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News Nearby: Homeless Program Needs Help After Sandy

Also, 'Taste North Fork' is underway this weekend.

Maureen's Haven Executive Director Tracey Lutz with a homeless guest.
Maureen's Haven Executive Director Tracey Lutz with a homeless guest.

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

East Hampton

Overton, Burke-Gonzalez Win Seats on the Town Board
Republican candidate Fred Overton and Democratic candidate Kathee Burke-Gonzalez will join Supervisor Elect Larry Cantwell on the East Hampton Town Board in 2014. With 19 out of 19 districts reporting machine votes in, Overton was the highest vote-getter, receiving 3,216, or just over 28.2 percent of the vote, while Burke-Gonzalez received 3,125 or 27.4 percent of the vote.

Southampton

Lady Whalers Bring Home Long Island Championship

The Pierson-Bridgehampton field hockey team got a huge welcome home on Wednesday evening after capturing the Long Island Class C Championship with a 3-2 win over the Carle Place Lady Frogs.

Westhampton-Hampton Bays

Mom of Hit-And-Run Victim Erika Strebel: 'She Will Be Eternally Missed'

Two days after her daughter was killed in an Eastport hit-and-run Sunday, Erika Strebel's mother Maureen has spoken out about the tragedy.

"We hope that you can all understand that this is a very tragic, emotional and sad moment for the Strebel and Barton families. We have lost our daughter, Erika, a very loving and beautiful young mother. She will be eternally missed."

Riverhead

Homeless Program Hit Hard By Sandy, Blizzard – Needs Help

As the cold weather blankets the East End, many homeless men and women who have been living in tents in the woods look forward eagerly to November 1, the day when Maureen's Haven, a program that provides shelter and food to the needy, opens its doors.

North Fork

COMPLETE GUIDE: 'Taste North Fork' Set for Veterans Day Weekend

The "Taste North Fork" event, organized to bring tourists to the area during the off-season on Veterans Day weekend, is almost here, and will be packed with events giving Long Islanders from across the region opportunities to wine and dine in this local jewel.

Click our complete guide to the festival.

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