PHOTOS: Town Trustees Tour Sandy Damage At Red Creek
Last 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 decimated and at least two summer houses were destroyed.
Stunned by the damage, Trustee Fred Havemeyer said that the town trustees have a lot of work to do.
NY Mag: New Parrish Is an Unexpected Monument
The new Parrish Art Museum opened to the public last week, and the reviews have been pouring in, including from New York Magazine's Justin Davidson, who writes that, "The design springs from that milky East End radiance that has seduced artists from William Merritt Chase to Fairfield Porter, Willem de Kooning, and Jane Freilicher."
Davidson lauds Swiss architects' Herzog & de Meuron's use of natural light.
"Museum curators are not generally fond of natural light, which has a disruptive habit of changing, shifting, and throwing down spatters of glare," he writes. "But the architects — and lighting designers from the engineering firm Arup — thought that perhaps art should be seen by the same light that painters use."
Mattituck BP Gas Station Reportedly Robbed at Gun Point
Mattituck BP Gas Station manager Recep Zaim confirmed the morning of Nov. 20 that the by three masked men — at least one of them who was armed — Monday night at about 10:30 p.m.
Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley said he did not want to comment on the incident, which remains under investigation.
Bail For Man Charged With Striking Cyclist In Fatal Crash Dropped To $1K
Two weeks after a car crash that took the life of beloved Brookhaven National Lab safety engineer and avid cyclist Stephen F. Kane, bail was reduced on Wednesday to $1000 for the man driving the car.
According to Joe Cozzo, the Central Islip-based attorney for William Slatton, 31, who was charged with driving while under the influence of methadone with his four children in the car, the bail was dropped from $10,000 to $1,000, with bond at $2,000.
Slatton remains charged with all misdemeanor crimes currently – DWAI drugs, four counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. The charges could result up to a year in jail. He has been held since the accident at the Suffolk County Correctional facility.
Montauk Helps Feed Hurricane Victims on Thanksgiving
Montauk residents have been sending help to the Rockaways in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, and Thanksgiving is no different.
Sally Richardson and her husband, Andy Harris, who have lived in Montauk for 10 years, helped organize the delivery of a Thanksgiving feast, with donations from restaurants and residents on the South Fork. They plan to set out for the hurricane-ravaged area on Thursday morning at 8, and dole out pre-cooked food with other organizations near PS 105.
"We wanted to do something for Thanksgiving from Montauk," Richardson said. They have been inspired by East End Cares, an informal organization that formed to spread the word about the need and organize trips Up-Island. "The EEC Facebook page has been a wonderful tool," she said. "It allowed all of the organizing of this trip to happen."