An honor guard of motorcycles and police cruisers escorted a truck carrying a twisted 1,000-pound, 14-foot-long steel beam from the World Trade Center to the American Legion Hall in Amagansett on Aug. 13, in the culmination of a long effort to erect a 9/11 memorial there. For Tony Ganga, commander of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 419, and for others involved in the planning, the artifact’s arrival was a cause for celebration.
Part I: The Saga of Winter, 2011
Santa Claus managed to get two big red kayaks down our chimney. The grandeur of the boats in front of the fireplace, amid wrappings of varied shapes, was as beautiful as consumerism gets.
Kayaks are a perfect present, except if it’s winter, when their use seems a little far off. It is actually not so far away, according to my mom, who has read about the wonders of wintertime kayaking online.
Bridgehampton’s Main Street was the site last Thursday of an impassioned protest that drew some 40 people who are hoping to keep a CVS pharmacy and convenience store from going up at the intersection of Main Street and the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. Calling themselves Save Bridgehampton Main Street, the group expressed contempt in no uncertain terms for the planned two-story building, which is to have 9,000 square feet of retail space and a 4,400-square-foot basement.
The New York State Public Service Commission has set in motion a process to address the depletion of phone numbers with the 631 area code, which is projected to occur by the first quarter of 2016, and has scheduled public hearings on alternate strategies for doing so. A public hearing before an administrative law judge will be held in Riverhead on Tuesday at the Riverhead County Center, 300 Center Drive, at 2 p.m., preceded by an informational forum at 1 p.m. Those wishing to speak need only appear.
August may be drawing to a close, but summer fun will continue through the end of the month. Here's why you might want to stick around.
Elements Fitness Studio will host a pop-up barre fitness class at the Montauk Beach House on 55 South Elmwood Avenue in Montauk on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. This outdoor workout class is complimentary and those attending are asked to take athletic shoes and socks. Yoga mats will be provided. Since class size is limited, those interested may R.S.V.P. to email@example.com
Rain prevented the Clamshell Foundation's 23rd annual Sandcastle Contest on Aug. 2 and on its rain date the next day.
"The worst part isn't the hundreds of disappointed contestants and spectators or that we couldn't re-schedule," Rossetti Perchik, the foundation's founder and director, said in an email. "The worst part is that we don't have the money to make the grants that we do every year."
Thursday marked the grand opening of Shan's East Hampton location at 3 North Main Street. The designer swim and resortwear line has a prestigious presence in Canada, with stores in the Quartier DIX30 shopping district in Quebec as well as Toronto, Montreal, and Laval, Quebec, where the brand is designed and manufactured.
According to a press release about its opening, Shan is distributed at various stores in over 25 countries, and its boutique on North Main Street is its second in the United States. The other is in Miami.