Week in Review: Corruption Bureau Subpoenas Police Documents; Stolen Dog Returned

Also in the week's news, Sag Harbor approves law to allow Greenport ferry, Southampton students wear hoodies in awareness campaign, and congressional candidate unveils jobs plan in Southampton.

The week's top news and some headlines you may have missed:

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Investigators from the county's Government Corruption Bureau subpoena Southampton Town Wednesday morning for documents said to contain "every confidential personnel police investigation from the police department from the years 1990-2009."

During a recent night out at dinner, Douglas DeGroot missed a call from an unfamiliar phone number. When he checked his voice mail, he heard the message he had been waiting more than 10 weeks to receive: "I have your dog, please call me." DeGroot last saw Charlie, his family's Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, on Feb. 13 at his home on Lumber Lane in Bridgehampton. He initially thought Charlie ran away, but later he learned from a neighbor that the dog had likely been stolen. He called the number back, spoke to the Patchogue woman who left the message, and by 11 p.m. the DeGroots and Charlie were reunited.

Bishop campaign fires back after being knocked around at Altschuler press conference in Southampton.

Hoodies show they believe what happened to Martin, and the authorities' response, was wrong, Southampton Intermediate School and High School students say.

Justice Peter H. Mayer of the New York State Supreme Court has ruled that the do not have power to regulate land that sits north of the Atlantic Ocean waterline — a decision the trustees say they will appeal.

A "cash mob" hit Sag Harbor May 6, the first of what promises to be many visits to small businesses on the South Fork by Cash Mob East End in an effort to bring community shopkeepers a needed influx of money.


Getting Southampton Town's financial house in order and preserving open space and waterways are two sides of the same coin, each dependent on the other, said Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst in her State of the Town address Thursday at . The address focused on the measures taken to provide both financial and environmental sustainability for Southampton's future, and plans in the works to keep the town on track toward balanced budgets and healthy water bodies.

With aquaculture and environmental impact concerns, village reps say they need more time to deliberate route of ferry proposed to connect Greenport and Sag Harbor.


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Also on County Road 39, police charge a Southampton man with circumventing an interlock device.

Police say Sag Harbor woman was pulled over after impeding traffic and was found to be intoxicated.

Also in the week's Southampton Town police files, an East Quogue woman says jewelry and medication were stolen from her home and a Southampton caretaker reports a copper theft.

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The Department of Environmental Conservation says the waters are now safe — but 315 acres outside the mouth of Weesuck Creek remain closed.

Bridgehampton's Philip Cammann presented with Nancy Makson Award of Excellence.

Historic property at 22 Windmill Lane undergoing a cleanup after citations.

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