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Week in Review: Southampton Responds to Newtown Shooting

Also in the week's news, the brother of a fatal hit-and-run suspect is found guilty of lying to authorities, and county officials are poised to give Long Wharf back to Sag Harbor Village.

Take a look back on the week's top news and some headlines you may have missed.

Newtown


"We want to dedicate ourselves to doing something different as we join the whole nation in pausing and remembering those who died last week in Newtown," said the Rev. Alison Cornish.

Local Leaders From All Walks Attend School Safety Roundtable
Over three dozen representatives from school, police, government, fire, ambulance organizations attended a meeting on Tuesday night in Hampton Bays.

PHOTOS: Newtown Memorial Goes Up in Bridgehampton
Twenty-six wreaths were placed around Founders' Monument in Bridgehampton Thursday evening, one for each victim of last week's shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Local FDs Split Over Sounding Alarms for Newtown Victims
Some local fire departments were expected to participate by sounding their alarms 26 times at 9:45 a.m. on Friday.  Others, fearing stresses it may cause on people unaware of the ceremony – as well as dispatchers – during a week many are already on edge, decided not to participate.

Cuomo Calls on Feds to Renew Assault Weapon Ban
Governor says issue of gun control better tackled at the federal level.


Notices go out to parents at home, on school websites.

Support for Newtown School Shooting Victims Pours In
Well-wishers from New York to abroad send thoughts, prayers and other support to Newtown.

Suffolk County

County Legislators OK Long Wharf Transfer
Sag Harbor wharf poised to revert to village hands.

County Gives Domestic Violence Victims Resource To Call 911
Legislator Jay Schneiderman sponsored a bill that allowed county to transfer phones over to The Retreat.

Post-Sandy


Officials from Nassau and Suffolk say structurally sound dunes along the South Shore are a must to keep mainland Long Island safe from other Sandy-like storms.


Southampton Mayor Mark Epley overheard a conversation at work and ended up bringing toys for families in need on the South Shore bunches of gifts as a result.

Holidays

'Ugly Christmas Sweater Party' Becomes Tradition
Party is also a canned food drive for Sandy victims.

More Top Headlines

Brother of Fatal Hit-And-Run Suspect Found Guilty of Lying to Cops
Miguel Ixpec-Chitay was convicted of making a materially false statement to federal investigators, according to 27East.com.


After hearing from constituents, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has asked the state to look at re-opening two fisheries. On Thursday, Thiele sent a letter to Joe Martens, the commissioner of the State Department of Environmental Conservation, to consider opening New York's sea bass fishery in January 2013, in part because Superstorm Sandy caused "widespread destruction to the fishing industry."

Sag Harbor Beach Project Among Two Dozen in Area to Get State Funding
East End Tourism Alliance will also receive $335,000 through the New York State Regional Economic Development Council.

MTA to Hike LIRR Fares
Price for Long Island Rail Road trips to jump around 9 percent in March.

Crime


Southampton Town Police Department incident reports through Dec. 17.

Southampton Police Log: DWI and Shoplifting Arrests
Southampton Town Police reports through Dec. 17.

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