East End Notebook: Woman Killed in Pile-Up on LIE

Also this week, the Newtown shooting hit close to home, while a man was convicted for lying to federal agents.


Memorial for Newtown Shooting Victims Forms in East Hampton

A temporary memorial for the 26 victims of the Newtown school shooting is being erected in East Hampton.

Twenty-six Christmas trees with the names of each of the victims will be placed near the Hook Mill, according to Kathy Byrnes, who coordinated the memorial with Gerry Mooney, whom she works with at Windmill Village.

Mayor Paul Rickenbach Jr. and village administrator Larry Cantwell gave Byrnes the go-ahead as soon as she asked permission to use the village-owned property this morning, she said on Monday afternoon.


New Suffolk Waterfront Fund to Move Historic Galley Ho Back From Bay

For decades, the wooden building that once housed the Galley Ho restaurant stood only 18 feet from Peconic Bay on the small New Suffolk waterfront property at the end of New Suffolk Road.

But after Hurricane Sandy swept through and undermined the structure’s aging foundation and bulkhead that was supposed to protect the building from storm surges, members of the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund have decided that it’s time to relocate the old Galley Ho. The building won’t go too far — the plan is to find a spot on the now-preserved waterfront property about 50 feet away from the bay rather than 18 feet. Plans to renovate the place and reinstate use as a restaurant are also in the works.


Brother of Fatal Hit-And-Run Suspect Found Guilty of Lying to Cops

The brother of a man who reportedly killed a nun in Water Mill during a hit-and-run in mid-July, was found guilty on Wednesday for lying to federal agents about communicating with his brother in the hours after the crash.

According to 27East, Miguel Ixpec-Chitay – who was arrested in September by Immigrations Customs Enforcement officials and tried in a federal court in Central Islip – was convicted of making a materially false statement and will be sentenced on Jan. 8.

Ixpec-Chitay's brother, Carlos, is wanted after police say he fatally struck 59-year-old Sister Jackie Walsh.


School Officials: Armed Guards in Schools No Cure

Westhampton Beach and Hampton Bays superintedents have both responded to statements made on Friday by the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre on the Sandy Hook Tragedy in which he called for armed guards at every school in America.



A 35-car pileup on the Long Island Expressway killed a Blue Point woman and injured 33 on Wednesday, closing the highway and backing up traffic for miles, Suffolk County Police said.

Police said the accident, which happened in Shirley just west of the William Floyd Parkway, was caused when a tractor-trailer carrying storm debris driven by Raymond Simoneau, 42, of Rockingham, VT, struck several cars and caused a chain of accidents on what is Long Island's busiest major highway. Police said 35 cars were damaged, and the tractor-trailer as well as two other vehicles burst into flames.

Irwin December 22, 2012 at 04:38 PM
why can't the Nassau and Suffolk police be stricter on LIE truck speeders? Obviously, it's criminal to drive the was it's done.


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