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  • On Wednesday, March 29, Westhampton Beach High School students participated in the annual Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce Business Plan Competition. The team comprising, left to right, Clarke Lewis, Mark Gregory, Ansley Berman and Chris Merle took second.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 21</span>
  • On Wednesday, March 29, Westhampton Beach High School students participated in the annual Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce Business Plan Competition. The team comprising, left to right, Kristin COmmisso, Emma Lagattolla and Samantha Beck took first place.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 21</span>
  • KIm Smith, Malone Smith, Alex Garcia and Sydney the Bunny at the Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday afternoon on the Village Green. TOM KOCHIE<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 10</span>
  • The five and six-year-olds with their loot at the Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday afternoon on the Village Green. TOM KOCHIE<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 10</span>
  • Juliana and Annbelle Najdzion with the Easter Bunny at the Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday afternoon on the Village Green. TOM KOCHIE<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 10</span>
  • Brooklyn Ogeka gathers eggs at the Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday afternoon on the Village Green. TOM KOCHIE<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 10</span>
  • The Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday afternoon on the Village Green.   TOM KOCHIE<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 10</span>
  • Westhampton High School seniors Liam Woods and Emma Youngs were the guests at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Westhampton. Liam was the January Rotary Student of the Month and Emma was February Student of the Month.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 6</span>
  • Area teens recently participated in an escape room program presented by the Westhampton Free Library’s teen department. During the tech-themed program, participants competed against each other by working in teams to solve various riddles, puzzles and combinations to “break out” of the Teen Boulevard. Clues included ones found in books and the library’s newsletter.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 6</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Elementary School kindergartners recently learned how to shape animals out of clay from local environmental artist Tony Valderrama as part of the school’s visiting artist series. Jasmin Ramirez Vasquez,  left,  and Allison Garcia Rosales show off their creations.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 6</span>
  • Girls Scouts building packages for deployed soldiers of the 106th Airborne<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by jaspomroy34, Westhamtpon, Apr 4</span>
  • The Girl Scouts of HB, WHB, EQ, and Remsenburg packaging boxes for deployed soldiers<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by jaspomroy34, Westhamtpon, Apr 4</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School senior Caleb Mason attempted to drive a "car" through cones wearing goggles that simulated intoxication during a recent  assembly. During the assemblies, led by the Suffolk County Sherriff’s Department in conjunction with the Westhampton Beach Village Police Department, students learned not only about the dangers of drinking and driving, but also about risks when drinking and walking, good decision-making and Leandra’s Law.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 3</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School junior Ariana DeMattei was presented with the 2017 top School Youth Volunteer medallion as part of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on March 24. She was selected for the honor based on her volunteer accomplishments, including her five-year-old Backpacks for Fellow Students project. With her are, left to right, Principal Chris Herr, Prudential representative Marie Neilon, elementary school Principal Lisa Slover and Prudential representative Nick Pititto.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 29</span>
  • Chief Master Sergeant Sherri L. Huppert-Grassie is the Westhampton Free Library's March “Women’s History Month” Hometown Hero. She was honored at a ceremony on March 23 at VFW Post 5350. Joining her for the ceremony are colleagues from the 106th Rescue Wing , left to right, Senior Master Sergeant Eugene Grassie, Senior Airman Sahngwon Lee, Senior Master Sergeant Jessica Hatch, Senior Master Sergeant Fred Rodriguez, Chief Master Sergeant Philip Schmitt, Wing Commander/Colonel Michael Bank, Chief Master Sergeant Huppert-Grassie, Wing Command Chief/Chief Master Sergeant Michael Hewson, Senior Master Sergeant Joseph Kruk, Master Sergeant Ruben Lopez, Senior Master Sergeant Edward Bott and Staff Sergeant Derrick Wallace.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 27</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School junior Grace O’Hare has collected more than 100 new, warm clothing items for Maureen’s Haven and the Family Service League through a fundraiser she initiated called, “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” For the fundraiser, she asked fellow students to donate new sweatshirts, T-shirts, hats, socks, gloves and scarves and held bake sales to raise money to purchase other items.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 20</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Elementary School fifth-grader Seneca White with his project called “Soda and Mentos” during the schools' recent Science Fair.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 13</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Elementary School kindergartners Olivia Tillman and Victoria Tillman with their science project, “Liquids, Solids and Gas,” during the school's recent Science Fair.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 13</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Elementary School second-grader Autumn Neale with her project called “How to Make Blue Salt Crystals” during the school's recent Science Fair.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 13</span>
  • More than 50 dancers from Dance Centre of the Hamptons spent the weekend at the Melville Marriott competing against other Long Island studios, in various styles of dance. The dancers, from Westhampton, Remsenburg, Manorville, Hampton Bays, East Moriches and surrounding East End communities, brought home top honors in a variety of categories. See the Westhampton Community news for details.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 10</span>
  • Congressman Peter King King with VFW leadership including Commander William Hughes VFW Post 5350   Westhampton Beach. VFW is pressing for an end to sequestration. <br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by jollyg, Hampton Bays, Mar 9</span>
  • Congressman Peter King King with VFW leadership including Commander William Hughes VFW Post 5350   Westhampton Beach. VFW is pressing for an end to sequestration. <br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by jollyg, Hampton Bays, Mar 9</span>
  • Four members of the Westhampton Beach High School Symphonic Band--Cailyn Monastero, Jordan Klinge, Comeragh Sheehan and Angela Yu--recently participated in state-level honors ensembles.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 8</span>
  • Four members of the Westhampton Beach High School Symphonic Band--Cailyn Monastero, Jordan Klinge, Comeragh Sheehan and Angela Yu--recently participated in state-level honors ensembles.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 8</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Boy Hits The Runway In Fashion Week
  • The community came out to celebrate the Westhampton Free Library's 120th anniversary on Saturday, March 5. Among the activities were performances by the Westhampton Beach High School Band, a color guard presentation by Boy Scout Troop 62 and Cub Scout Pack 1, proclamations presented by elected officials, a presentation on the history of the library, sealing of a time capsule, an historic photo booth, a video montage of library memories and a reception. From left, Westhampton Free Library Trustees Mitchell Schecter, Barbara Matros, Robert Santucci, Library Director Danielle Waskiewicz, Board President Thomas Moore, Trustees Susan Rosenberg, Mary Anne Yutes and Library Operations Manager Laura Spillane. MICHAEL AZZATO<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 7</span>
  • Westhampton Beach St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser Held Saturday Night
  • Westhampton Beach High School Virtual Enterprise students are set to compete in the National Business Plan finals.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 6</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Middle School sixth-graders recently researched Greek gods as part of an English language arts/history lesson and presented their findings to their peers.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 1</span>
  • Westhampton Free Library honored one of its Hometown Heroes during a flag presentation ceremony at VFW Post 5350 on Thursday, February 23. Westhampton Free Library Director Danielle Waskiewicz with Hometown Hero Edwin Cartoski MICHAEL AZZATO/SELECTIVE EYE PHOTOGRAPHY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 27</span>