Headlines That Topped in December

A round-up of top headlines during December 2013.

Credit: Bob Savage
Credit: Bob Savage
As we welcome January 2014, here is a quick look back at the top headlines posted by Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch in November.

Cops: Man Shot and Killed in Eastport

A man was shot and killed at his home in Eastport on Dec. 8. 
According to Suffolk County Police, homicide detectives are investigating a shooting that killed one man and injured another during an incident at 3:24 a.m. on East Moriches Boulevard.

Town Buys Neptune's, Plans to Transform It Into a Museum

The popular summer Dune Road spot, Neptunes Beach Club, which has had trouble with drugs over the years with cops responding on a regular basis will soon be reestablished as a museum and public boardwalk. 

The Town Board, which voted to purchase the 2.8 acre parcel on Tuesday for $3.2 million with community preservation funds, also approved a resolution presented by Councilman Jim Malone to earmark $1.2 million in the town's capital budget to transform the club into a museum dedicated to an African-American Coast Guard Station — the second in the country — that once stood at the site.

Photographer Captures Snowy Owl on Film in Hampton Bays

A rare, large Snowy Owl has made an appearance in Hampton Bays. 

In early December, photographer Bob Savage, captured the bird at perching at Tiana Beach. 

Dollar Tree To Open in Hampton Bays

Hampton Bays will soon have a Dollar Tree.

The business, which operates thousands of stores in 48 states, according to its website, is expected to move next door to Wild By Nature in the Tiana Shopping Center on Montauk Highway.

Southampton Justices Recuse Themselves from Diner Case

A hearing on a near 8-year-old criminal case involving code violations at the Hampton Bays Diner and a $25 million civil suit filed by owner Frank Vlahadamis has been stymied after four judges recused themselves from hearing the case. 

Court of Appeals Tosses Anthony Oddone's Conviction, Orders New Trial

Anthony Oddone, the man convicted in 2010 of first-degree manslaughter for causing the death of Hampton Bays resident Andrew Reister by holding him in a headlock at Southampton Publick House, is getting a new trial.

Photos/Video: Hampton Bays Welcomes Home a Hero

Despite the snow and a flight delay, the Hampton Bays community turned out on to welcome home a hero. 

Just in time for Christmas, US Army Sgt. David Worrell, of East Quogue, arrived home from his 9 month deploy to Afghanistan, which followed a tour in Iraq, which started in 2010 and ended in July 2011. 


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