Week in Review: 2 Killed in Crash; Teacher Arrested With Loaded Gun

Also in the week's news, Bay Street gets a new lease, and a Southampton Town code enforcement officer is arrested in a major drug bust.

Took a look back at the week's top headlines and some news you may have missed:

Family Fights for Boy to Play on Field Hockey Team
Southampton's Keeling Pilaro told he can't play on the traditionally female varsity team for another season, Newsday reports. Athletic director says school is appealing to Section XI to let him play.

Shellfishing in Sag Harbor has been temporarily closed after a marine biotoxin was discovered in shellfish samples. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday that harvesting of shellfish and carnivorous gastropods Sag Harbor Cove and Upper Sag Harbor Cove have been temporarily closed.

Southampton Town legislation would create a new zoning district to ensure Stony Brook Southampton and Suffolk Community College campuses remain colleges into the future.

Southampton Town Board considers resolution that would send trucks to Scuttle Hole Road and Montauk Highway instead.

During Southampton's Great East End Clean-Up event residents went to work, cleaning up parks and public right-of-ways.

Fatal Accident

Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation gathered at the East Gate Road entrance of the Saturday morning to mourn two fellow Shinnecocks who died during a predawn one-car crash there.

The driver, Jason "Tek" King, 33, and passenger Duane "D.L." White, 22, were pronounced dead at the scene. Two other passengers, Awan J. Gumbs, 31, and Brian N. Bess Jr., 18, are hospitalized with multiple non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Emotions were running high at the vigil Saturday morning, on Southampton Village property just outside the reservation. Mary McKenzie, a reporter for News 12, and camerawoman Elizabeth Sagarin said that when they attempted to film the vigil, an attendee threw their tripod, breaking it, someone threw a glass that broke, and a man fired a pistol into the air multiple times.

A few minutes later, another round of shots was heard — this time further away from the vigil.

The Shinnecock Indian Nation will come together to heal and support one another, tribal trustee and father of crash victim says.


Bay Street Theatre Strikes 10-Year Lease Accord; Search Continues for Permanent Home
The directors of and the landlord of their facility have inked a new deal that will keep the stage lights on for up to 10 years while Bay Street finds a permanent home.

Artist Completes 3rd Mural for Hospital Before Reuniting With Spouse in Military
Working down to the wire, the artists of recently put the finishing touches on their third mural donated to , just weeks before the lead artist leaves the East End to be reunited with his spouse, who is returning from serving in Afghanistan.

'Royal Pains' Seeks Hamptons Extras for Season 4
USA Network cable show "Royal Pains," about a physician who makes housecalls for the Hamptons elite as well as the everyman, is returning to the area to shoot scenes for its fourth season — and a casting agency is looking for local people to be background actors.


Blue Duck Bakery Cafe Snags Top Honors
One of America’s best breads can be found on the East End, according to Saveur magazine. The Blue Duck Bakery Cafe, with locations in Southold and — and one soon to come in Riverhead — has received a nod of recognition from Saveur.

Patch readers favor Southampton Village florist.

First sustainable vineyard certification program in the eastern U.S. takes shape.

Southampton Village

Southampton Village Adopts $24.5M Budget
Budget calls for 3.8 percent spending increase and 5.34 percent tax levy hike.

Windmill Lane's Rhodes House Clean Up Starts
A blighted property on Windmill Lane that has been a thorn in the side of Southampton Village officials was recently given a once over and junk that has accumulated over the years was removed.

PHOTOS: Students Recognized for Bag Designs
Southampton, Tuckahoe and Our Lady of the Hamptons classes participate in a design contest for Southampton Village's official reusable bag.

's Hidden Cellar Society, a wine club for young wine lovers, held a meet-up at Wednesday night, where members could have a glass of wine produced in Sagaponack or a draft brewed in Southampton Village.


Bras crafted by fashion designers and artists auctioned off for as much as $1,500 Thursday night at breast cancer benefit in Southampton.

"Taste of Tuckahoe" draws huge crowd to 230 Elm to sample local flavors.

National Meningitis Association recognizes Southampton actress, activist and philanthropist Sara Herbert-Galloway and fiancé Barry Klarberg of Monarch Wealth & Business Management.

For Autism Awareness Month, Give a Buck
April is National Autism Awareness Month and the Flying Point Foundation for Autism, based in Water Mill, is asking everyone to do their part — a very small part — by donating $1.

Crime & Courts

Southampton Village police say Riverhead teacher had a semiautomatic .45.

Six Busted After Drug Task Force Investigation
Over the past week, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota announced that six local residents — including a Southampton Town noise control officer — were arrested after an ongoing investigation by the East End Drug Task Force.

Kmart Employee Charged With Felony Theft
A 21-year-old employee of the store in Bridgehampton, Cowan Gumbs, was arrested April 21 by and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a class-E felony.

Police say Sag Harbor man called the Coast Guard when he lost his way.

The Hampton Bays man accused of crashing his truck in North Sea and fleeing the scene turned himself in last week.

Identity theft, larceny, burglary and criminal mischief reported from Riverside to Bridgehampton.

Also in the week's police blotter, criminal possession of stolen property and burglary.


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