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Sag Harbor Fire Department Chief Pete Garypie said that a Quackenbush Cesspool truck and a Jeep collided head-on Wednesday, just before 9:15 a.m. on North Haven. The female driver of the Jeep was extricated, Garypie said. She was then airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center. She was conscious and alert, said Garypie, who was first on scene. He said she was in stable condition when the Medevac took off from Havens Beach. The driver of the cesspool truck was not injured, Garypie said.
Village will take over ownership of small beach at heart of Sag Harbor.
In response to steadily increasing ridership, another Sunday train leaving the Hamptons will run for the remainder of the summer, the Long Island Rail Road recently announced. The extra service will be offered on Aug. 19 and 26, as well as on Labor Day, Sept. 3. The new addition brings the total number of trains departing the Hamptons on summer Sundays to nine.
Gaming contract controversy results in removal of elected officials.
Keith S. Greene, 35, of Hampton Bays was found at Wyandanch Lane Beach.
On television, he was known as "K-Grease," a fan favorite contestant on the second season of reality show "Hell's Kitchen" — but on the South Fork, Keith Greene was known as a selfless friend and family man who was dedicated to his craft.
Visitations Sunday, followed by funeral Monday.
County Road 39
A new incarnation of controversial and oft-derided anti-speeding billboards that once stood along County Road 39 in Southampton may be in store as part of an effort to reduce accidents on the highly traveled roadway.
After July 24 accident on County Road 39 snarled traffic in Southampton for nearly six hours, officials concerned what would happen in a disaster situation.
Southampton man arrested after 2011 incident in Hampton Bays, cops say.
Also among the incidents recently reported to Southampton Town police, three flats screens stolen during a burglary in East Quogue, and an identity thief bilks P.C. Richard.
Also among the week's arrests, the East End Drug Task Force charges Hampton Bays man with illegally selling prescription pills.
Also among the week's arrests in Southampton Village, a Southampton man arrested for three counts of drug possession, police say.
Also among the week's arrests, a Hampton Jitney worker is accused of shorting the company by underreporting the number of bus passengers and pocketing the difference.
Rep. Tim Bishop, D-Southampton, is firing back at a Politico.com report that claims the five-term congressman's re-election campaign tried to shake down a wealthy Southampton resident in exchange for a favor. In the story, Politico said Eric Semler, a hedge fund manager, needed help getting a fireworks permit as part of his son's Bar Mitzvah party in late May. With the celebration date fast approaching, he turned to Bishop for help. Bishop's daughter and fundraiser, Molly Bishop, then emailed Semler looking for a campaign contribution, according to the report. But Bishop said Semler's request and any solicitations from his campaign were in no way connected.
Two Democrats competing in a primary election for their party's nomination to race against New York State Sen. Kenneth LaValle will face off in a debate Aug. 29 in Southampton. The League of Woman Voters of the Hamptons will host the debate at between Bridget Fleming, of Noyac, and Jennifer Maertz, of Rocky Point.
Investigation into the death of hundreds of crabs continues.
Suffolk County says its records indicate that there were no "adulticide" applications by Vector Control around Shinnecock Bay this year.
When real estate developers Jim and Jim Eckel, father and son, decided to get into the restaurant business, they envisioned an eatery that would be upscale and would satisfy discerning customers in Southampton — while having something for everyone. They brought in friend David Wiesneski, who has more than 25 years of experience in food service, to be manager and co-owner, and opened at their shopping center at 850 County Road 39. “We wanted to be more upscale then a deli, but we didn’t want to get into fine dining either," Wiesneski said. "We wanted it to be fast, casual and affordable.”
Star has Thai food at Sag Harbor restaurant.
A caravan of food trucks drove down to the grounds in Bridgehampton on Friday for The Great Food Truck Derby, an event to benefit Hayground School and Jeff's Kitchen, which teaches culinary arts to local kids.