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  • Westhampton Beach High School students, from left, Richard Tiska, Richard Kern, Christopher Bender, John Beyernheimer and Cole Hempel were named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program. were named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program. To earn the title, they placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the PSAT.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Middle School seventh-grader Conner Poch assisted sixth-graders during a study skills class on October 10. While the class, taught by librarian Yvonne Perez, is geared to help sixth-graders hone their study skills, it also gives seventh-graders a chance to strengthen their public speaking abilities. Every quarter, Perez invites a seventh-grader to present an aspect of the curriculum to the class. As this quarter’s presenter, Poch worked with Perez to develop a lesson plan and activities that coincided with the topic at hand – in this case, memorization.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School third-graders,  Logan Barnabee and Natalia Weidel, joined their classmates  in using Chromebooks. Students are learning to navigate Google Classroom, along with the various other Google apps. These third graders are also accessing programs such as Xtra Math, Kahoot!, and Quizlet to support their learning.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Students in the Hampton Bays High School Science Research program were given a unique opportunity to visit the federal Plum Island Animal Disease Center on October 5. During their visit to the facility, which is run by the Department of Homeland Security, students learned about the foot-and-mouth disease and African swine fever that affect many animals around the globe. The full day of research discussions included a guest talk by Dr. Luis Rodriquez, research leader of the Foreign Animal Disease Research Unit through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Scouts in Girl Scout Troop 759 earned their Bronze Award for constructing a bike rack for East Quogue. They decided on the project when they realized there was nowhere for them to park their bikes when they rode into town. Ron Campsy, who owns the New Moon Restaurant, and allowed the Scouts to put the bike rack on his property. Materials were donated by Speonk Lumber. From left back row, Ron Campsy, Megan Peters, Isabelle Schneider, Makayla Vignieri, Celeste Franks, Troop Leader Elizabeth (Missy) Capozzoli-Vignieri, Co-leader Cindy Schneider; front, Aurora Blowes, Lana Blowes, Margaret Falvey, and Maya Marino.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • The second annual Take a Vet Fishing Tournament, organized by Hampton Watercraft and Marine, took place last month.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 12</span>
  • The second annual Take a Vet Fishing Tournament, organized by Hampton Watercraft and Marine, took place last month.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 12</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School students, from left, Cole Hempel, John Beyernheimer, Christopher Bender, Richard Kern and Richard Tiska were named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program. . To earn the title, they placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the PSAT.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 11</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School senior Comeragh Sheehan will perform at the NafME All-National Honor Ensembles festival in November. He has played the flute for seven years and the piccolo for the past four years, and earned the selection based on his NYSSMA scores last spring along with teacher recommendations.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 11</span>
  • Technology with music at Quogue Library as part of children's education. Class instructors musicians Josh Pasca and Meg Flannery teach digital applications.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Quogue Library, Quogue, Oct 9</span>
  • Quogue Library after hours jazz featuring The Abe Ovadia Trio was a night to remember!<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Quogue Library, Quogue, Oct 9</span>
  • The Hampton Bays School District’s Board of Education presented junior Gabrielle Caine with a certificate of recognition during its September meeting. During the summer, Gabrielle was selected, as part of the High School Honors Performance Series, to perform at the Sydney Opera House in Australia along with student performers from 43 countries and states. From left, Hampton Bays Assistant Principal Eric Ferraro, choral teacher Debra Liso, Gabrielle, and Principal Christopher Richardt.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 5</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Middle School students, left to right, Melanie Yac, Regan Moran and Haley Stoehr help reshelve books in their school library. Since the beginning of the school year, the students have been spending a portion of their study hall periods placing books borrowed by their peers back on the shelves of the school library.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 2</span>
  • Ex-chief Al Tudisco of the Westhampton Beach Fire Department is happy to reach the finish line at Sunday’s Tunnel2Towers Race/Walk in New York. Behind him is firefighter Paul Hoyle. Courtesy Westhampton Beach Fire Department<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 2</span>
  • Some Westhampton Beach Fire Department volunteers got a greeting from some of the firefighters of Brooklyn Rescue 1, the firehouse that Stephen Siller was assigned to on 9-11. Courtesy Westhampton Beach Fire Department<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 2</span>
  • Second-graders at East Quogue Elementary School participated in a fun tasting challenge last month, in which teachers prepared a food item and the students chose a favorite. The winner was a bruschetta, made from ingredients picked from the school garden.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 28</span>
