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Pierson Graduation: Change Defines the Person

The 100th graduating class of Pierson High School made its way along Pierson Hill under a sweltering sun Saturday afternoon — the last trip there...

New President Sees Trust as a Priority

The new president of the Sag Harbor Board of Education, Walter Wilcoxen, sees rebuilding the community’s trust in the board as a top priority....

Town Considering a Greener Code

Since taking office, Southampton Town Councilwoman Anna Throne-Holst has made the greening of the town a top priority. She spearheaded the creation of the...

Test Scores Stellar

When news came back that her class ranked second among Long Island schools in English Language Arts test scores, Pierson eighth grade English teacher...

Some New Projects May Get Past Code

Unless the proposed development projects at the Bulova Watchcase Factory or at the former Diner property, now known as Ferry Road, receive conditional site...

New Super Set To Face Challenge

District Clerk Mary Adamczyk swears in new superintendent Dr. John Gratto. Sag Harbor’s new superintendent arrived on Tuesday and he rearranged the desk in his...

Class of ’48 Returns

Sixty years after their commencement celebration at the Bridgehampton School, four members of the Class of 1948 strolled through the school with principal Jack...

CPF Review Yields Greater Constraints

The Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund (CPF), which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, has continued to be a focus in Albany. As...

Town Wants to Move on Noyac Issues

Southampton Town Supervisor Linda Kabot wants to get more Noyac issues off the back burner, but she needs local citizens to help. “The squeaky wheel...

Noyacans Concerned About Traffic, Community Center

Southampton Town Councilmen Chris Nuzzi and Dan Russo took their hits in Noyac on Tuesday night by members of the hamlet’s civic council concerned...

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The Express News Group Presents 27Speaks, A Weekly Podcast: September 17 Edition

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by Sag Harbor Express Publisher Emeritus Bryan Boyhan to discuss an article he wrote on the 50th anniversary of the tragic flight of The Free Life, a hot air balloon that was launched from Springs in an unsuccessful attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Remembering The Free Life 50 Years Later

They would float up the coast to Maine. There, they would catch the westerlies that would blow them the 2,500 miles to Europe. Up there, in the beauty and the silence, you hear the true noise of the sea coming up at you. There was plenty of food on board, stocked with salamis and cheeses — fatty food to keep them warm and filled — water, Champagne for celebrating, of course, plus some emergency supplies. But it turns out the crew of The Free Life, a seven-story high Roziére balloon that lifted off from a field in Springs 50 years ago this week, would not need it.

A Father Shares Advice: In his Book, Richie Jackson offers a Road Map...

At the age of 15, when Jackson Foo Wong came out and told his parents that he was gay, his father, Richie Jackson, a TV and theater producer based in New York City, couldn’t have been more delighted. That’s because for Jackson, being gay had long been an important defining feature of his own life.