Week in Review: Animosity Grows Between Boards; Drug Addicted Police Officer Worked

Also this week: School board member resigns; affordable housing project for Tuckahoe back on table; decades old cars uncovered in dunes.

Take a took back on the week's top headlines and some news you may have missed.

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Former Chief: Police Department Failed Addicted Officer
A police officer whose job it was to conduct drug investigations became addicted to prescription painkillers himself, under the noses of his supervisors, according to internal police documents released to Patch and the former chief of the department.

Tuckahoe Affordable Housing Project Back on the Table
An affordable housing project planned for Tuckahoe that was stalled by the Great Recession is back on the table, with revisions to reflect the current state of the housing market. The new plan calls for 32 rental units, a mix of one-bedrooms and studio apartments, spread among four buildings.

An ongoing issue between the Southampton Village Board and the Southampton Town Trustees is coming to a head — a bulkhead. Acrimony between the two governing bodies has grown since Superstorm Sandy, which highlighted vulnerabilities of Southampton Village's beaches. While the Village Board searches for ways to prevent the next big storm from washing houses into the ocean, village officials have viewed the town trustees' policies as an impediment.

Tidal Surge Uncovers Cars Buried in Water Mill Dunes
Erosion on the Water Mill shore has turned up a number of old rusted and twisted cars, which — while still intact — had been placed there to build up the dunes decades ago.

Legislature Discounts Green Fees for Veterans at County Golf Courses
The Suffolk County Legislature last week unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by Legislator Jay Schneiderman, of Montauk, to make golfing on county courses cheaper for veterans.

PHOTOS: Beauty of Southampton Captured on Film
Clifford Dayton, of Moriches, has been on a mission to capture the beauty of the East End of Long Island and over the past three years, he has taken hundreds of photographs. Among them, images of Southampton.

Sag Harbor Schools

Gregg Schiavoni is the second Sag Harbor School District board member to step down in less than a year.

Sag Harbor School District Members Named 'Shining Stars'
SCOPE Education Services will honor them for the exemplary performance of their duties.

Kids Camps

Southampton Guide to Summer Camps
With the warm weather on the way, now is the time to select a great summer program before they all fill up.

7 Places to Send Your Kids for Spring Break
Need somewhere to send you children for spring break? Look no further.

Fire & Emergency

Fire Marshal: Defective Chimney Led to Noyac Mansion Blaze
A fire on March 5 that destroyed half of a $6 million mansion in Noyac was traced back to a manufactured fireplace and rusted metal chimney, according to a Southampton Town fire marshal.

La Parmigiana Roof Catches Fire
The roof of La Parmigiana pizzeria and restaurant on Hampton Road in Southampton Village had a small fire Thursday evening that caused the business to be evacuated, but it was quickly extinguished.

Dumpster Ignites Behind 25 Jobs Lane
The contents of a dumpster located in the parking lot behind 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton Village — the former site of the Parrish Art Museum — caught fire Saturday morning.

Accident Snarls Monday Eastbound Commute
One injured.

Southampton Town

FEMA Cuts $1.7 Million Check to Southampton Town
For the manhours, equipment, materials and contract costs associated with debris removal after Superstorm Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted $1,680,101 to Southampton Town, according to a statement from Southampton's legislators on the federal level.

Nuzzi Pitches More Stringent Standards for Change-of-Use
New legislation would tighten "lax" restrictions for those looking for a change of use on a parcel, councilman said.

Town Board Shoots Down Controversial Traffic Calming Project
After a steady stream of critics took to the lectern at Tuesday's Southampton Town Board meeting to implore the board to abandon a traffic calming project proposed for Noyac Road, the board did just that.


Bender Steps Down From Civic to Run for Town Board
Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association president seeks party nominations for 2013 Southampton Town election.

Kabot Edges Closer to Candidacy for Supervisor
Republican Linda Kabot said Monday that after receiving numerous positive responses to a survey she circulated earlier this month, she is making her final decision this week on whether she will seek the GOP nomination for town supervisor, her former post.


Sag Harbor Police: Drunk Driver Had Child in Back Seat
Man was driving around looking for work, police said.

Also: Manhattan woman charged after impersonating mother, police say.

Incident Reports: School Bus License Plates Stolen
Also this week, King Kullen employee reportedly stole from the store and left when approached.

Crimes Nearby: Man Involved in Fatal Crash Reports Threats
Also: Texas fugitive who police say fabricated a robbery is arrested.


PHOTO: Schneiderman Honors Mariners Field Hockey Team
Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman, of Montauk, honored the Southampton Mariners field hockey team and coach Kim Hannigan on March 5 with a proclamation for their earning the title of Class C Long Island champions for the first time since 2003.

Real Estate

Multimillion Dollar Listing: Barnes Coy-Designed Sagaponack Traditional Asks $16M [VIDEO]
Watch a slideshow tour of the mansion and estate.

House of the Day: $50K for Hamptons Summer on the Bay
Shinnecock Hills rental runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.


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