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by Aaron Boyd
- James MacWhinnie, the personal trainer and Ironman athlete critically injured last Thursday, is in critical but stable condition. Doctors have given him a high chance of survival.
- Southampton Hospital recently received a very generous and heartfelt donation of more than 45 quilts and wall hangings from the Eastern Long Island Quilters Guild based in Southold.
- Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota will announce the East End Drug Task Force arrest of 20 men and women on charges related to the criminal sale and possession of heroin.
by Aaron Boyd
- The jury has returned in the trial of Anthony Oddone, accused of killing bouncer Andrew Reister in a nightclub in August 2008, finding him guilty on the charge of manslaughter in the first degree. Sentencing Scheduled.
- This holiday season is an eventful one in Sag Harbor, with something going on almost every night of the week from now until Christmas.
- Edwin “Buzz” Schwenk, an integral figure in Suffolk County politics, business and environmental protection, died on Thursday, December 17 at the age of 86.
by Aaron Boyd
- In a winter bent on challenging the will of beach bums and businesses alike, Bridgehampton Pharmacy has celebrated its one-year anniversary, albeit a reserved celebration.
- As Paddlers For Humanity completes its second year as an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, it is with pride and satisfaction that they report how the funds have been distributed.
- On Monday, December 28, the Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach Program served and sheltered a record number of homeless individuals from sub-freezing temperatures. The program picked up participants in the townships of Southampton, Riverhead and Southold - 72 in all - who were housed in three Houses of Worship.
by Eileen Casey
- The Suffolk County Police Department has begun publishing a newsletter this month. They will send out the newsletter each month, or more frequently should special circumstances dictate.
- The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation rescued two harbor seals over the long holiday weekend. They are currently recuperating at Atlantis Marine World Aquarium.
- Project for Public Spaces is a non-profit organization that helps municipalities across the globe create vibrant communal spaces, and Kent walked around the schools with an eye toward the potential for improvements.
- Valerie M. Scopaz, a former planning director who grounded Southold Town's planning policies and practices on environmental sustainability, has been named Community Relations Specialist at Stony Brook Southampton, a campus itself devoted to sustainability.
- Stony Brook Southampton will host a kick-off to its Black History Month events at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, in the Avram Theater; however, urban environmentalist Majora Carter's keynote address, which had been previously scheduled, has been postponed until later in the month.
- The Earth passes between Mars and the Sun on January 29, and to celebrate the Montauk Observatory will be holding an observing party at Theodore Roosevelt County Park.
- An East Hampton Town harbormaster who was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana early last week resigned from his job
- As the economy continues to struggle, rescue groups have noticed the trickle down effect on the homeless population for dogs.
- WordHampton Public Relations recently launched a free iPhone application (app) to keep business owners informed about the world of marketing.
- Ten students at the Riley Avenue Elementary School in the Riverhead School District will have the opportunity during the first week of February to speak "live" via ham radio to the astronauts aboard the International Space Station
- Representatives from HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization in the nation, presented Peconic Bay Medical Center (PBMC) with its Excellence in General Surgery Award.