Week in Review: Southampton Parade Delights; Shinnecock Hills Fire Erupts

Also: Police release sketch of third robbery suspect.

The North Sea Fire Department float Credit: Chief William Rosko
The North Sea Fire Department float Credit: Chief William Rosko
A look back at the week's most read headlines:

1. Mass Casualties Avoided in Shinnecock Hills Fire, Town Officials Say

Southampton Town officials said a fire that ripped through a house in Shinnecock Hills on Wednesday night, seriously injuring one occupant, could have been a lot worse.

The house at 18 Greenfield Road was cited by code enforcement for health and safety hazards, including 20 illegal tenants, some of whom lived in the basement. The town board believes a temporary restraining order obtained to restrict the occupancy helped save lives.

2. Big Decisions Loom in Bridgehampton Fire District Election on Tuesday

Voters in the Bridgehampton Fire District will be making some key decisions on Dec. 10, including who should sit on the board of commissioners and a referendum that would transfer the treasurer from an elected position to an appointed post.

3. Cops Believe Third Person Involved in Sag Harbor Armed Robbery

Police said a second man was involved in an armed robbery in Sag Harbor Village last month, and they released a sketch of him on Tuesday.

Sag Harbor Village Police Detective Jeff Proctor said he believes there was a trio "scoping out" stores in the village before two of them robbed the Corner Closet, a vintage consignment shop, at gunpoint on the evening of Nov. 19.

4. Cops Offer Cash Reward in Southampton Village Burglary, Arson Case

Police are asking for the public's help to identify the suspects who burglarized a house in Southampton Village, stole a Jeep and then torched it last month.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of those involved in the Nov. 14 incident.

5. Photos: Parade of Lights Dazzles Crowd in Southampton Parade

The annual Parade of Lights in Southampton brought out the largest crowd ever to check out the creative displays on Saturday. In the end, the North Sea Fire Department, led by Chief William Rosko Jr., was crowned king — representatives from the Southampton Chamber of Commerce selects a winner. 


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