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Week in Review: Military Convoy Turns Heads; Tuckahoe Supermarket Proposal Is Back

Also in the week's news, a federal appeals court says a district court was wrong in ruling that there was insufficient evidence that a former Southampton Village police sergeant was discriminated against.

Took a look back on the week's top headlines, and catch some news you might have missed.

Click on the headlines for more on each story.


The armored vehicles seen throughout the East End Thursday and Friday were here for a military funeral.


Two separate lawsuits filed against Southampton Village and village officials by the same ex-cop were the subject of state and federal appeals courts' decisions this month. A state appeals court agreed with a lower court that had tossed out former Sgt. Christopher Broich's $1 million defamation lawsuit against three Village Board members. But a federal appeals court, ruling the same week on a separate case, said that a District Court erred in determining that Broich did not provide sufficient evidence that he was discriminated against based on race when he was passed over for a promotion.


When filmmaker was driving to the South Fork during the making of his first film, "King of the Hamptons," he never paid much mind to the man standing in front of the in Southampton with signs like, "When they jumped the fence, they broke the law." That is, until one day, when he got stuck at a red light and the Neil Diamond song "America" came on the radio. With a video camera in hand, he pulled over and started interviewing the protestor, Tom Wedell. It was the start of his second film, "They Come to America," a documentary that takes a nonpartisan look at the human and financial cost of illegal immigration.


For the sake of a prey fish species important to the marine food chain, the Southampton Town Trustees installed a fish ladder Thursday at a creek in North Sea that they hope will result in more fish surviving migration.


It’s a question that sounds simple, but is far from it: “What is a flame?”
Actor Alan Alda, a Bridgehampton resident and founding member of the Stony Brook University Center for Communicating Science, asked that very question when he was 11 years old and the answer “left him in the dark,” according to . Now, 65 years later, Alda is posing the question to scientists again, this time in a challenge to find the most clear, engaging and meaningful way for an 11-year-old to understand.


Town releases online survey in an effort to gauge the public's views on projects as they relate to the town's planned development district legislation.

Faces of Southampton


It was a little more than five years ago when then-troubled welcomed a new president and CEO, Robert Chaloner, a long-time hospital administrator experienced in steering medical facilities through choppy waters.


A Southampton woman has been nominated for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Long Island Chapter’s 2012 “Man & Woman of the Year” campaign, and now she is relying on others to donate to the Society's causes to put her over the top.

Slide Shows


Aerial photographer Jeff Cully got these photos of the new Parrish Art Museum under construction in Water Mill on Tuesday.


Read Across America and the birthday of Dr. Seuss were observed Friday at schools and libraries locally and across the county by reading "The Lorax," and at , the celebration included planting seeds, in line with the environmental themes of "The Lorax."

Crime


Westhampton Beach resident and former owner of Magic's Pub Donald MacPherson, who was George Guldi's co-defendant in a $82 million mortgage stacking scheme was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison on Monday afternoon by a Suffolk County judge.


A 68-year-old Sag Harbor woman was charged with driving while intoxicated on Feb. 19 after her SUV struck another vehicle head-on in Bridgehampton, according to police.


Also in the Southampton Village police logs, a Sag Harbor teen is charged with drug possession.


In this week's police files, burglaries and car thefts reported from Flanders to Sagaponack.


Southampton Town police arrest reports for east of the Shinnecock Canal from Feb. 20 to Feb. 26.

Business &
Real Estate


A controversial supermarket development project proposed in Tuckahoe is coming back before the Southampton Town Board in a scaled-down version.


Chef-owner Matthew Guiffrida's much anticipated Muse in the Harbor opened Thursday on Sag Harbor's Main Street, bringing with it the New American cuisine that made its predecessor, Muse Restaurant & Aquatic Lounge, a hit in Water Mill.


The Southampton Hospital Thrift Store moved out of its Main Street location in 2008 for a smaller leased space on West Main Street, and the original building, owned by the hospital, is still on the market.


The two men behind in Sag Harbor have a new venture: The Anchor, a year-round seafood restaurant on Noyac Road expected to open in time for summer, Edible East End reports.

Wölffer Estate Vineyard's winemaker Roman Roth, Roanoke Vineyards' owner Richard Pisacano and Russell Hearn, a partner in Premium Wine Group in Mattituck, are a few Long Island Wine Country figures to talk to The Sag Harbor Express recently about the cooperative spirit of their local industry.

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