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Week in Review: Ferry to Link Sag Harbor, Greenport; County Finances in Peril

Also in the week's news, intermediate school students will sculpt bones for genocide awareness and Southampton Village is looking to revise its fencing code to let homeowners keep deer from destroying their landscaping.

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.


A military spokesman said M1117s that drove through Southampton, East Hampton and Southold were not on the East End for a funeral, as previously reported.


The last day to take Southampton Town's hamlet priority survey was supposed to be Friday, but now the town is giving residents until March 30 to give their input on what projects they want to see in their communities.


There was a scare at in Sagaponack on Thursday afternoon when a deck in the rear of the building caught fire, according to Bridgehampton firefighters. Gary Horsburgh, the first assistant fire chief for , said employees had dumped ashes in a receptacle outside and the wind blew hot embers under the deck.

Schools


Melissa Mitchell's 8th grade class will make bones out of clay as part of the nationwide One Million Bones project designed to raise awareness of genocide.


Civil Service employees will also forgo pay increases as district aims to comply with tax cap.

Faces of Southampton


Greg Rogan knows that he may have only months to live, but rather than letting himself become consumed in self pity or agony he decided he wants to do something positive with his remaining time.

Deer


It's man vs. deer, it seems, in Southampton Village, where legislation aims to keep deer from destroying expensive landscaping. Up for discussion at the Southampton Village Board meeting Thursday was a proposed law that would give homeowners the option of erecting fencing in their front yards in order to keep the deer population — which admittedly has become problematic, noted Mayor Mark Epley — at bay.


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation releases 2011 deer intake numbers.

Slide Shows & Video


Southampton Elementary School's "Authors & Illustrators Day" on Tuesday attracted children's book writers and artists from near and far.


Southampton Inn hosted a kick-off luncheon Wednesday to show their appreciation to local animal welfare and rescue organizations for agreeing to become part of PetFest 2012. PetFest will be held at the Bridgehampton Historical Society Corwith Museum on June 9, 2012.


Honorary Chair Donny Deutsch hosted the annual celebration "CMEE in the City" on Feb. 29 to benefit the Children's Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. Guests were entertained by Bryan Batt of "Mad Men" and they honored the impactful work of CMEE and two of the Museum’s greatest and dedicated supporters, Heidi and Jonathan Wald.


Hayground Forum at the in Bridgehampton held “Bread & Jazz,” the second event in the “Bread & …” series. This open community event featured the jazz stylings of Groove Gumbo.

County Budget


Following a report on Tuesday that the county's long-term fiscal outlook is even worse than previously imagined — a gaping $530 million hole through the 2013 budget year — County Legislator Jay Schneiderman said many people are working on mitigation plans, "and not all of them are painless."


With the county facing a three-year budget deficit of more than $500 million, Suffolk legislators have their own ideas about clawing back.

Crime


Sag Harbor Village Police Department arrest for the week of Feb. 28 through March 5.


Crimes and suspicious incidents from Feb. 27 to March 5 reported to Southampton Town police.


Southampton Village arrest reports for Feb. 28 through March 5.


Southampton Town police arrest reports for east of the Shinnecock Canal from Feb. 27 to March 4.

Business & Real Estate


After a failed attempt at launching a pedestrian ferry between the two villages last year, Response Marine has partnered with the Hampton Jitney and approached both villages with a revised proposal.


Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele proposes legislation allowing municipalities to deny a "formula" store permission to move to town.


LXTV co-founders Joseph Varet and Morgan Hertzan announced on Wednesday an agreement to purchase , a lifestyle network reaching more than 5 million of the most affluent viewers in the country across eight markets.


With 9,679 square feet of space, the posh Southampton mansion at 19 Sunninghill Road is the largest foreclosure on the East End market, with a price tag starting at $1.8 million.

Arts


"Les Liaisons Dangereuses," the French play that inspired the 1988 film "Dangerous Liaisons," directed by Stephen Frears and starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer, opens Thursday at the , starring top local talent.

Opinion


A round-up of reader comments on an East Hampton man's film that explores illegal immigration in the United States.


Montauk Point Lighthouse earns National Historic Landmark status, which begs the question: What else is a Long Island landmark?


Co-founder of East End Dem Women, and candidate for New York's first state Senate district, says, "religious freedom is allowing women the option to exercise their religious beliefs."

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