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Week in Review: Woman Dies After House Fire

Also in the week's news, the Peconic Jitney is unlikely to return; more charges are filed against hidden camera suspect; and Southampton Village police say man embezzled $250k.

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

Elderly Woman Rescued From Burning House Dies
An act of heroism ended in sadness Friday, when news spread that an elderly woman rescued from a burning house in Southampton Village on Thursday later died. Southampton Village police said Friday that the victim, identified as Ona R. Masters, 95, died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Peconic Bay Water Jitney Unlikely to Stay Afloat
Report from the Southampton Press says new passenger ferry didn’t make enough money during its trial run between Greenport and Sag Harbor this summer.

Mandated Boating Safety Course Becomes Law
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signs bill Thursday that will require boat operators to take a course or face fines.

Bridgehampton Woman Pleads Guilty in 'Prom Houses' Case
Leslie Jennemann to pay $35,000 in fines, Newsday reports.

Town Orders Lutnick's Hedges Removed in Bridgehampton
New York Post reports that Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick put up 10-foot hedges as revenge on neighbors who fought his barn plan.

Crime


Level-two sex offender Robert Liguori now faces eight felony counts of unlawful surveillance after authorities say he recorded swimsuit models in a dressing room.


School superintendent says teacher Joe Johnson will be off the payroll through February.


Southampton Village Police arrest Joseph Abramski for alleged embezzlement from law firm.

Cops: Kid in Car During Bridgehampton DWI Accident
Passenger was 8 years old, police say.

Store Manager: Shoplifter Caught Red Handed
A woman was arrested at Flying Point Surf Boutique in Southampton Village Thursday evening.

Incident Reports: BMW Stuffed With Wedding Gifts Stolen
Also recently reported to town police, cases of beer stolen from an East Quogue restaurant, and someone illegally racks up $1,409 in charges on a gas card.

Village Police Log: Repeat DWI Offender's Truck Seized
Also among recent arrests in Southampton Village, a Manhattan woman with a suspended license charged with DWI after callers report a drunk person getting into her car in a grocery store parking lot.

Sag Harbor Police Log: DWI Suspect Resisted Arrest
Marco Rocano charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated.

Town Police Log: Drunk Driver Nearly Hit Cop Car
Also among the week's arrests in eastern Southampton Town, three more charged with DWI.

Arts

Q&A: Andean Flute Player Brings Music for the Soul to East End Festivals
Peruvian native Walter Purizaca worked his way up from agricultural laborer to professional Andean flute player — and one of the most recognizable faces at East End Festivals.

Southampton Town Hall

'Clerical Error' to Be Resolved With Next Tax Bill
Southampton School District residents were never charged for museum funding in latest tax bill.

Town Budget Clears Hurdle With Ease; Hearing Set
The public is invited to weigh in Oct. 23 on Southampton Town's proposed 2013 budget.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Birdhouse Auction Benefits Coalition for Women's Cancers [PHOTOS]
East End artist and breast cancer survivor Karyn Mannix started annual action

Shop Pink to Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means a variety of pink products will be hitting the shelves. But, do your pink purchases always go towards the cause?

East End Breast Cancer Support Groups
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here's a list of local breast cancer support groups.

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