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Week in Review: Mansion Fire; Lawsuit Against Police

Also this past week, former supervisor considers another run; Peconic Institute gains nonprofit status; judge absolves police officer and Taser manufacturer in litigation.

The week of March 3 started with a threat of a snowy nor'easter, which turned out to be a much less severe rain and snow event, and there was a large fire at a $6 million mansion. The week also brought news on a lawsuit that has been ongoing against Southampton Village police for several years, plus news concerning a new lawsuit against Southampton Town police. In elections news, a former town supervisor confirmed she is considering another run for the office.

Top Headlines

AERIAL PHOTOS: Massive House Fire at $6 Million Noyac Mansion
Real estate listing says home is packed with sculptures and modern art.

Kabot Weighs Another Run for Town Supervisor
After losing her re-election bid for Southampton Town supervisor in 2009, then falling short in a 2011 write-in campaign to reclaim the seat, Quogue resident Linda Kabot is considering giving it another go.


Southampton Town and its police department are facing another lawsuit from another arrestee whose conviction was vacated due to the Suffolk County district attorney's review of more than 100 arrests involving a police officer who was reportedly addicted to drugs while on the job.

Governor Adds Saltwater Fishing License Repeal to Budget
Permanent repeal of state's controversial fee in the works, Assemblyman Fred Thiele says. 

Peconic Institute Gains Nonprofit Status
The Peconic Institute has officially been granted 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, a leap forward for the spiritual successor to the sustainability studies program at Stony Brook Southampton.

Marine Science Center Takes Shape at Stony Brook Southampton [AERIAL PHOTOS]
State-of-the-art $8.3 million marine sciences center will serve university’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.

Southampton Village


Court dismisses wrongful death claim against Southampton Village, but lets other claims proceed.

Southampton Village Resident Joins Housing Authority Board
Curtis Highsmith Jr. will serve as a member of the housing authority's board of directors.

Arts

'Motherhood Out Loud' Opens in Southampton
Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center presents humorous and moving views on a parenting.

Southampton Hospital

Hamptons Marathon Raises $27K for Southampton Hospital
Race has raised more than $220,000 for Southampton Hospital and Project MOST since 2008.

State-of-the Art Mammography Coming to Southampton Hospital
Ellen Hermanson Foundation underwrites purchase of tomosynthesis 3D imaging machine.

Southampton Hospital Gives Furniture to Community Center
As hospital cafeteria is renovated, tables and chairs get donated.

Police


Police said they responded to Main Street at 4:18 a.m. after receiving a complaint of a fight, and arrived to find a man on the ground bleeding. The man suffered injuries from being kicked and punched by several others, police stated.

Incident Reports: Porsche Found in Bushes
Also this week, a tank of heating oil taken from local business.

Town Police Log: Man Hid Hallucinogenic Mushrooms in Glovebox
Also among arrests made by the Southampton Town police, a Southampton man charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana.

Crimes Nearby: Man Charged After Fatal Crash
Also this week: Male teacher investigated for alleged incident in girls locker room; and alleged burglars arrested after crash.

Sports

Lady Mariners Win L.I. Class B Championship
The Southampton Lady Mariners defeated the Nassau County title-holders Thursday night, becoming the Long Island champions two years in a row.

Snow


Winter shows itself March 8.

Highway Super: Town Is Ready for More Snow
Alex Gregor says highway crews are notified they may be called back into work, and says residents may have to adjust their expectations after big snow events like the February blizzard.

Southampton Snow Removal Company Information
Do you know of a great snow plow service? Share their name and number.

Business

Hess to Quit Retail Gas Station Business
The oil business will now divest itself of 1,350 gas stations across the East Coast.

WATCH: Inside Jeweler Eric Messin's Design Studio
Southampton Village jeweler explains how he makes fine jewelry.

Obituaries


83-year-old served as the artistic director until 2012.

Thomas Goleski of Southampton Dies at 87
"T-Bone" was a World War II veteran.

More

WATCH: Peconic Baykeeper Appeals to Save The Kathy
Kevin McAllister said the Baykeeper's boat is in need of repair.

Southampton Town Trustees Launch Facebook Page
Trustee president said the page will help to inform the public.

Year-Round Evening Train to South Fork Starts
After being cut in 2010, a train arriving in Montauk around 7:30 p.m. is restored, according to the MTA.

PHOTOS: SoFo Searches for Salamanders
A record crowd trekked though the woods of Bridgehampton with the South Fork Natural History Museum to search for the endangered eastern tiger salamander in a secret pond.

Our Lady of the Hamptons Principal to Serve as Grand Marshal
Sister Kathryn Schlueter will lead Hampton Bays' annual parade.

WATCH: Dan's Papers Makes 'Harlem Shake' Video
The latest local entry in the popular Internet meme comes from East End newspaper.

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