  • After speaking at a meeting of the Hampton Bays Beautification Assocation, Southampton Town Police Chief Steve Skrynecki asked if they group would plant a garden at the entrance to police headquarters. The chief was surprised by the group's action last week. The planting and design was by Merry Warner of Mother Earth Landscaping.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 27</span>
  • Jean Tocko, second from left, a 103-year-old survivor of the 1938 Hurricane, reminisces about that day on Friday, the 80th anniversary of the hurricane, at the Westhampton Beach Historical Society's Tuthill House Museum.        DANA SHAW<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 24</span>
  • Lois Davis, center, survivor of the 1938 Hurricane reminisces about that day on Friday, the 80th anniversary of the hurricane, at the Westhampton Beach Historical Society's Tuthill House Museum.   DANA SHAW<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 24</span>
  • Local survivors of the 1938 Hurricane got together to remember the day and tell their stories on Friday, the 80th anniversary of the hurricane, at the Westhampton Beach Historical Society's Tuthill House Museum.  They are, standing left to right, Fred Overton, Conrad Teller and Anne Kirsch. Second row, seated, left to right, Gladys Raynor, Lois Davis, Jackie Bennett, Marian Phillips and Jean Tocko. Front row, seated, left to right, Betty Warner, Otis Bradley, Ruth Duvall, Dewey Rose and Joyce Kelley.  DANA SHAW<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 24</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School kindergartners, left to right, Kate Schwinn, Josephine Doscinski and Addison Hortsman, reading books in class.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 24</span>
  • East Quogue Elementatry School student Hannah Spanbock plays with the toy farm animals in Kerri King’s classroom.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 24</span>
  • Hampton Bays High School seniors were recognized by the College Board as Advanced Placement Scholars. They are: AP Scholar--Batuhan Aykac, Ava Bianchi, Olivia Dimijjan, Annabelle Dominguez, Gavin Grismer and Rachel Reycroft; AP Scholar with Honor--Mecca Brooks, Christina Coulton, Christopher Gulotta and Dylymm Von Bartheld; AP Scholar with Distinction--Thomas O’Connell and Domenico Pensa III.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 20</span>
  • Michael Kehoe, left, the Hampton Bays Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year, with Chief Bowman Prendegrast, First Assistant Chief Chris Hansen, and Third Assistant Chief Rick Nydegger at the Southampton Town Fire Chiefs Council's Firefighter and EMT of the Year awards dinner at Dockers Restaurant in East Quogue on Saturday night. The award recipients were each chosen by their departments for their dedication to their departments and communities. COURTESY WESTHAMPTON BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 18</span>
  • The recipient of the Westhampton Beach Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year Award was Robert Eckles. Jr., holding plaque. He was joined at the presentation by, from left, Captain Nancy Lynch, Captain Larry Saccente, Chief Billy Dalton, Captain Thomas Glover, and Lieutenant Paul Capazzola at the Southampton Town Fire Chiefs Council's Firefighter and EMT of the Year awards dinner at Dockers Restaurant in East Quogue on Saturday night. The award recipients were each chosen by their departments for their dedication to their departments and communities. COURTESY WESTHAMPTON BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 17</span>
  • Firefighter Steve Failla, right, was the Quogue Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year. He was given his award by Third Assistant Chief David Schaffauet at the Southampton Town Fire Chiefs Council's Firefighter and EMT of the Year awards dinner at Dockers Restaurant in East Quogue on Saturday night. The award recipients were each chosen by their departments for their dedication to their departments and communities. COURTESY WESTHAMPTON BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 17</span>
  • Michael Kehoe, left, the Hampton Bays Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year, with Chief Bowman Prendegrast, First Assistant Chief Chris Hansen, and Second Assistant Chief James Kappers at the Southampton Town Fire Chiefs Council's Firefighter and EMT of the Year awards dinner at Dockers Restaurant in East Quogue on Saturday night. The award recipients were each chosen by their departments for their dedication to their departments and communities. COURTESY WESTHAMPTON BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 17</span>
  • Denise Flynn, left, was named the East Quogue Fire Department’s EMS Provider of the Year. She was presented her award by First Assistant Chief Scott Flynn at the Southampton Town Fire Chiefs Council's Firefighter and EMT of the Year awards dinner at Dockers Restaurant in East Quogue on Saturday night. The award recipients were each chosen by their departments for their dedication to their departments and communities. COURTESY WESTHAMPTON BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 17</span>
  • The Hampton Bays School District paid tribute to U.S. Navy veteran Richard Steiber by flying an American flag in his honor throughout the month of September. He was recognized at a ceremony on September 12 at Hampton Bays Elementary School, where fourth-graders honored him along with the heroes of September 11, 2001. After 22 years of service, Mr. Steiber retired from the Navy in January 1996.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 14</span>
  • With the Quogue Library's matching gift challenge up September 15th we see support in the community regardless of age!  Call the library at 631-653-4224 for more information on this exciting time to donate!  Thank you kids!<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Quogue Library, Quogue, Sep 10</span>