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Week in Review: Popular FedEx Driver Returns to Work

Also this week, East Hampton School District decided how it will make up lost school days due to Hurricane Sandy, and an East Hampton man was charged with 70 sex crimes recently.

Week in Review: Popular FedEx Driver Returns to Work

News

: Johanna Liesbeth ("Lisa") de Kooning died on Friday at her home on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. U.S. Virgin Island Police said on Tuesday that a fall preceded her death, though an ultimate cause of death had not yet been determined.

Some New Names Enter Fire Commish Races: While there is only one contested race in this year's round of fire district commissioners elections within the Town of East Hampton, there are several new names on the ballots.

: Barry Gilliam is back on his East Hampton delivery route about a month after his contract was terminated with FedEx.

Duck Hunting Ban Called for on Fort Pond: Resident on Montauk pond has started a petition "danger to those who live near its shoreline."

Schools

East Hampton Schools Cut Spring Break to Compensate for Sandy: School will be held Tuesday through Thursday over spring vacation in March.

Southampton High School Junior Mourned: Emilio Padilla-Berrezueta, who was about to transfer to East Hampton High School, died Monday evening.

Crime

East Hampton Man Charged With Nearly 70 Sex Crimes: Following an investigation after an April arrest, Fidel Castro-Brito stands charged with over 70 crimes, including first-degree rape.

Police: High Speed Chase Ends in DWI Charge: Speeds reached up to 100 miles per hour, police said, before a man was arrested in Southampton Village.

Business

Christmas Store Opens in Amagansett: C. Whitmore Gardens not only sells Christmas trees, ornaments and more, but also offers design services.

Volunteers in the News

: When a bone infection spread in one of Bob Orr's feet, requiring a partial amputation – on top of everything else that the family was dealing with – it was decided that it was time to step up.

Sandy Relief Group Aiding Victims Any Way It Can: Hamptons Hurricane Relief Fund provides Superstorm Sandy victims with everything they need, from helping hands to space heaters and birthday cakes.

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