1. Anna Throne-Holst Retains Her Supervisor Seat
Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, who was challenged by Linda Kabot, a former Southampton supervisor, has reclaimed her seat, garnering 58.63 percent of the vote. Voters re-elected Throne-Holst in a vote of 7081 to 4985, according to unofficial results from the Suffolk County Board of Elections.
2. 'Serial Burglar' Faces Life in Prison for South Fork Burglaries
Justin T. Bennett, who was arrested last month after an investigation into dozens of burglaries in East Hampton and Southampton towns, could spend life in prison.
Assistant District Attorney Michelle Chiuchiolo, who works in the Suffolk County District Attorney's Major Crimes Bureau, said that Bennett, 35, is looking at 15 years on each of the 25 second-degree burglary charges handed down in the 27-count indictment on Nov. 1.
3. Sag Harbor Man Charged With Using A Rifle To Kill Farm Rooster
A 45-year-old Sag Harbor man is being charged with a felony after he allegedly shot and killed a rooster on Foster Farm in Sagaponack on Nov. 3.
According to police, Jameson Ellis was driving a 1999 Subaru down Main Street in Sagaponack at around 8:30 a.m. when he was stopped for an expired inspection sticker. When the officer questioned Ellis, he discovered a box of .22 caliber rifle bullets sitting in the front seat. The officer then noticed the .22 rifle in the back of the vehicle behind the driver.
Southampton High School’s varsity football team forfeited its last game of the season last week because of an incident in the locker room that is currently under police investigation.
To help pave the way for the merger take place, administrators at the Southampton-Tuckahoe school districts are turning to state officials, who were none too surprised that the proposed merger failed last week.
State Sen. Ken LaValle, R-Port Jefferson, said he requested two weeks before the vote that it be postponed because he felt it was not going to pass.