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Week in Review: Ban on Magazine Drops Pitched; CPR Lessons Come to High School

Also this week, witness recants part of assault story; hospital workers earn Liberty Award.

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

EMS Volunteers Bring Lifesaving Lessons to Southampton High
Through the efforts of the Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance and a student advocate for the American Heart Association, last week hundreds of young people were added to the ranks of locals who know how to perform CPR and use an automated external defibrillator.

Hospital Workers Earn NYS Senate Liberty Award for Service During Sandy
During and after Superstorm Sandy, in the face of power service disruptions and hazardous conditions, Southampton Hospital kept the lights on and remained up and running to serve the community, thanks in no small part to the hospital's facilities and engineering team.

Committee Pitches Ban on Nuisance Magazine Dropoffs
Southampton Village looks to keep unwanted magazines from piling up on sidewalks.

Witness Now Says She Did Not See Alleged Assault Victim Grapple With Gagnon
After signing a deposition on Jan. 31 that states she witnessed a former Southampton Village cop and another man "fighting and choking each other out" at a bar, a Southampton woman said Sunday that she has since learned she was wrong about the second man's identity.

2 Town Police Sergeants File Discrimination Claims
Det. Sgt. Lisa Costa and Sgt. Susan Ralph submit complaints to the New York State Division of Human Rights, Newsday reports.

Former Sag Harbor Official Plans Forum on 'Unfairness of Arbitration Process'
Village mayor says he encourages residents, officials from other communities to attend.

2-Time Bishop Challenger Puts House on Market
Five years after purchasing a home in New York's First Congressional District, Randy Altschuler puts it back up for sale.

Community Preservation Fund Revenue Hits 5-Year High
Southampton Town CPF brings in $7.49 million in January, more than double the January 2012 total.

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Arts

Bay Street Theatre Plans Listening Tour
The trustees of Bay Street Theatre are interested in learning what kinds of shows will attract younger audiences, and to that end a six-month listening tour is being planned.

Politics & Elections

Southampton May Need New County Legislator; Schneiderman Gets Nod for East Hampton Race
Legislator Jay Schneiderman recieves GOP nomination for East Hampton Town supervisor.

Southampton GOP Seeks Candidates for Town Election
The Southampton Town Republican Committee is asking qualified residents to put their names forward as possible candidates in the 2013 town elections. Not only is control of the Town Board at stake, but the town clerk and highway superintendent elections fall this year. Additionally, all five Town Trustee seats are up for election.

Ernie Wruck Named to Peconic Republicans Executive Committee
A newly formed organization aimed at unifying the Republican voice on the East End has chosen its executive committee.

Youth Service


Southampton's Sea Scout Ship 908 — a maritime unit of the Boy Scouts of America — is setting up a shellfish hatchery at Conscience Point Marina in North Sea with the ultimate goal of establishing an oyster reef in North Sea Harbor and contributing to clam beds in western Shinnecock Bay, to help clean up local waters and protect marine life.

Town Offers Grants to Youth Groups for Service Projects
Southampton Town's Youth Advisory Committee is offering grants to local youth groups to help complete projects that serve the community

Business

Citarella’s Plans Southampton Village Market
Hampton Road location goes before planning board, The Southampton Press reports.

Real Estate

Real Estate Firm Halstead Property Comes to Southampton Village
New York-metropolitan area real estate firm Halstead Property, which is looking to expand its footprint in the Hamptons, has opened a temporary office in Southampton Village and plans to move into a ground floor office this spring.

Is This the Cheapest House for Sale in Southampton Village?
How much for a three-bedroom on a 0.1-acre lot?

Sports

Killer Bees Come Up Short Against Babylon in B-C-D Game
After taking the Suffolk County Class D Championship and then defeating the C-qualifiers, the Bridgehampton Killer Bees fell to the Babylon Panthers in the B-C-D playoff game Saturday afternoon, 45-34.

Southampton Falls to Babylon in Class B Basketball Championship
The Southampton Mariners boys varsity basketball team fell short Wednesday in the Suffolk County Class B final.

Bridgehampton Killer Bees Take Class C-D Title
Bridgehampton overcame C-qualifier Stony Brook on Wednesday, taking the title of Suffolk County Class C-D Champions.

Southampton Wrestlers Head to State Championships
Four Southampton High School wrestlers placed during the Division II tournament at Center Moriches High School, including two who were named county champions and advanced to compete this weekend for state titles.

Crime


Also among recent arrests in Southampton Village, police arrest two serial burglars.

Town Police: DWI Arrests Follow Traffic Stops
Two men nabbed in Water Mill.


Also this week, a diamond ring, flatscreen TV and more were reported taken.

Crimes Nearby: Community Outcry Leads to Drug Arrest
East End Drug Task Force searches a Greenport home and comes up with drugs.

More

Know a Southampton Senior Citizen Who Deserves Recognition?
Nominations open for Suffolk County Senior Citizen Award.

Suffolk Notebook: Bellone Threatens to Close Foley Nursing Home
County executive promises to shut 264-bed nursing home soon if proposed sale isn't approved.

The Bridgehampton Museum — formerly known as the Bridgehampton Historical Society — is once again offering area high school seniors the chance to get published and win a $1,000 scholarship.


On Saturday, the Sag Harbor Yacht Club held a Winter Safety Seminar on its docks, to instruct its members on the safe and proper use of distress flares.

PHOTOS: Wölffer Celebrates Mardi Gras
Sagaponack got a taste of New Orleans Saturday night at Wölffer Estate Vineyard's annual Mardi Gras party with the HooDoo Loungers. Winemaker and new partner Roman Roth performed as well, singing from "Phantom of the Opera" and Elvis' repertoire.

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