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  • Westhampton Beach Elementary School kindergartners, from left, Maggie McCarthy, Brooke Stoehr, Claire Robesch and Dakota Macedonio  were dressed for the occasion as the school celebrated Flag Day, with a morning flag ceremony. Student council members read flag facts and members of the school band performed patriotic songs.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 18</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School celebrated its third annual Flag Day ceremony on June 14, with patriotic songs and recognition to veterans in the community.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 18</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School celebrated its third annual Flag Day ceremony on June 14, with patriotic songs and recognition to veterans in the community.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 18</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School celebrated its third annual Flag Day ceremony on June 14, with patriotic songs and recognition to veterans in the community.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 18</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School celebrated its third annual Flag Day ceremony on June 14, with patriotic songs and recognition to veterans in the community.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 18</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School celebrated its third annual Flag Day ceremony on June 14, with patriotic songs and recognition to veterans in the community.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 18</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School celebrated its third annual Flag Day ceremony on June 14, with patriotic songs and recognition to veterans in the community.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 18</span>
  • Sixth-grade students who are members of the Hampton Bays Middle School Harmonizers displayed their musical talents on June 6. The talented singers kicked off the Long Island Ducks game by performing the national anthem.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 18</span>
  • David “Tree” Smith was honored with a flag that will fly outside Hampton Bays Elementary School until September. Mr. Smith is a retired from the U.S. Air Force and served as a flight engineer on helicopters for his entire career which included two combat tours in Vietnam. Dave is standing to the right of his father (in wheelchair), a World War II Marine who received three Purple Hearts while fighting in the Pacific theatre. Joining in the celebration were members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5350 Westhampton Beach and American Legion Post 924 of Hampton Bays. The entire class of the second grade honored Mr. Smith and the country's flag.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 15</span>
  • David “Tree” Smith was honored with a flag that will fly outside Hampton Bays Elementary School until September. Mr. Smith is a retired from the U.S. Air Force and served as a flight engineer on helicopters for his entire career which included two combat tours in Vietnam. Dave is standing to the right of his father (in wheelchair), a World War II Marine who received three Purple Hearts while fighting in the Pacific theatre. Joining in the celebration were members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5350 Westhampton Beach and American Legion Post 924 of Hampton Bays. The entire class of the second grade honored Mr. Smith and the country's flag.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 15</span>
  • Senior athletes at Hampton Bays High School were recognized for their dedication to athletics and academics with scholarships and awards at the annual Doc Fallot Varsity Awards Dinner on June 6.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 15</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School fourth-graders recently spent a week working with local artist Joyce Raimondo to paint a large mural in their school’s hallway. The colorful mural, designed by art teacher Debra McDowell, features positive character traits that the school teaches, including tolerance, courage, honesty, responsibility, respect, citizenship, generosity and perseverance<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 14</span>
  • Members of the Leos, a service club at Hampton Bays High School, visited the Smithtown-based Guide Dog Foundation on June 9. During the trip, the club members learned more about the foundation and the people who rely on guide dogs, including two college students whose guide dogs assist them in getting to and from school every day. The students also participated in a dog CPR training class.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 14</span>
  • Local band Road Trip (Christiaan Padavan, Josh Pasca, Nick Corredor, Jacob Nitti, and Andre Bianchi)took first place in the annual Southampton Town Youth Bureau's Battle of the Bands last Friday evening at Ponqogue Beach in Hampton Bays.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 14</span>
  • Kasey Zeidner of East Quogue has graduated from Farmingdale State College with a degree in nursing. SEE MORE IN EAST QUOGUE NEWS.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 14</span>
