Week in Review: Residents Want Park Cleaned-Up; Sea Turtle Found Dead

Top headlines during the week of Oct. 7.

Find a round-up of top headlines during the week of Oct. 7.

Hampton Bays Residents Want Marine Park Cleaned-Up
A popular Hampton Bays fishing spot in Hampton Bays, known as Marine Park has seen better days. The site, according to residents is riddled with garbage and looks nothing like a park as its name suggests. 

Dead Sea Turtle Washes Up at Cupsogue

A 6-foot, male sea turtle has washed up at Cupsogue Beach.

According to Kim Durham, of the Riverhead Foundation, the 700-800 pound sea turtle, washed ashore on Sept. 30 after first washing up in Westhampton Dunes a day earlier, but was dragged back into the ocean by the tide. 

Mixed Views Expressed at Hearing on Hills; Town Vows to Consider Preservation
Nearly as many residents voiced support for a project to bring a championship 18-hole golf course and 82 homes to 400 acres on Lewis Road in East Quogue as community members who oppose it, but one thing is clear — the Town of Southampton plans to continue to work toward preserving the property in perpetuity. 

Southampton Looks to Buy Neptunes for $3.2 Million
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.  

On Oct. 8, a hearing was held to draw feedback from the public on the purchase of the club, which has been a popular party spot since the 1960s, for $3.2 million — No one stood to pose opposition.

Zeldin, Demos Ready To Go After Bishop's Seat in 2014
Familiar names are entering the race for New York's 1st Congressional District. Republican state Sen. Lee Zeldin, of Shirley, and George Demos, a Republican from Brookhaven Town who twice vied for the Republican nomination in this race, both announced recently they hope to challenge Rep. Tim Bishop, D-Southampton, next year. 

Horsley Elected Presiding Officer of Suffolk Legislature

The Suffolk County Legislature unanimously elected Legislator Wayne Horsley (D–Babylon) to serve as the presiding officer for the remainder of the year on Tuesday. The vote comes nearly a month after the death of former Presiding Officer William Lindsay.

Local Dentist Wants Your Halloween Candy
In an effort to keep children's teeth free of cavities, Jason Parli, DDS of Beach Dental is once again offering cash for candy through a program, called,Halloween Candy Buy-Back.

Local Spirits Owner Talks Fall Wines
With the warm summer weather now seemingly behind us Patch stopped by Six Corners Wines & Liquors to discuss some top choices for wine in the fall of 2013. 

New Tick Legislation Passes in County Legislature
New legislation that calls for construction of a plan to combat tick-borne disease passed the Suffolk County Legislature on Tuesday.

League of Women Voters Sets Debate for Oct. 24
The League of Women Voters has scheduled a debate for the candidates for Southampton Town positions, as well as the Suffolk County Legislature, at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton on Oct. 24.

Suffolk County to Improve Canoe/Kayack Access At Area Parks
Suffolk County is set to provide enhanced canoe and kyack access at ten Suffolk County Parks. 

On Tuesday, the county announced that it has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the State of New York's Dormitory Authority to fund the improvements. 

Suffolk Approves Sale-Lease Back of County Headquarters
Suffolk County legislators on Tuesday approved the sale and lease back of the H. Lee Dennison building in Hauppauge, the central office of many of the county's branches, including the county executive's office.


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