Week in Review: Nor'easter Hits, Local Elections and Fatal Car Accident

A round-up of headlines that topped during the week of Nov. 12


In an effort to provide a warm place for out-of-state power restoration crews brought in to help the Long Island Power Authority with the Hurricane Sandy restoration effort, the Hampton Bays Fire Department has opened their doors.

2. Truck Takes Main Street Power Line Down

A large power line went down on Main Street in Westhampton Beach late Thursday after a tractor-trailer, heading westbound toWaldbaums, clipped it.


As of Friday morning, the number of Long Island Power Authority customers without electricity in the entire Westhampton-Hampton Bays area has been reduced to 1,899 according to LIPA's website. The area with the highest concentration of outages is Westhampton Beach with 1,500 outages.

4. Odd-Even Gas Rationing Begins Friday

Ten days after Hurricane Sandy slammed Long Island, a gas rationing system went into effect Friday at 5 a.m. The policy requires that gas stations in both counties to sell fuel only to drivers with vehicles bearing license plate numbers that correlate in odd/even terms with the day of the month.

5. Nor'easter Causes Only Minor Flooding on Dune Road Officials Say

An already bruised Dune Road fared well during Wednesday's nor'easter, according to officials from the Town of Southampton and Villages of Westhampton Beach and Quogue.

5. Fatal Car Accident on Flanders Road Kills Shinnecock Man

According to police, Matthew D. Williams, 29, a resident of the Shinnecock Indian Reservation, died after an accident on the icy roads. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

6. Hampton Bays Mothers Association Raises $2200 and Counting for Devastated Breezy Point

Jim Long, of Breezy Point is just one of hundreds that lost so much during Hurricane Sandy — his home flooded, his brother's and parent's homes burned to the ground along with 109 other houses. But, Long and his family are determined to help those in need.

7. Local Officials, President Re-elected

A list of links to election-related articles: LaValle Handily Defeats Senate Challenger Fleming; Assemblyman Fred Thiele Earns 9th Term in Office;  Bishop Defeats Altschuler in Rematch; Gillibrand Wins; Heads Into First Full Term; .

8. Chief Wilson Stepping Down From Town Police Department

After just 18 months on the job, Southampton Town Police Chief William Wilson tendered his resignation on Tuesday.

9. FEMA Delivers Gas to Hampton Bays

For Southampton Town residents who have been driving around on fumes the past few days, the Federal Emergency Management Agency brought relief Monday, with the aid of a Hampton Bays gas station.

FEMA delivered nearly 8,000 gallons of regular unleaded gasoline to Canoe Place Fuel Mart on Monday afternoon, and the proprietors of the gas station agreed to provide the staff and facility to distribute the fuel.

10. Kids Stock The House Makes Wish For Boy With Rare Disease Come True During Sandy's Aftermath

Justen Doney, 15, who has been diagnosed with a rare disease and had just finished 11 chemo treatments and 17 surgeries, had a single wish: To visit his grandmother in New York City and tour the Big Apple. Kids Stock the House helped make his wish come true despite Hurricane Sandy's aftermath.

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