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West Hampton Dunes Celebrates 20 Years

The Village of West Hampton Dunes was officially incorporated in 1993 after several storms.

Councilman Chris Nuzzi,  Mayor Gary A. Vegliante, Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer, and former Village Trustee Bob Strecker
Councilman Chris Nuzzi, Mayor Gary A. Vegliante, Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer, and former Village Trustee Bob Strecker
While nearby villages like Westhampton Beach and Quogue, celebrated their 20th anniversaries decades ago — West Hampton Dunes marked its 20th milestone over the weekend. 

On Saturday, a celebration was held at Pikes Beach, during which Southampton officials presented Dunes Mayor Gary A. Vegliante with a proclamation.

The Village of West Hampton Dunes was officially incorporated in 1993 after several storms, including one in 1992 that put Pikes Beach and 190 homes completely under water  — area residents wanted more control over beach restoration.

Since incorporating, the village, made up of about 55 residents, has sued the Army Corps of Engineers, winning the battle in 1994, which resulted in money that has helped replenishment the village's beaches, putting them on the national map as some of the best. 

In April 2012, the village won the title of best restored beach in the nation in an ASPBA contest that celebrates past winners of it's annual Best Restored Beaches Across America contest, which West Hampton Dunes won three years ago.

West Hampton Dunes secured their latest win with 8,744 votes, with Panama City, Fla. coming in second with 8,040 votes.



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