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- Tuesday morning dawned gray and somber. The weather seemed a fitting backdrop as Southampton resident Mylene (Mimi) Michel-Guerra and three of her siblings prepared to board a plane to Haiti and embark upon a heartbreaking journey.
- After a successful, nearly $10 million public referendum passed last summer for a renovation, expansion and restoration of the historic John Jermain Memorial Library (JJML), the library's plans still hinge on approvals from a number of Sag Harbor Village boards.
- The Custer Institute and Observatory has announced some upcoming events.
- The Peconic Community Council, Inc. (PCC), a not-for-profit organization based in Riverhead, will be hosting it's Third Annual Peconic Plunge to benefit the Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach Program on Saturday, February 27.
- Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. announced the Assembly passed major ethics reform legislation to create independent oversight of legislators and other government offices, enhance enforcement, and shine more light on outside income earned by legislators.
- Assemblymen Fred W. Thiele, Jr. and Marc Alessi called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to conduct a public hearing on the East End of Long Island relating to their service reductions for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR).
- CMEE has announced upcoming events, including an annual luncheon and partnering with Music Together for family literacy.
- The Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center's Straight Talk: Real People will host Dr. Ancy Verdier on Thursday, January 28 at 7 p.m.
- The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF) rescued 22 dogs from a Missouri Puppy Mill. This is the first of four rescues ARF has planned for this year.
- Axis Construction Corporation, one of the leading construction firms in the tri-state area, donated their time, services and construction costs to create a brand-new ladies locker room for Peconic Bay Medical Center's surgical pavilion.
- The Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center is offering young women, ages 14 to 18, a contemporary, empowering workshop, "Girls to Women" (G2W), beginning Thursday, February 4.
- The U.S. Census Bureau seeks to employ a large work force of part-time, temporary workers.
- Governor David A. Paterson congratulated New York's 11 finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search, a national science research competition for high school seniors.
- The Save Sag Harbor organization has announced some upcoming events, including Sag Harbor Village meetings, writing workshops at the Library, a Pancake Breakfast benefiting the Food Pantry, and caring for and about waterfowl on the East End.
- This January, a delegation of 15 Long Islanders traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico, to explore the roots of migration from Mexico to the United States, meeting with Mexican migration experts, interviewing migrants, and visiting communities affected by migration.
- On Monday, February 15 Southampton Town Police received a report of several subjects injured from a fall at a residential construction site in Water Mill.
by Douglas MacKaye Harrington
- Once again art, commerce and charity blend in the mosaic that is pure Hamptons altruism. The art of flower photographer Patti Courville and the epicurean delights of the Village Gourmet Cheese Shoppe merged to support the grassroots charity that is the Have A Heart Community Trust.
- Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) announced highway safety grants that have been awarded in his Assembly district. These grants were distributed by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee and will promote highway and traffic safety.
- On Tuesday, February 2, Southampton Town Police received multiple calls of a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of County Road 51 and County Road 63 (Lake Avenue) in the hamlet of Northampton.
- A Riverhead woman will be arraigned Wednesday for fatal stabbing. Kianna Coach is charged with first degree manslaughter.