A round-up of the week's top headlines across our East End Patch sites:
NBA star Jason Kidd admitted to drinking at a club before crashing his Cadillac Escalade early Sunday morning in Water Mill, according to court documents released on Monday.
Kidd — who had just signed with The New York Knicks three days earlier — refused to submit to either a blood or breath test to determine his blood alcohol content, court records show.
According to a report that made to the Department of Motor Vehicles, the 39-year-old was at — where he was being treated for minor injuries sustained in the crash — when he refused the tests. Refusing a breath test in New York State results in an automatic driver's license suspension
A pit bull that allegedly mauled to death a Shih Tzu in Springs last week will be euthanized on Wednesday, as its owner is being held responsible in court.
Lola, a 7-year-old Shih Tzu, died instantly, her owner Wendy Marks said by phone, when a neighbor's pit bull got loose and attacked her dog on her Copeces Lane property on Thursday night at about 11:15 p.m.
Christine Hawkins, the owner of the pit bull, named Thunder, signed off on euthanasia. She had until Wednesday at 2 p.m., at which time a judge would have decided in a hearing at East Hampton Town Justice Court.
Hawkins was also charged with four violations — having a dangerous dog, under the Agricultural and Markets law, and dog at large, property damage, and harassment by dog, all under the town code, according to court records.
The Town of Southampton has once again put the 227-year-old Ellis Squires House on the market. The house, which is located on Newtown Road, will be sold to the highest bidder.
This is the second time in recent months that the town has attempted to sell the house, which was purchased as part of a seven-acre CPF purchase in 2005 for a little over a million dollars.
The house, which was subdivided onto a half-acre lot after the town's initial purchase, did not generate enough bids when it was put up for sale several months ago.
For the first time in its 95 years of honoring members of the farming community, the Long Island Farm Bureau will be recognizing two women as the winners of its most prestigious annual awards at its.
Local farmer and Riverhead resident Deb Schmitt, of Schmitt Farms, and Randi Dresner, president and CEO of Island Harvest - a Mineola-based food relief organization - will be honored with, respectively, the Amherst Davis Memorial Farmer Citizen Award the LIFB Citizen Award.
Even though Go-Green Sanitation does not use the sollid waste transfer station in Cutchogue, the private carter was recently issued violations for picking up residential refuse that was not in as is required by Southold Town in order to encourage recycling. The town board passed a resolution to a 120-day standstill agreement this Tuesday at a regular Town Hall meeting, lifting a restraining order and allowing Go-Green to get back to business as usual starting Thursday until a permanent solution can be found.
But Ron Fisher of Go-Green addressed members of the Town Board Tuesday, as did several residents of the community who expressed their unhappiness with the yellow bag system, which has been in place since 1993 under a mandate from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, according to Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell.