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Southampton Town Police Detective Sgt. Lisa Costa identified the driver who crashed into a tree on North Haven and died as Charles F. Edwards, 56, of Calverton. Southampton Hospital emergency room doctors pronounced him dead at 2:26 p.m., about two hours after the accident occurred, Costa said.
A white-sided dolphin washed up on a Sagaponack beach Thursday, one of two cetaceans to be discovered dead on South Fork beaches this week. The dolphin had died within the past couple days, and the necropsy is being performed to try to determine what contributed to the dolphin’s death, Robert DiGiovanni, the executive director and senior biologist of the , said. There was no obvious sign of trauma, he added.
'Newsday' article says DEC report indicates arson; county officials say cause still remains under investigation.
In a 4-0 vote, the Southampton Town Board on Friday suspended Lt. James Kiernan for 38 days without pay for a pdeadersonnel mater that the town will not disclose.
In three successive press conferences on Monday, Republican congressional candidate Randy Altschuler plans to roll out his jobs plan, starting with a 9 a.m. conference in Southampton — the hometown of Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Bishop.
After 16 years, the founding brewer of , Phil Markowski, has moved on to help found a new brewery in Stratford, Conn.
Manhattan restaurateurs Nello Balan and Thomas Makkos' former Nello Summertimes space in Southampton Village is now Nammos Estiatorio. The seasonal Greek and Mediterranean restaurant, at the corner of Main Street and Post Crossing, specializes in charcoal grilled whole-fish entrees.
Patch readers say Southampton Village restaurant is the place to show Mom appreciation.
Southampton Elementary School assistant principal will move to High School as search is conducted for permanent principal.
Newly appointed interim head emphasizes local and global community.
Performers, set designers, playbill artists and stage managers from Pierson, Southampton and Ross recognized.
Led by teacher Sue Denis, a group of students were among 80 volunteers from all over the state who traveled to Albany on Wednesday to encourage their legislators to pass the CPR in Schools Bill, which would enable every student in New York State to learn CPR before graduating high school. CPR has been taught at Pierson since 1994, and since then, 16 lives have been saved, according to the American Heart Association, which organized the lobby day.
The East End Women’s Network has announced its annual student scholarship competition, available to any female senior attending high school on the East End. The winner of the competition will receive $1,000 and the runner-up will get $500. Judging is based on grade average, community and school involvement, reference letters, goals, and an essay on about why it is important for women to support one another. Eligibility is offered to female high school seniors in any of the five East End towns — Riverhead, Southampton, Southold, Shelter Island, and East Hampton — in addition to Eastport Manor High School and Shoreham-Wading River High School.
Crime & Emergency
In lieu of $500,000 cash bail or a $1 million bond, Charlotte DePersia has been locked up in the Suffolk County Correctional Facility since April 10, when she was arraigned for allegedly violating her probation for drunk driving and vehicular assault. The victims of the Nov. 27, 2010 crash in Bridgehampton — which led to the East Hampton woman's probation — already felt violated when DePersia wasn't imprisoned for her repeat drunk driving offense. And now they are refusing to meet with the judge who promised that DePersia would finally be sent to upstate prison if she consumed alcohol while on probation.
Firefighters free crash victim trapped in Volvo Monday afternoon.
A school bus carrying athletes was rear-ended Wednesday evening while stopped at a railroad crossing on County Road 39, according to authorities, with no injuries reported.
Police say man refused breath tests.
Also among the week's reports to the Southampton Town police, a woman reports a flasher on a Southampton beach.
Also in the week's police log's, a man is charged with aggravated DWI on Sebonac Inlet Road.
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In recent years, there have been talks of selling Village Hall and using the proceeds to construct an environmentally sustainable building on Windmill Lane — but the Village Board dropped the idea after a public outcry. Many wanted Southampton Village Hall to remain on Main Street in its current space. Residents and business owners cited the historic nature of the building and the character of the village as well as the foot traffic that Village Hall brings to downtown businesses.
"He was on his way to a brighter and productive life — an amazing young man who was loved."
"Jason was a mentor, a friend, a practical joker, a warrior and beneath the sometimes hard exterior was a loving man."
Participants from 4 to 87 years old crossed the finish line at the Katy's Courage 5K on Saturday in Sag Harbor, where the 1,100 runners and walkers helped raise $30,000.
Since August 2011, the site of the Bull’s Head Inn at the northeast corner of Montauk Highway and the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton has been undergoing a transformation, soon to emerge as a new hotel and restaurant in a restored Greek Revival renamed the Topping Rose Inn. During the planning and research process, some of the history of the site that was forgotten over the years was unearthed, according to Robert Strada, of Amagansett, a consultant working with the owners and construction managers on the historic documentation of the inn and accessory buildings.
Drawing on funds collected through the Suffolk County Hotel/Motel Room Tax, the County Legislature and County Executive Steve Bellone awarded South Fork arts organizations $72,000 on April 24.
New bike lanes and upgrades to existing bike routes slated for spring 2013.
A view from the sky of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons expansion on St. Andrews Road.
Next group begins meeting May 9.