Happenings across the East End during the week of Dec. 24.
Mayor Orders Firing Range Closed on School Days
After receiving a complaint that students and teachers could hear gunfire from their classrooms at the Tuckahoe School four days after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley has ordered the police firing range closed while school is in session.
Captain Milton Miller Dead at 97
Milton L. Miller Sr., a commercial fisherman and a member of one of East Hampton's oldest families, died on Dec. 16 at Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton, according to The East Hampton Star. He was 97.
The East End's homeless were treated to Christmas Eve dinner and a warm bed at the Westhampton Presbyterian Church with the help of area restaurants, scouts and residents.
A female Tanger employee was robbed by a man who forced his way into the store, tied her up, and stole her car, police said.
Riverhead Police said on Wednesday at 9:02 a.m., they responded to the Aldo shoe store, located at 1770 West Main Street, Suite 902, in the Riverhead Tanger Outlet Center.
According to police, the female victim, an employee at Aldo Shoes, reported that an unknown male forced his way into the business while she was opening the front door to the store. The man, police said, placed an unknown object to the back of the employee's head and forcibly removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the store.
The Greenport Ice Rink opened for its eighth season on Dec. 24 this year for the winter season at Mitchell Park. Public skating is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.