The following is a round-up of local headlines you might have missed this week.
1. PHOTOS: Town Trustees Tour Sandy Damage At Red Creek
On Friday morning, two Southampton Town Trustees along with Marty Shea, chief environmental analyst for the town, and Robert Young, a coastal geologist, toured the Peconic Bay beachfront along Red Creek Road in Hampton Bays.
Walking along the beach, it was clear that Hurricane Sandy had taken her toll — cliffs sat crumbled, bluffs and bulkheads desecrated and at least two summer houses were destroyed.
2. Village Ice Skating Rink to Be Relocated This Winter
With Hurricane Sandy causing devastating damage to the Westhampton Beach Village Marina, Village of Westhampton Beach trustees said last Wednesday that it is no place for kids to play and that the village's ice skating rink must be relocated.
3. New Village Website is Now Live
The Village of Westhampton Beach announced on Tuesday morning that its revamped website is now live.
4. Fire Chiefs Thank Volunteers for Service During Sandy
Even before Hurricane Sandy ripped through the area, causing flooding, massive power outages and structural damage, area volunteer firefighters were out, helping to evacuate homes and readying gear — many didn't see their families during the entire storm event, which was followed a week later by a nor'easter that prompted additional evacuations.
Southampton Town officials are hoping that state and federal reimbursements will cover most, if not all, of the mounting costs related to cleaning up after Superstorm Sandy, making repairs and replacing destroyed equipment and facilities.