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News Nearby: Firefighters Battle Water Mill Blaze

Also, a dead dolphin washes up in Hampton Bays, and New York Sec’y of State visits East Hampton.

News Nearby: Firefighters Battle Water Mill Blaze

Here's a look at the top headlines and newsmakers from this past week in nearby Patch towns. 

East Hampton

Secretary of State Says East Hampton's Restructuring Is a Model

East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson gave New York Secretary of State Cesar A. Perales an overview of the town's economic recovery plan, the reason the state is rewarding the town to the tune of $500,000.


Chief: Firefighters Faced Several Challenges Battling Water Mill Blaze

In difficult weather conditions, 70 firefighters worked for seven hours on Tuesday to completely extinguish a fire in a Water Mill house that started with a lightning strike on Tuesday.

North Fork

Orient Farmers Urge Riverhead Board to Reconsider Excavation Request…

After a public outcry from an Orient farming family outraged over a proposed denial of their request to excavate on their Sound Avenue parcel, the Riverhead Town board decided to hold off on a decision.

"We're absolutely shocked by the Riverhead Town board," Orient resident Steve Mezynieski said Saturday.

Westhampton-Hampton Bays

Riverhead Foundation: Washed Up Dolphin Had Pneumonia

A dolphin that washed up in Hampton Bays on Thursday died of pneumonia.

According to the Riverhead Foundation, while initial findings from the necropsy on the female common dolphin indicate pneumonia killed it, the foundation is awaiting results of a test that will determine if the dolphin also had the morbillivirus.

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