisory Commission. Laube brings over 25 years of experience as the Executive Director of Human Understanding Growth Services Inc. (HUGS). HUGS Inc. is a non-profit organization that has been serving the youth and communities of Suffolk [...]

The Time Has Come for Later School Start Times

Posted on 18 December 2013

If you struggle to roust your teen or pre-teen from bed to get to school on time, you’re not alone—and it’s not their fault.

Southampton Rally Remembers Sandy Hook Victims, Protests Lack of Federal Legislation a Year After Tragedy

Posted on 18 December 2013

A year after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut took the lives of 20 first graders and six school employees, New York State has some of the toughest laws on gun control in the country.

But with no legislative action yet taken on the federal level, groups advocating for gun control are continuing their fight for safety laws.

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Sag Harbor Residents Call on School District to Reexamine Bond Parking Lot Projects

Posted on 18 December 2013

Prior to the November 13 vote when the community passed two bond propositions set forth by the Sag Harbor School District, school officials promised voters all capital project plans were “conceptual schematics” and the community would have ample opportunities for input concerning the final design plans before construction started.

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Offense Strong as Whalers Win Big

Posted on 18 December 2013

The Pierson boys basketball team’s offensive attack has been firing on all cylinders this season, although the Whalers now will have to overcome a broken nose suffered by senior point guard Ian Barrett during practice on Sunday.

Sports Wrap 12/19/13

Posted on 18 December 2013

Bridgehampton Struggles Out the Gate The Bridgehampton boys basketball team fell to 0-4 following a 70-51 loss to Smithtown Christian on Tuesday. Earlier in the week the Killer Bees fell to two local rivals, losing 68-41 to Pierson on December 11 and 69-64 to Ross on December 12. The Killer Bees have been playing without [...]

Another Nail-Biting Win for Lady Whalers

Posted on 18 December 2013

Three different players from the Pierson-Bridgehampton girls basketball team posted double-doubles during a balanced 48-43 win over visiting McGann-Mercy on Friday, which improved the Lady Whalers’ League VIII record to 2-0 (3-2 overall) on the young season.