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Week in Review: Neighbors Repair Road, Main Street Sweets Opens and Gallery of Historic Structures

Top headlines during the week of March 18.

The following is a round-up of headlines posted during the week of March 25. For top police-related articles, click here. 

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Almost one year ago, wildfires raged locally-- and a community came together to help in a time of crisis.

Now, members of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association are working to spread the word about fire safety -- especially in the Pine Barrens -- and protect both lives and property.

2. Town Offers Money to Preserve Historic Structures

In an effort to preserve the town's vast history, Southampton Town's Landmarks and Historic District Board has launched a Landmarks Maintenance Program that aims to encourage owners of historic structures to designate them as landmarks, rather than demolish them and in return obtain funding to maintain them.

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A photo gallery of historic homes that have been demolished.

4. Local Schools Set To Receive More School Aid

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr., I-Sag Harbor, announced the release of school aid figures for the 2013-14 state budget on Tuesday evening. Find out how much more your district will get in state aid. 

5. PHOTOS: Shinnecock Coast Guard Members Participate in Training

With the boating season just around the corner, members of the Shinnecock Coast Guard Station were out training in choppy waters recently.

6. Neighbors Work to Fill Potholes on Private Road [PHOTOS]

The residents of Atlantic Avenue in Hampton Bays said they have accomplished what they set out to do: repair their private roadway in one day, spending less than $1,000. 

7. Main Street Sweets Opens Under New Ownership

Main Street Sweets is open for the season — officially opening under new ownership on Tuesday.

Familiar Westhampton Beach faces Shawn Mundinger and Antoinette Piazza took over the establishment after long-time owner Kenny Schnabel retired in November.

8. Westhampton Beach Village Budget Under 2 Percent

Westhampton Beach Mayor Conrad Teller released the village's proposed 2013-2014 budget, carrying with it a 1.89 percent tax levy increase.

9. Business Owner: Main Street Closure on 4th of July Not In Best Interests of Merchants

At least one Westhampton Beach business owner is not happy with an idea to close Main Street on the 4th of July so the  to celebrate it's 15th anniversary.

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