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Week in Review: Snowy Owl Spotted in Hampton Bays; Judges Refuse to Hear Diner Case

Top headlines during the week of Dec. 2.

Credit: Bob Savage
Credit: Bob Savage
Find a round-up of headlines from the Westhampton-Hampton Bays area during the week of Dec. 2

Video: The Big Duck Lighting
One of the community's most beloved events took place Thursday night as the Big Duck in Flanders was lit in all its holiday finery.

Southampton Justices Recuse Themselves from Diner Case
Newsday reports that four judges did not provide a reason for their respective recusals.

Ideas for Hiding that Pesky Elf on the Shelf
Patch readers shared a few creative solutions.

Video, Photos Capture Hometown Hero's Return 
A crowd turned out Wednesday night in Riverhead to welcome back a U.S. Air Force Reserves Tech.

Find Locally Made Holiday Gifts on Etsy
Do you sell or buy items on Etsy? The online store is a great place to find unique presents. 

Fred Havemeyer Park Coming Soon To Lake Agawam
Southern shorelines of Lake Agawam in Southampton Village will be renamed for longtime trustee.

Local Teen Needs Help To Reach Miss New York Teen USA Dream
The teen hopes to compete on the national level.

Homeless Program Receives $15K Grant from Bank of America
The number of East End homeless continues to rise, according to Maureen's Haven reps.

Winter Seal Walk Dates Set at Cupsogue
The program, which is run by The Coastal Research & Education Society of Long Island released its winter seal walk dates.

Local Bookshop: Hot Books This Holiday Season
Books and Books of Westhampton Beach provides a list of popular sellers this holiday season.

Cops: Tip Jar At Hampton Bays Chinese Restaurant Stolen Off Counter
Also, reported to police this week, a woman calls 911 to report her walker stolen from her Hampton Bays property.

Westhampton Beach's 12th Annual Holiday Light Contest is On
Judging will take place on Thursday, December 12.

East Quogue Fire Department Tree Sale Now Underway
The East Quogue Fire Department is now ready to help you and your family select the perfect Christmas tree. 

Cops: Drunken Driver Sideswipes Police Car 
Also, this week, police  arrested a Hampton Bays woman and charged with DWI after speeding down Montauk Highway.

Former Legislature Candidate: ObamaCare Won't Cover My Baby
Former Suffolk County Legislature candidate Cornelius Kelly of Hampton Bays recently told the NY Post, that when signing up for Obamacare, he was unable to get insurance for his 18-month-old daughter.

Hampton Bays Players Unite for Special Olympics
A food and winter coat drive was held in conjunction with the event.

Photographer Captures Snowy Owl on Film in Hampton Bays
The large, white bird was spotted at Tiana Beach over the weekend.

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