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Week in Review: Pep Rally Bonfire Held; Brown Tide Threatens Clam Population

Top headlines during the week of Oct. 14.

Find a round-up of top headlines during the week of Oct. 14.

Photos: Hampton Bays Shows Spirit At Annual Bonfire and Pep Rally

Over 400 students, parents, teachers and coaches showed school spirit on Thursday night as the Hampton Bays High School held its annual bonfire and pep rally. See photos by clicking above.

State Will Clean-Up Former Public Telephone Areas

The state is planning bicycle lane improvements on several East End roads, including in a small section of Hampton Bays, as well as cleaning up former public telephone areas in Flanders and along Sunrise Highway. 

Quogue Residents Want More Sand on Quogue Beaches

While the Village of Quogue has made efforts to restore its village beach after Superstorm Sandy's winds ravished nearly a year ago, a 12-year-old group of area residents believe more needs to be done to secure 2.7 miles of Dune Road beachfront in the village. 

Pizzetteria Brunetti Re-Opens After Brief Hiatus

If you missed Pizzetteria Brunetti of Main Street in Westhampton Beach, you can now pop by and grab a slice or pie. The pizza  re-opened Thursday after it temporarily closed its doors for about a month to open a new pizzeria in the west village at 626 Hudson Street. 

Hampton Bays Scouts to Radio Space Station at Fall Jamboree

This weekend, some 400 Boy Scouts, including many from Hampton Bays will descend on Sears Bellows campground in Hampton Bays for the annual Jamboree on the Air camping program. 

During the weekend, scouts will not only have the opportunity to talk to 700,000 scouts across the world using a HAM radio station that will be set up at the camp, but will also get to talk to the International Space Station. 

Beach Hand Wash Offers Fundraising Opportunities

Beach Hand Wash in Westhampton Beach wants to give back to the community. 

The car wash has recently announced that it is making its wash available to any organization that is looking to raise money. 

Southampton Residents Can Get More Rebate Money for Using Alternative Energy

If you are a Southampton resident and on the fence about having solar or thermal heat installed in your home, here is some news. 

Recently, the Town of Southampton, passed legislation, sponsored by Councilman Chris Nuzzi, that provides up to $3,500 for the installation of a solar system and $500 for a geothermal, solar hot water, system.

Brown Tide Bloom On South Shore Threatens Clam Population

A brown tide that first began to develop in September has continued to increase into the fall months along Long Island’s south shore, scientists say. The alga’s development could have a significant impact on the future clam population as mature clams begin to prepare for mating season in the autumn months.

Westhampton Beach Students Noted for Musical Talent

Four Westhampton Beach High School students have recently been recognized for their musical abilities.

Three of the students, Alexandra Fee, along with Luke Jurow and Katherine Pulsonetti have been selected to perform at the New York State School Music Association All-State performance ensembles while Connor Regan has been picked to perform in a National Association for Music Education All-National ensemble.

What Our Readers Think: Common Core Homework

Last week, Patch reached out to our East End Facebook fans, asking what they think of homework related to the new New York State Common Core learning program. Specifically, we asked our readers if they are having trouble helping their kids with homework? 

Across the board on the East End of Long Island, readers said that yes, the new Common Core program makes them feel like their college degree's are worthless because they are unable to understand the language used in the Common Core program to help their children. 


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