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Week in Review: Local Business Expands, Dumpster Fires and Village Incorporation

Top headlines during the week of Jan. 28.

1. Great White Heads Back Out to Sea

A great white shark, named Mary Lee, caught the attention of many, including the national media, after her Hamptons layover earlier this week. She is now heading back out to sea, according to OCEARCH. To read more about Mary Lee, click here.

2. Cops: Duo Used Stolen Credit Card to Purchase Christmas Presents

Southampton Town police have arrested two self-employed home heath care workers for using a stolen credit card to purchase $3,000 worth of Christmas gifts.

3. Hampton Bays Business Owner Expands Nail Shop to Riverhead

Rose Nyugen, the owner of Sea U Nails in Hampton Bays, has decided to expand to Riverhead.  On Friday, her brand-new Eastern Nails and Spa opened at 435 Main Street.

4. Bellone Vows Homeless Sex Offender Trailers Will 'Absolutely' Close In Months

A new plan to permanently shutter two contentious homeless sex offender trailers in Riverside and Westhampton could come before the Suffolk County legisture later this month.

5. Petition Aims to Stop the Legalization of Tiana Pines Apartments

An online petition was posted by the Concerned Citizens of Hampton Bays in an effort to challenge an application submitted by the owners of the Montauk Highway hotel for a zoning variance that would legalize the use of the motel as apartments.

6. Cops ID Victims in Jay Lockett Sears Case; Sears Remains in Jail

While Quogue philanthropist Jay Lockett Sears remains in jail after a federal magistrate declared him a danger to the community, cops began the task of identifying the girls whose photos he took and transposed onto pornographic material.

7. Hampton Bays Looks to Learn From Mastic Beach Village Incorporation

As many Hampton Bays residents remain unsatisfied with their current lot in Southampton Town, a group of about 100 residents gathered Monday night to hear the experience of another former hamlet in Suffolk County that recently found themselves unhappy with their town as well, and decided to incorporate as a village as a result.

8. Man Who Reportedly Torched Deployed Guardsman's Home Pleaded Not Guilty

An East Patchogue man, who allegedly burglarized and then burned down the home of a 106th guardsman, Eric Carver, who was deployed in Africa, pleded not guilty at grand jury indictment arraignment on Tuesday in Suffolk County Criminal Court in Flanders.

9. Series of Dumpster Fires Spark Investigation

Southampton and Riverhead Fire Marshals are investigating a series of Dumpster fires that were reported last weekend.

10. Armed Break-In Leads to Fatal Shooting in Flanders

A 21-year old Flanders man has died after he was shot in the chest last Sunday morning. The man, Demitri Hampton, was reportedly shot in the chest by two armed men who entered his home at 200 Priscilla Ave., according to Suffolk County police, who were alerted after they received a 911 call at about 3:15 a.m.

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