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Week in Review: Car Crash, New Park and Outer Beach Opening in Jeopardy

Top headlines during the week of Jan. 21.

1. Slow Down: Speed Limit Change on Village Roads

With no comment from the public, Village of Westhampton Beach trustees approved a resolution to lower the speed limit on four village roads — Rogers Avenue, Rogers Avenue Ext., Hazelwood Avenue and Bridle Path.

2. Hamptons Home Prices Hit New High

Record average home sales prices in the Hamptons set during the fourth quarter of 2012 are being attributed to a year-end sell-off of multimillion dollar properties — so the owners could get sales on the books before higher taxes were imposed Jan. 1, 2013.

3. Glovers Lane Park Proposal Released

A new design for Glover's Lane Park, which sits behind the Westhampton Beach Chamber of Commerceoffice, was unveiled on Wednesday night during the Westhampton Beach's monthly work session.

4. Canoe Place Inn Environmental Statement Rejected; Developers Will Respond

It's back to the drawing board for cousins Gregg and Mitchell Rechler, of R Squared LLC, who have proposed a project to transform the historic Canoe Place Inn and develop its adjoining property.

5. Four-Wheel-Drivers Lament; Outer Beach Opening in Jeopardy

For thousands of Suffolk County residents,packing up their four-wheel-drive vehicle and heading to one of Suffolk County's outer beachesmakes for a perfect summer day. But withHurricane Sandy devastating some of the beaches, driving on any one of the six area outer beaches may be a thing of the past.

6. Wanted: Your Love Stories For Historical Society Contest

Maybe when you met your husband, it wasn't quite love at first sight, or perhaps the moment you laid eyes on that tall stranger across the room, you knew you would marry him. The Hampton Bays Historical Society is soliciting stories like these for its first annual Sweetheart Soirée.

7. Quogue Wildlife Refuge Open for Cross-Country Skiing

While the Quogue Wildlife Refuge is a popular spot in the for hiking and visiting with resident creatures, in the winter, the 305-acre preserve transforms into a winter wonderland with trails for cross-country skiers.

8. Civic President Attends Obama's Inauguration

Hampton Bays Civic Association President Bruce King and his wife, Nancy had a oppportunity of a lifetime on Monday — With an invite in hand, they attended President Barack Obama's inauguration, standing in the yellow section — only VIP attendees get to sit.

9. New Storefront For Healthy Cupcake Business

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Cynthia Sachs, of Westhampton, says she will officially open a new storefront for her 9-month-old healthy cupcake business, Hamptons Cupcake Lounge.

10. PHOTOS: Crash Closes Montauk Highway On Wednesday Evening

A two-car crash closed Montauk Highway by Buoy One for 45 minutes on Wednesday evening. According to the Westhampton Beach Fire Department, the accident, in which a westbound car rear-ended another car, happened around 5 p.m.

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