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News Nearby: Farm Family Denied Permit

Plus, lawyer for man accused of East Hampton rape claims sex was consensual.

Here’s a look at some of the top stories that made headlines in and around your community this week.

Riverhead

Excavation Permit Denied, Property Owners Want to 'Work With Town’…

After an application to excavate his Sound Avenue parcel was denied, a Riverhead property owner said he wants to work with the town for a solution.

North Fork

Fireboat Moved to Railroad Dock; Mayor Pitches Returning Dock to County…

After months of discord over a contentious fireboat that has sparked fierce public protest about whether or not it should be tied up at Greenport's railroad dock, Mayor David Nyce has had enough.

East Hampton

Jason Lee’s Attorney: ‘Sex Was Consensual, Not Rape’

The sex between a Goldman Sachs executive and the woman who accused him of rape was consensual, according to defense attorney, Edward Burke Jr.

Jason Lee was arraigned on a three-count indictment, including first-degree rape, in Suffolk County Criminal Court on Friday.

Westhampton-Hampton Bays

Conservative Primary For Supervisor: Too Close to Call

For several tedious hours on Tuesday, Suffolk County Board of Elections workers counted and recounted 144 hand-written ballots cast by Conservative voters in a primary race for Southampton supervisor last week. In the end, neither side was able to claim victory.


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