Week In Review: Car Fire Video, Junk Cars and Westhampton Author Releases Book

Top headlines during the week of Feb. 18.

1. Westhampton Author Releases Book Based on Her Childhood in Iran

Armineh Ohanian, a 17-year resident of Westhampton, never thought a book she penned would be picked up by a publisher, but just four days after she sent in a manuscript to a book titled "The Apple Tree Blossoms in the Fall," she got a letter from Lazy Day Publishing saying her novel is exactly what they have been looking for.

2. Community Preservation Fund Revenue Hits 5-Year High

Monthly revenues for the East End's Community Preservation Fund reached their highest point in more than five years in January, according to New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele, I-Sag Harbor.

3. 2 Town Police Sergeants File Discrimination Claims

Two female sergeants with the Southampton Town police filed complaints to the state this week against the town and the police department alleging that they have been subject to sexual discrimination when it comes to promotions and assignments, Newsday reports.

3. Southampton May Need New County Legislator; Schneiderman Gets Nod for East Hampton Race

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman is poised to attempt a return to his old job as East Hampton Town supervisor, leaving the Second Legislative District race wide open.

4. Southampton GOP Seeks Candidates for Town Election

The Southampton Town Republican Committee is asking qualified residents to put their names forward as possible candidates in the 2013 town elections.

5. More TD Bank Customers Report Identity Theft

Several more area residents have stepped forward to report to police that their TD Bank debit card information was stolen.

6. Hampton Bays Schools Release Adult Ed Schedule Online

The Hampton Bays School District Adult Education Department has gone green, now offering its adult education program schedule online.

7. Hampton Theatre Company Announces Latest Show

The curtain for the "The Drawer Boy" will open on March 21.


Area civic groups and environmental advocates have joined forces to address looming questions over a Department of Environmental Conservation decicion not to do anything about the plume.

9. Junk Cars Rev Up Tempers

Civic leaders said the operation exists in a residential neighborhood.

10. WATCH: Car Fire Closes Montauk Highway West of Route 24

An Acura RSX unexpectedly caught fire while a man was driving on Route 24 southbound in Hampton Bays Monday night

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