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Week in Review: 'Legs' Could Walk; Hamptons Reality Show Planned; Movie Shoots

Also in the week's news, "The Wiz" is getting a revival in Southampton and a Sag Harbor ice cream business expands.

Took a look back on the week's top headlines, and catch some news you might have missed.

Click on the headlines for more on each story.


Zoning Board of Appeals has hearing on whether Larry Rivers' "Legs" displayed on Vered Gallery owners' house is a nonconforming accessory structure.


A production company is planning to shoot a reality show in Montauk in July and August and is looking for 21- to 30-year-olds who are local to the Hamptons or plan to visit for the summer, according to a casting call circulating the Internet.


Though Randy Alstchuler, 2010 Republican candidate for Congress, has earned GOP, Conservative, and Tea Party support for a rematch against Tim Bishop, rival George Demos has promised a primary challenge.


With an astonishing median home value of $3.5 million, Sagaponack has retained the title of The Priciest Small Town in America, according to Bloomberg Businessweek's annual ranking.


Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church turns to Internet to increase outreach.

Southampton Village

Southampton Village Could Pierce Tax Cap
Village Board sets public hearing for law that would open the option of overriding state-mandated 2 percent tax cap.

Indie Thriller Movie Shoots in Southampton
Cameras were rolling at Catena's Market in Southampton Village as principal photography began on "Dark Was the Night," an independent thriller from Caliber Media Co.

'The Wiz' Gets Revival in Southampton
"The Wiz," a musical that takes at different tack at the telling of L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," will be performed in Southampton Village this August, but for those who can't wait there is a special free performance of fan favorite songs at Rogers Memorial Library on Sunday.

Business


BookHampton’s location in Southampton Village is temporarily closing up shop starting Monday. Charline Spektor, who co-owns BookHampton with her husband, Jeremy Nussbaum, said Friday that the store will be closed for about six weeks for renovations.


Bay Burger owners Joe and Liza Tremblay look to get their ice cream brand in store freezers around the East End, according to the Sag Harbor Express.


Southampton resident Betty Birnbaum recently finished filming a YouTube infomercial with East Hampton videographer Frank Vespe for her multipurpose household tool.

Crime


Town police incident reports logged between Feb. 13 and Feb. 19.

Village Police Log: Shoplifter Had Fake Social Security Card
Southampton Village Police Department arrest reports for Feb. 14 through Feb. 20.

Town Police Log: Man Ran Over Woman's Foot
Southampton Town police reports for east of the Shinnecock Canal from Feb. 13 to Feb. 19.

Empty in Southampton

Former Saks Still Needs a Tenant
The Saks Fifth Avenue store in Southampton Village closed in October 2010 citing sluggish sales, and the building has remained vacant since. What store or stores would you like to see at 1 Hampton Road?


What would you like to see happen with the Southampton Historical Museum's Capt. George White house?

Slide Shows


Led by SoFo President Sabin, SoFo Executive Director Frank Quevedo and SoFo nature educator Lindsey Rohrbach, 35 participants made their way through the nighttime darkened woods in Sagaponack.


Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks and the Who Dat Loungers performed Saturday at 's Mardi Gras Ball. Many revelers came out in their Mardi Gras best — including masks.

Opinion


On Thursday, Patch asked readers, if they think there should be a tattoo parlor on the East End of Long Island.

What Was the Town Like When You Were a Kid?
Twitter is great for starting some fun, random conversations with its trending topics, and for Wednesday a popular topic trending is #BackWhenIWasAKid.


The Rev. Dr. Katrina Foster and Bishop Robert Rimbo, the bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, discuss the challenges the church faces and current issues, including birth control and the presidential race, in this episode of "The Hamptons Lutheran Parish."

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