Archive | March, 2014

Pierson Robotics Team Heads to FIRST Competition with Confidence

Posted on 29 March 2014

After coming in second place last year—and losing the championship on a technicality—the Pierson High School Robotics Team is returning to the FIRST Robotics Competition this year with a vengeance—and a “very fast robot,” according to Shane Hennessey, a junior who is in his fourth season with the team.

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Julie Sheehan

Posted on 26 March 2014

The director of Stony Brook Southampton’s MFA Program in Creative Writing talks about this summer’s upcoming Writers Conference, the deadline for which to enroll is Tuesday, April 1.

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CVS Plans Cause Agita for Bridgehampton CAC

Posted on 26 March 2014

The recent disclosure that the pharmacy giant CVS wants to open a store at a busy corner in Bridgehampton had members of the hamlet’s Citizens Advisory Committee reaching for their heartburn medication on Monday and threatening to hire their own lawyer to fight the proposal.

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Route 27 Repaving Starts This Week in Southampton

Posted on 26 March 2014

The New York State Department of Transportation will try a somewhat novel approach for the East End when it starts a major repaving project on Route 27 between Southampton and East Hampton towns this week.

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Sag Harbor School District Presents Options for Parking Lot Plans, Offers Traffic Safety Solutions for Pierson Drop Off

Posted on 26 March 2014

Sag Harbor’s traffic calming proponents and school district officials may not have reached a compromise on parking plans for Pierson Middle-High School, but at least they have some options.

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Sag Harbor School Board to Videotape its Meetings

Posted on 26 March 2014

After months of debate, the Sag Harbor Board of Education on Tuesday approved the first reading of a policy to implement a six-month trial of videotaping its board meetings.

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McAllister Vows to Fight Ouster from Peconic Baykeeper

Posted on 26 March 2014

Following his dismissal earlier this month, Kevin McAllister this week announced he would fight his ouster as head of the Peconic Baykeeper, calling for a formal hearing into allegations of wrongdoing and threatening to file a wrongful termination suit against the non-profit entity if his terms are not met.

Fire Reported at Hayground School in Bridgehampton

Posted on 26 March 2014

Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor firefighters overhaul and check for hot spots at a fire that occurred on the exterior of a campus building at the Hayground School on Mitchell Lane at roughly 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday. The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported.

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Young, Female Common Dolphin Euthanized in Sag Harbor Cove

Posted on 26 March 2014

  By Kathryn G. Menu; Michael Heller photography A young, female short beaked common dolphin was euthanized Friday afternoon after two days of swimming in Sag Harbor Cove. The dolphin was starving and suffering from severe gastrointestinal issues, according to officials from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation. According to Melissa Martin, press [...]

Wildlife Service Announces Beach Closures at Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge

Posted on 26 March 2014

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, will temporarily close most of Jessup’s Neck peninsula on the Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge in Noyac to protect nesting shorebirds, the agency announced Wednesday morning. In addition, the beach area above the mean high tide line at the Amagansett refuge in [...]