1. Hero Neighbors Helped Tame House Fire Sunday Night
When the Tagliaferro family saw that their neighbor's house was on fire in Sag Harbor on Sunday night, they sprang into action. Hugo Tagliaferro ran outside, grabbed his garden hose, dragging it toward the burning house and jumping the fence that separates the properties, and spraying water on it until firefighters arrived.
They heard what they described as an explosion and Clara Tagliaferro, noticed the flames on the side of the house from the second floor of their house, which sits on a hill overlooking their neighbors at 89 Mt. Misery Drive. She yelled for her husband and one of their 14-year-old twin sons called 911, while the other went to a neighbor to get help.
2. 2nd Brush Fire in 3 Days in North Sea
The North Sea Fire Department responded to its second brush fire in less than three days on Monday night, and the lack of precipitation may to be blame.
Chief William Rosko Jr. said his department was was alerted to a fire in the Northside Hills Development at the intersection of Northside Drive and English Garden Lane, off Noyac Road, at about 9:30 p.m.
3. Foody's Closes Sunday After Many Changes in Water Mill Complex
Executive chef and owner Bryan Futerman announced this week that he will close his Water Mill restaurant, Foody's, this Sunday after eight and a half years.
Despite having the best summer in several years, Futerman said the Water Mill Shoppes, located off Montauk Highway, has so drastically changed in recent years that it doesn't bring in the same traffic.
4. Sag Harbor Voters Approve $9 Million in Capital Improvements
Sag Harbor School District voters approved two bond propositions, totaling $9 million, on Wednesday night.
Proposition one, which covers $7.4 million of the proposed capital improvements, including renovations and expansion of the auditorium at Pierson Middle-High School and reconfiguring parking, was easily approved 740-to-369. There were 1,109 votes cast.
The second proposition for a new synthetic turf athletic field and a two-lane walking track — priced at $1.6 million — narrowly passed 585-to-507. There were 1,092 votes cast.5. Bridgehampton Volunteers Recognized For Saving 3 Lives
During its meeting in Yaphank on Tuesday night, the Suffolk County Regional EMS Council honored 14 volunteers with the Bridgehampton Fire Department for their life-saving efforts on three separate occasions over the summer.
One of the fire department's saves occurred in Wainscott in July with the help of the East Hampton Town Police Department. Ironically, that save took place within an hour of another save nearby when the Montauk Fire Department resuscitated a man who went into cardiac arrest in the back of the ambulance. Those EMTs and the paid paramedic on duty were also awarded certificates on Tuesday night.