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East End Report: DA Seizure; Sex Ed Discussion and Solar Landfill

Happenings across the East End during the week of May 7.

SOUTHAMPTON

Following allegations that police documents were shredded in the days before Southampton Town Police Chief William Wilson assumed his post one year ago, detectives with Suffolk County District Attorney's Office Government Corruption Bureau subpoenaed the Southampton Town clerk's office Wednesday.

The detectives seized boxes of documents from  in Southampton Village that had been transferred one year ago from  in Hampton Bays. The move comes "as part of an active investigation of the custodianship and status of police department records stored there," said Robert Clifford, the spokesman for District Attorney Thomas Spota.

A Town Police Department memo that accompanies the subpoena says the boxes of documents "represent every confidential personnel police investigation from the police department from the years 1990-2009."

EAST HAMPTON

Springs Mulls Over Sex Ed

Sexual education is on the minds of the  Board of Education.

John Foster, a health teacher at the school, presented a proposal to the board on Monday night to start teaching sex education to younger students — in fifth and sixth grades.

RIVERHEAD

In an uncommon move, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota has come forward to quell rumors that have been swirling for weeks about a possible break in the Long Island serial killer case.

Spota said in a statement that, “Unfounded, anonymous Internet postings or rumors about who may be a suspect should be given the appropriate weight they deserve by those who read them,” Spota said.

NORTH FORK

With its wide-open space and southern slope, the at Cox Lane in Cutchogue is an ideal spot for a photovoltaic solar power system to help the town and taxpayers save money through a new feed-in tariff program from the Long Island Power Authority, according to representatives ofBright Power.

James Hannah and Andrew McNamara of Bright Power, a New York City-based provider of renewable energy, energy efficiency and green buildings solutions, presented a solar feasibility study for the feed-in tariff program to the during Tuesday’s work session this week. Under the feed-in tariff, which LIPA announced it would offer to customers in April, LIPA will pay the town 22 cents per kilowatt hour for 20 years for 50 megawatts of energy. 

Board members held a special meeting Friday morning for the purpose to bid the installation of the photovoltaic solar power systems on selected town-owned sites.

WESTHAMPTON-HAMPTON BAYS

Erin Finley, owner of  and president of the , said she plans to file a lawsuit against the  over a new chamber policy that restricts Main Street businesses from participating in the popular .

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