Week in Review: New CAC Leadership and Kosher Deli, Tiana Beach to Be Shored Up

Happenings in Westhampton -Hampton Bays during the week of Dec. 10.

1. Concerned Citizens Leaders To Bring 'New Life' to CAC

Two of the leaders of the newly-formedConcerned Citizens for Hampton Bays have been appointed to head up the Hampton Bays Citizen Advisory committee.

Last month, the Town of Southampton named Michael Dunn and Simone Scotto as co-chairs of the CAC, which acts as a voice for the hamlet, aimed at providing town leaders with a better understanding of community issues.

2. Fire Department Lays Out Plans for New Facility on Website

In an effort to inform the public about its plans to construct a new, $14 million firehouse, theWesthampton Beach Fire Department has outlined the entire project on its website.

3. Developer: Kosher Deli Has Sights on Westhampton Beach

A new kosher luncheonette may be on the horizon in Westhampton Beach after the Beach Bakery and the The Hampton Synagogue broke ties in October, leaving virtually no kosher options.

4. Hampton Bays Mom Collects Holiday Toys In Memory of Her Son

Matthew McKinnon, who would have been 15 years-old this year, had a wish to fill an 18-wheeler with toys and deliver it to kids who are ill or in need. His mom, AnneMarie, of Hampton Bays, is making that wish come true for her son, who passed away on Jan. 16, 2011 after an illness that led to cardiac arrest.

5. Riverhead Foundation: Report Sightings of Stunned Sea Turtles

They may appear as if they are dead, but Kimberly Durham, the rescue program director at the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, said many sea turtles spotted on the beach in the winter are actually suffering from profound cold stunning otherwise known as hypothermia.

6. 'Angels' Named by Beautification Committee

The Hampton Bays Beautification Committee will name John Zuccarelli and Molly Doyle as the organization's 2012 'Angels of the Year.' The pair are set to be recognized at the committee's annual holiday luncheon, set for 11:30 a.m.Oaklands on Wednesday.


Dune Road in East Quogue, which was impassable after Superstorm Sandy struck on October 29, is now accessible as seen in aerial photos provided to Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch.

8. Videographer Donates Services to Non-Profit

When someone says they are willing to help her non-profit, Lindsey's Place, which provides camping experiences for disabled children, Hampton Bays resident Kara Billingham jumps at the opportunity — It was no different when fellow Hampton Bays resident Julia Florio offered to film and edit an informational video for the Savannah-based camp.

9. Mendelson: 'I Am Not Going Away'

For the eighth time this year, Andrew Mendelson, a developer who is proposing to construct a 40,000-square-foot supermarket on 4.2 acres of property on Old Riverhead Road, was before the Westhampton Beach Village Board requesting that his idea be explored. However, his request was denied yet again.

10. Officials: Tiana Beach Will Be Shored Up

At a press conference held on Monday morning, Congressman Tim Bishop announced that approvals are now in place to shore up Tiana Beach, which was severely eroded duringHurricane Sandy with the dunes washing across Dune Road.



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Irwin December 16, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Leave "Kosher" to be an OPTION. Therefore, the rest of the local universe has a choice as well.


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