Happenings across the East End during the week of Feb. 20.
A East Hampton woman was arrested on an arson charge following a car fire on Wednesday afternoon.
Katherine Helm, who is 21, allegedly set fire to a 1993 Dodge Ram Charger that was parked in the driveway of 575 Springs Fireplace Road in East Hampton, on the corner of Harbor Boulevard.
Taking into consideration feedback received at - and meetings with landowners and members of the public held last fall - hired planners from BFJ Planning presented an updated version of a Wading River Corridor Study on Wednesday night to the Riverhead Town Board, and a crowd of about 100 members of the public.
Civic groups and landowners continued to see the study from opposite ends of the spectrum. The Riverhead Neighborhood Preservation Coalition, led by president Dominique Mendez, sees and a tax burden in allowing condos that would not place restrictions on age. Landowners, some of whom have development plans approved at the town level, wish to maintain the right to develop the properties they own in the zone they own it as, and would likely sue the town should zoning be changed.
Greenport Village Trustees will vote on purchasing parking meters at a special March meeting so they can be installed in time for the busy summer season. But despite having already bonding for parking meters, striping, and signs last June, board members are expressing last-minute concerns over the project.
"The Wiz," a musical that takes at different tack at the telling of L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," will be performed in Southampton Village this August, but for those who can't wait there is a special free performance of fan favorite songs at Rogers Memorial Library on Sunday.
, who plays The Scarecrow, and Nyeshia Padmore, as Dorothy, will sing accompanied by local pianist Nathan Daniels, giving a taste of what will be in store at the full production, which will take place at the Southampton Intermediate School auditorium. Leslie Duroseau, the pastor of, directs.
"The Wiz" is being put on by Duroseau's Leap of Faith Ministries and Pettaway's new Hamptons Foundation for the Arts, which aims to bring African-American musicals to the East End.
Of the 145 eating establishments in Westhampton-Hampton Bays, 17 were cited with health violations over the past year by the Suffolk County Department of Health.