Week in Review: Police Overtime; Hundreds Swapped for Singles; Bag Ban

Also this week: A fire in Water Mill, park equipment approved for Bridgehampton and political contributions returned.

Take a look back at Southampton's top stories for the past week, or catch the news you missed:

Politics & Election

ETHICS COMPLAINT TOSSED: Southampton Town Republican Committee Chairman William Wright's request for an investigation into a campaign video by Anna Throne-Holst for Supervisor that includes scenes inside town hall with town employees.

KABOT WRITE-INS: It will be a week or more past Election Day when the Suffolk County Board of Elections reveals how many write-in votes former Southampton Town Supervisor Linda Kabot receives, 27east reports.

CAMPAIGNS BROUGHT TO WEB: A number of candidates in Southampton Town, including Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, write-in candidate Linda Kabot, and town board candidates Bridget Fleming, Brad Bender and Bill Hughes have , spreading their radio ads and other messages through YouTube channels and their campaign websites.

CONTRIBUTION OVERAGES RETURNED: Former Southampton Town Supervisor Linda Kabot, waging a write-in campaign to regain the seat, recently accused incumbent Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst of accepting more than $10,000 above the legal limit for campaign contributions set by the New York State Board of Elections this year. But to the donors and that for the most part, the donors had reissued the funds to the town and county Democratic committees.

Town Board

BOARD DEBATES CPF BORROWING: Following up on a conversation that he had with the Southampton Town Board at the beginning of August, Bob Anrig, the chairman of the town's Community Preservation Fund Advisory Committee, said on Friday that he feared a to make CPF purchases had become a "political hot potato" amid election season, and urged the board once again to consider borrowing while real estate values and interest rates are low.

PARK FOR BRIDGEHAMPTON: Southampton Town Councilwoman Nancy Graboski garnered support on Friday to spend just more than $35,000 from the Bridgehampton Park Reserve Fund for to be constructed in Bridgehampton.

POLICE OVERTIME FUNDING: The Southampton Town Board on Friday heard a few reasons why it , however, other questions — namely, what will the department do to fund overtime for the rest of the year — remained unanswered, and will have to wait until this upcoming Friday.


PRINCIPALS CHALLENGE STATE: Hundreds of Long Island public school principals are challenging the state Education Department and , including the Bridgehampton, Southampton and Sag Harbor high school principals. "We should have well thought out systems and processes in terms of how we evaluate and how we run our programs," Southampton High School principal Timothy Mundell said. "We're running at breakneck speed."


DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE OF DRUGS CHARGE: New York State police arrested a Hampton Bays woman Wednesday night after they said she was caught driving down Montauk Highway in Southampton .

HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS REPLACED WITH SINGLES: The manager of AIG Wine and Spirits on Noyac Road told town police that sometime between late 2010 and Oct. 19, someone went into the basement of his home, in the same location as the liquor store, and took $185,000 in $100 bills. , according to police. There was no sign of a break-in or forced entry and police are investigating. Officers noted the incident could be domestic in nature.

BELT BUCKLE ASSAULT: A 29-year-old Sag Harbor man told Southampton Town police that he was driving on Scuttle Hole Road in Bridgehampton Wednesday when he was followed then forced to stop and , according to police reports.


WATER MILL FIRE: The Southampton Fire Department and several other departments responded to in Water Mill on Friday night.


BAG BAN BEGINS: This Sunday, Southampton Village environmental advocates will see their effort to outlaw single-use plastic shopping and take-out bags at village stores and markets come to fruition as .

ATV ENFORCEMENT: “There is no natural disease or weather phenomenon that ,” said Dick Amper, the executive director of the Long Island Pine Barrens Society. ATVs and quads tear up the forest floor, create erosion and kill plants, he said. They are also a danger to hikers, he added.

Art & Music

SOUTHAMPTON GRAD VIES FOR 'GLEE': Southampton High School graduate Dorothy Mackey, 19, is auditioning for a chance to  

ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Lynn Matsuoka is famous for her in scenes that very few ever get to see. She prides herself on becoming “a fly on the wall” while documenting her subjects, but Matsuoka’s work is anything but inconspicuous.

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