  • Children of St. Rosalie’s Parish in Hampton Bays presenting a check to Bishop William Murphy. The money will be donated to the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, which, among other activities, supports schools, medical assistance and other aid to children and families displaced as a result of violence. Back left to right,  Deacon Jim Leopard; Marion Boden, Chair of the Common Good Committee; Bishop William Murphy and Father Edward Sheridan, Pastor of St. Rosalie’s Parish in Hampton Bays. BRUCE DOSCHER<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 12</span>
  • Jamey Powell arriving at Dockers Waterside, the end of Bike To The Beach For Autism, a 100-mile ride from New York City to the East Quogue restaurant and marina.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 11</span>
  • Jamey Powell arriving at Dockers Waterside, the end of Bike to the Beach, a 100-mile charity ride for Autism on Friday, June 8.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 11</span>
  • Hampton Theatre Company Artistic Director Diana Marbury presents the 2018 Peter Marbury Scholarship award of $2,500 to Joseph Taibbi, a senior at Eastport South Manor High School, who plans to study theater arts at Suffolk County Community College in September. The award was presented at the June 10 matinee performance of "Don't Dress for Dinner", HTC's final production of its 2017-2018 season. Funds for the scholarship come from concession sales at Hampton Theatre Company productions.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 11</span>
  • As part of its Community Hero initiative, the Westhampton Free Library will recognize Westhampton Beach resident Ann Nowak on June 13. See Westhampton section in Community for more information.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 11</span>
  • The Hampton Bays School District honored local veteran Daniel Stebbins, center, with a ceremony on May 25. At the ceremony were U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin (fifth from right) and high school seniors Lizeth Reyes, Shane Riscen, Oscar Mora, Nicholas Antieri, Ryan Caffrey, Keegan Schneider, Steven Delgado and Jordan Phillips, all of whom have committed to enlisting in the military following graduation.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 11</span>
  • Matthew L. McGann of Hampton Bays has been named Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Amherst College,<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 11</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School fifth-gradersents in Kim O’Rourke’s class participated in field day last week.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 11</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Elementary School students met author and poet Darren Sardelli during an assembly on May 31. As part of the energy-filled event, Mr. Sardelli spoke to the students about poetry, his children’s books and his journey to becoming a writer.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 7</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Middle School held a rededication ceremony for its 9/11 memorial on May 25. The memorial, which sits at the base of the school’s flagpole, was designed by Westhampton Beach High School eighth-grader Gianna Gattuso with the assistance of area artist Clare Bennett and middle school art teacher Lise Frielinghaus, who passed away earlier this year.  From left,  Superintendent of Schools Mike Radday, artist Clare Bennett and Westhampton Beach High School student Gianna Gattuso.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 7</span>
  • Robert Eckles, Jr., center, holding plaque, was honored as Firefighter of the Year at the Westhampton Beach Fire Department’s installation dinner which was held  Friday evening at the Westhampton Country Club. With firefighter Eckles are, from  left, Third Assistant Chief Kevin Raynor, Chief Engineer Billy Dalton, Second Assistant Chief Mauro DiBenedetto, and First Assistant Chief Halsey Stevens.  COURTESY WESTHAMPTON BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 4</span>
  • Forty-five Westhampton Beach High School juniors were inducted into the National Honor Society during a ceremony on May 29.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 4</span>
  • The Hampton Bays Civic Assocation Vice President Maria Hults presented its annual scholarship to Michael Fasanella with a $1,000 scholarship award. In presenting the award, Ms. Hults made special note of Michael's reliable and continued cheerful service both to the community and to the outreach of the Hampton Bays Civic Association throughout high school.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 4</span>
  • Kylie Pincus and Zachary Pincus were among those who did their part helping children in need by participating in the Westhampton Free Library's celebration of Red Nose Day on May 24. As part of the event, patrons who donated nonperishable food items received a red nose. All of the items collected were donated to local food pantries.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 4</span>
  • More than 80 members of the Hampton Bays Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade chorus participated in the NYSSMA Major Organization Festival, held on May 29 at Five Towns College. The singers, under the direction of Carolanne Mazur, earned a bronze medal for their performance.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 4</span>