The week's top headlines and some news you might have missed:
It's official: Southampton Town Councilwoman Bridget Fleming, D-Noyac, has confirmed that she will toss her hat into the ring and run for State Senate this fall against long-time incumbent Kenneth P. LaValle, who plans to fight to retain his seat.
A Riverside man sentenced in 2011 on felony drug charges - according to the District Attorney's Office - is reportedly seeking $50 million in damages, and according to his attorney, will have another lawsuit on the way.
Last Friday — the start of Memorial Day weekend — several new shops opened for the first time in Southampton Village, capitalizing on the holiday crowds.
Some businesses are summer pop-ups, that will close shortly after Labor Day, but others expect to remain open year round, joining the fabric of the village business district.
For months, in anticipation of another active summer in Southampton Village, the Village Board has discussed best practices to deter noise and other quality of life violations generated by area nightclubs and bars.
One of 2011’s frequent trouble spots, according to village officials, was 136 Main Street, then known as Nello Summertimes. Nello’s closed after last summer and , a Greek restaurant and bar, but the new identity has apparently changed nothing when it comes to noise complaints.
A homeless man who pleaded guilty to following a performance in Bayport will be sentenced June 13 to eight years in state prison, according to the Suffolk district attorney’s office.
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