Westhampton Beach teens drink more and more often than other East End teens, according conducted by the Town of Southampton Youth Bureau and HUGS, a non-profit Westhampton Beach organization that is dedicated to alcohol and drug prevention.
Kym Laube, executive director of HUGS, who presented the findings to Village of Westhampton Beach trustees on Wednesday evening, said that that 69 percent of Westhampton Beach teens have reported drinking alcohol in the past 30 days — the national average is 40 percent, the Suffolk average 57 percent and the Southampton Town average is 40 percent.
Joseph Casertano, 49, of Brooklyn pled not guilty on Tuesday to three felony counts of third-degree grand larceny and one count of first-degree scheming to defraud, after an investigation revealed that he had allegedly stole about $200,000 from several Shelter Island residents who thought Casertano would invest their money, police said.
East End baymen say they are an endangered species, and they want protection before they go extinct.
Daniel G. Rodgers, a Riverhead attorney representing about a dozen baymen in East Hampton Town, sent a letter to the Preservation League of New York State on Wednesday requesting "baymen and their skills" be added to the list of historic and cultural resources in need of saving.
The request comes on the heels of a decision in Maryland last month to add "watermen" to the Endangered Maryland List for 2012.
It's one of the oldest buildings still standing in Southampton Village, but now, — after having undergone additions and experiencing years of neglect — the Rhodes house is an eyesore that needs to be dealt with, according to members of the Village Board.
Some windows are boarded up while others are broken, leaving the building open to the elements and critters. It has been sprayed with graffiti both inside and out, and photos provided by the village show beer bottles and other litter strewn about inside, indicating trespassers were there.
A young Flanders mother who lost her life after giving birth to her third child was flown home to her final resting place in Mexico. Her tragic story touched the hearts of a community who came together to help the young children she left behind.