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- Suffolk Executive Steve Levy denounced an up to 75 percent restriction on lobster catches proposed by the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC).
- The New York State Consumer Protection Board (CPB) is alerting consumers to new options that are available regarding overdrafts charges for transactions made with debit and ATM cards.
- Councilman Jim Wooten seeks proposals to privatize Riverhad Town Animal Shelter stating that the Town of Riverhead's Animal Shelter could, “Provide humane and compassionate care in a more economical way."
- "Ensuring a safe food supply is our top priority here at the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets."
- New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker announced that effective January 1, 2011 the State will no longer be involved in the licensing of dogs.
- The New York State Consumer Protection Board (CPB) hails the enactment of an update to the State's Do Not Call telemarketing law that address new practices which "game the system."
- Representatives from the Southampton Town Council, Sag Harbor Historical Society, and Foster family reunited to rededicate “Long Beach."
by Eileen Casey
- The stormy weather this week resulting in high winds and rain created havoc for many East Enders.
- To mark the 75th anniversary of the Social Security Program, the New York State Consumer Protection Board (CPB) is reminding consumers of the importance of safeguarding their Social Security number.
- Senator Kenneth P. LaValle honored Good Samaritans Alexander Rabinovich, Eftimia Tsapouris, and Biruta Krilova, all from Wading River, with the New York State Senate Liberty Award.
- Honor Flight Long Island is proud to announce that its next flight, on Saturday, September 25, will carry its 500th Long Island Veteran to the WWII Memorial in Washington, DC.
- The New York State Insurance Department has activated its Disaster Hotline to help consumers with insurance questions following the wind storm that caused extensive property damage Thursday evening.
- After nearly three years of advocacy, Legislator Jay Schneiderman announced that county trailers used to house homeless sex offenders will be leaving the South Fork - permanently.
- Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) announced that Governor David Paterson signed legislation that relates to commercial fishing vessels.
- East Hampton resident Christopher Cerf is one of the winners of the 2010 McGraw Prize in Education which was announced this morning
- State Board of Elections reminds all state residents to register to vote for the November 2 general election. Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight, Friday, October 8.
by Brittany Buckley
- The busy summer season is over and local businesses are feeling the economic chill. Due to recently announced budget cuts, Saks Fifth Avenue, a cornerstone business in Southampton, is closing on Saturday, October 9, 2010.
- Hampton Jitney in partnership with Vector Media, Southampton Hospital and The American Cancer Society is bringing breast cancer awareness to our local communities by wrapping one of their coaches Pink.
- Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota announced the promotion of SCDA Chief of Investigations Emily Constant to the position of Chief Assistant District Attorney.
- It's not just hard finding good help these days - it's hard finding honest help, too. About 30 percent of all corporate bankruptcies are a direct result of employee theft. With the problem so widespread, many companies simply factor those losses into their yearly projections.