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A Southampton house engulfed in a fire Wednesday night had been cited this summer for illegally housing 20 people, including seven in the basement, town officials said last night.
The house at 18 Greenfield Rd. in Shinnecock Hills caught fire Wednesday night and was the site of an explosion, Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst said in a statement.
Two occupants of the house were...Read more »
Suffolk County, Riverhead and Southampton Town police departments are to receive a portion of $43,450 in state funding to buy or upgrade video equipment for interrogations, officials announced yesterday.
The Suffolk district attorney’s office is to distribute the funds for eight Suffolk police locations and the two East End departments.
The money is part of nearly $700,000 in state funding...Read more »
The first time Army veteran Vincent Curasi gazed up from his wheelchair at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., Christian Westerhoff was by his side.
Westerhoff, a senior at Southampton High School, had been assigned to Curasi, 88, of Wantagh, as a companion as they traveled to the nation’s capital on Sept. 28 with other World War II veterans from Long Island and their “guardians.”
The...Read more »
East End high school students interested in a career in the theater will get a chance to hear what it’s like from four professionals — their experience includes writing, directing, producing and lighting design — at a free panel discussion next month in Southampton.
Sponsored by the East End Arts Teeny Awards program, which has picked the best high school performers and productions since 2002,...Read more »
Douglas Oakland hopes a proposal to raise Dune Road in Southampton wins approval by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
He owns a restaurant near Shinnecock Inlet and remembers what happened a year ago when superstorm Sandy came through, washing sand from the ocean across Dune Road and over his elevated parking lot.
“The parking lot was full of sand. It took us five days to dig out,” he...Read more »
A proposal to ban political committee members from serving on Southampton land use boards will be heard after all.
The town board Tuesday night voted 4-1 to schedule a Nov. 12 public hearing on the prohibition plan. A similar effort failed to get enough support for a public hearing in September.
The bill is sponsored by Councilwoman Bridget Fleming, the lone Democrat on the board, who...Read more »
The Southampton School District will hold another community meeting Wednesday night to discuss the proposed merger with the Tuckahoe School District amid concerns by town residents over an increase in taxes.
The meeting will take place at the Rogers Memorial Library on Windmill Lane at 7 p.m. Another community meeting was scheduled Oct. 21.
“There is certainly some vocal opposition,”...Read more »