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Week in Review: Flu Shots Hard to Come By; Ferry Fades Away

Also in the news, Crescendo Designs turns 10; and an international manhunt is underway for man suspected of killing nun.

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

Click the headlines for more on each story.


Flu shots were in scant supply in Southampton this week.

Hospital CEO Chaloner Picked as Southampton's Greatest Person of 2012
Readers choose Robert Chaloner for his leadership of Southampton Hospital.

Fallen Soldier's Family Plans to Build Resort for Veterans Returning from War
Chrystyna and Col. Frank Kestler will pay tribute to Lt. Joseph Theinert, who had ties to Sag Harbor, by building a no-fee resort on their New Mexico ranch for veterans and their families.

Barges of Boulders Shore Up Cow Neck After Sandy [AERIAL PHOTOS]
Pictures captured on Thursday by aerial photographer Jeff Cully, of East End Fine Arts Services in Quogue, illustrate the storm damage to the bluffs on the Great Peconic Bay, and the work being done to remediate it.

Program Lets Parents Take Control of Their Community
School safety expected to lead this year's discussion in Southampton.

Sag Harbor

Sag Harbor-Greenport Ferry Won't Return in 2013
Peconic Bay Water Jitney was a financial "bust," The Sag Harbor Express reports.

Sag Harbor Competes for 'Happiest Seaside Town' Title
Sag Harbor is among 10 finalists in Coastal Living Magazine's "Happiest Seaside Town in 2013" contest, and fans of the village have until the end of February to get their votes in.

Bulova Condo Project Progresses in Sag Harbor [AERIAL PHOTOS]
See the former watchcase factory's renovation into residences come together.

Business

Meet the Owners: Crescendo Designs Marks 10 Years
Brothers Chris and Mike Brody's Southampton audio/video and home control business serves the Hamptons and Manhattan.

VIDEO: French Designer Interviews Kathleen King of Tate's
Juliette Longuet drops in at Southampton Village bake shop to learn King's secrets.


Wine Enthusiast discovers the East End as a unique 2013 travel destination.

Schools

Supers: Extending School Easier Said Than Done
In his State of the State Address Wednesday, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo put forth an proposal designed to increase school standards and better educate students: Add more classroom time to the school calendar. To that end, he wants to offer competitive grants for schools that develop initiatives to improve student achievement — initiatives that must include at least 25 percent more learning time. It could be accomplished either by extending school days or the academic year.

Are You Confident in Southampton-Area School Safety?
Local schools review safety measures and security procedures in light of recent shootings nationally.

Southampton Village


After struggling to raise enough money to cover even a tenth of the cost of the project, Southampton Village received a check late last year for $100,000 toward the restoration of the  World War I monument at Agawam Park.


Dennis Roy takes helm of Southampton Fire Department; Mark Klinger leads Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance.


Ilene Beckerman came to Southampton from her hometown of Hampton, N.J., on Wednesday, rehearsed, and made her theater debut at opening night Thursday.  “I’m not an actress,” she said after the performance. "I am 77 and this is the first time I’ve ever been on a stage like that.”

Southampton Starbucks Rumors Persist
Do you want a Starbucks in Southampton Village?

Bells Ring Out in Southampton for Emancipation
Southampton Village celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Crime

International Manhunt Is on for Suspect in Nun's Death
Authorities hope Carlos Armando Ixpec-Chitay will turn himself in after Sister Jacqueline Walsh was fatally struck by an SUV in a hit-and-run.

Village Police Log: Man Stole Wildlife Camera
A 22-year-old is charged with larceny and trespassing.


Also reported to Southampton Town police: $1,444 drained from ATMs in Hampton Bays; rims missing from garage in Southampton; and a driver in Speonk flees after hitting pole.

Crimes Nearby: Bookkeeper Gets 30 Days for Embezzling $442K
Also on the East End: Riverhead teen charged with armed burglary; Man stabbed in Speonk; and a Hampton Bays man charged with performing sex acts with a child.

Real Estate


Homes start at $310,000.

Aerial Photos: Matt Lauer's Water Mill Horse Farm Comes Together
See the progress of Lauer's Edge of Woods Horse Farm.

Weird News

Many Theories Arise to Explain Black Cloud off Southampton Shore
Patch readers believe they know the source of mysterious black cloud captured in photos by a birdwatcher.

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