11 Most Read Stories in October

Gym teacher pleads guilty, possible Neptunes sale and a plan to raise Dune Road.

As we welcome November, take a look back at the most read stories in October 2013.

Bishop: I Should Get Paid Because The Constitution Says So

As hundreds of federal employees were furloughed as part of a government shut-down in early October, Congressman Tim Bishop explained why he should continue to collect a pay-check.

Gym Teacher Pleads Guilty to Filming Students

Thomas Sheppard, a four-year Westhampton Beach gym teacher, who was charged in March for allegedly recording students in a gym locker room at Westhampton Beach Middle School with his cell phone, pleaded guilty to all charges against him in court on Oct. 24. He is set to be sentenced on Dec. 18. 

Cops: Man Caught After Morning Manhunt in Hampton Bays

A Hampton Bays Man was arrested on Oct. 13 after attacking and robbing an employee at an area club, trying to break into numerous homes, and leading authorities on a pursuit, police said.

Dunkin' Donuts Coming to Westhampton Beach

A new Dunkin' Donuts is expected to be built in connection with a project to relocate True Value Hardware a few doors down to 223 Montauk Highway in Westhampton Beach. 

Photos: San Gennaro Feast Takes Over Hampton Bays

See a gallery of photos of the third annual San Gennaro Feast in Hampton Bays, which brought in hundreds to Hampton Bays. 

'Serial Copper Thief' Caught Red-Handed, Cops Say

A "serial copper thief," who Southampton Town police detectives said they caught in the act at a Remsenburg house on Oct. 28, may be responsible for a string of thefts over the past six months.

Southampton Looks to Buy Neptunes for $3.2 Million; Residents Support Plan

The Town of Southampton is moving forward on a plan to use Community Preservation funds to possibly purchase Neptunes Beach Club on Dune Road, which has had trouble with drugs over the years with cops responding on a regular basis.  

90 Miles in Her Shoes: Autistic Teen Walks for Awareness

Anna Tuzzolo of East Quogue is on a mission — to virtually walk the 90-miles from her hometown to Montauk Point by January. Tuzzolo, a 13-year-old who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three, is walking to give back to a Water Mill camp that she has come to love. 

Hampton Bays Residents Want Marine Park Cleaned-Up

Not only is the site, which was once home to the original bridge to Dune Road, marked with trash and remnants of fishing gear, but it has laid in disrepair since Hurricane Sandy's winds wreaked havoc on the area nearly a year ago — residents want to see action.

Dune Road Could Be Raised With Federal Sandy Money

Congressman Tim Bishop announced that he is working to secure federal funds through the Superstorm Sandy supplemental bill to raise Dune Road.

Dead Sea Turtle Washes Up at Cupsogue

A 6-foot, 600-700 pound, male sea turtle washed up at Cupsogue Beach.


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