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Week in Review: 9/11 Ceremonies; Back to School and CPI Public Hearing

Headines during the week of Sept. 9.

Credit: Syntax Communications
Credit: Syntax Communications
Highway Superintendent Candidates Face Off

Election season got off to a heated start in Flanders this week as two candidates running for the Southampton Town superintendent of highways seat spoke out.

Governor Threatens Legal Action Against Feds Over Fluke

New York State officials visited Montauk on Thursday morning to send a clear message to federal officials: Change summer flounder quotas or we'll sue. 

Photos: Hampton Bays Schools Remember 9/11; Honor Veteran

On Wednesday, the Hampton Bays School District held a ceremony to mark the 12th anniversary of September 11, but to also honor a local veteran, Francis "Smitty" Smith, as part of its ongoing veteran's appreciation program. 

Bishop Says Allegations Against Him Are 'Politically Motivated'

The tempest over allegations that the re-election campaign of Rep. Tim Bishop, D-Southampton, tried to exchange a favor for a sizable donation last year has once again begun to swirl, after a new report sparked ongoing investigation.

Beach Reunion Held For Hampton Bays Class of 1968

On Wednesday afternoon, several graduates of Hampton Bays' Class of 1968 met to reminisce over a few pizza at one of their old hang-outs — Ponquogue Beach.

Southampton Proposes to Eliminate Shed Permits

Soon, Southampton residents may no longer need to apply for a permit to place a storage shed on their property. 

Photos: Community Turns Out For 9/11 Ceremony

On the most solemn of days, the Hampton Bays community stood strong to pay tribute to fallen heroes at an annual ceremony hosted by the Hampton Bays American Legion Post.

County Legislator Lindsay Dies

William J. Lindsay, presiding officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, has died at 67 years old after a long battle with a rare lung cancer.

Residents Decry Canoe Place Inn Proposal; Developers Propose New Option

If they can't build a 40-unit town house complex through a zone change on property that overlooks the Shinnecock Canal, cousins Gregg and Mitchell Rechler, of R Squared LLC, said they will build what is permitted by zoning — restaurants and hotels. 

Trustees Blast Board At Flanders Civic Meeting

Sparks flew as election season kicked off Monday night at a civic meeting in Flanders, where at least two incumbent town trustees started the mud-slinging in earnest.

New Year-Round Grille Opens In Hampton Bays

There is a new place to grab some grub in Hampton Bays — Backbar Grille, 78 Foster Ave. 

The new 90-seat eatery, which opened about two weeks ago, is owned by Tim Burke, also the owner of the Lobster Grill in Southampton and 230 Elm in Southampton Village.

Spota Wins Primary

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota has held off Republican primary challenger Raymond Perini with about 56 percent of the vote, setting up the 12-year DA to run unopposed for a fourth term in November.

Community Comes Together To Clean Up Drug, Prostitute-Ridden Lot

Fighting back against the crime, drugs and prostitution they say can be found outside their front doors, the Riverside community is taking a stand.

New Plan Laid Out for Riverside Sewers

After years of discussion, final results of a sewer study for the Riverside area were brought to the public Monday night.

West Hampton Dunes Celebrates 20 Years

While nearby villages like Westhampton Beach and Quogue, celebrated their 20th anniversaries decades ago — West Hampton Dunes marked its 20th milestone over the weekend. 

Online Petition Aims to Save Tiderunners

An online petition on change.orgis calling for Hampton Bays resident to sign their names in an effort to help save a popular waterfront restaurant called Tiderunners. 

Jay Sears Pleads Guilty to Porn Possession

Philanthropist Jay Lockett Sears of East Moriches, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography before United States District Judge Denis R. Hurley in U.S. District Court in Central Islip on Monday afternoon, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Photos: Back to School in Westhampton-Hampton Bays

Monday was the first day of school for students in Westhampton Beach, Hampton Bays, Quogue and East Quogue. Check a gallery of photos to see how these kids took on the start of the school year.

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