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  • Commercial Fisher man and Hampton Bays Resident Matthew Raynor was recently injured in a diving accident and broke his neck. Please check out his GoFundMe page please.

https://www.gofundme.com/help-matthew-raynor-recover-from-spinal-injury<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by JonathanRaynor, Hampton Bays, New York, May 10</span>
  • Eva Casale finished the fourth of seven back-to-back marathons at VFW Post 5350 in Westhampton Beach on April 30. She donates all the money raised by her efforts to the nonprofit Hope for the Warriors to support veterans and their families in Suffolk County. The fourth leg of the seven-day effort was dedicated to SSGT. Louis Bonacasa who was killed in action two years ago.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by jollyg, Hampton Bays, May 9</span>
  • Marine Corps veteran Frederick Bauer was honored as a Hometown Hero by the Westhampton Free Library at a ceremony on April 27. Westhampton Free Library Director Danielle Waskiewicz presented him with a flag.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 6</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School second graders recently participated in a financial literacy program sponsored by People’s United Bank in partnership with the Junior Achievement program. The students learned about the people and businesses that make up a community, how goods and services are produced in a community, and some of the different jobs that are held by members of the community.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 6</span>
  • Eva Casale finished the fourth of seven back-to-back marathons at VFW Post 5350 in Westhampton Beach on April 30. She donates all the money raised by her efforts to the nonprofit Hope for the Warriors to support veterans and their families in Suffolk County. The fourth leg of the seven-day effort was dedicated to SSGT. Louis Bonacasa who was killed in action two years ago.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 6</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School Class of 2019 wore apparel to show off their choice of college on May 1.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 6</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Elementary School held a wellness week during the week of April 8. Throughout the week, students participated in a variety of healthy activities at school and home, as part of a healthy homework initiative. They learned to make healthy snacks, took part in physical activities – including Walk to School Day and yoga sessions – and participated in mental health discussions, including learning how to “calm your butterflies.”<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 23</span>
  • After practicing all year, Westhampton Beach Elementary School third-graders participated in a recorder concert for friends and family on April 16. The students performed several pieces, including “Hot Cross Buns,” “Merrily We Roll Along,” “The Grand Old Duke of York” and “Lightly Row.”<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 23</span>
  • To foster a love of reading among students, Hampton Bays Middle School held its first book exchange on April 8, during which students brought in books to swap with their peers. “It was wonderful seeing the love of literature being shared,” said teacher Kathy Algieri.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 23</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Middle School students met primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall over a Skype call on April 11. They learned about Goodall’s love of animals, how she became interested in studying chimpanzees, her foundation, Roots & Shoots, and how every person can play a role in preserving the planet.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 23</span>
  • Hampton Bays High School Science Research students presented their scientific findings at the school’s fifth annual Science Research Symposium on April 17.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 23</span>
  • The HYAL third and fourth grade girls team finished its basketball season undefeated, a real feat considering over half the girls had never played basketball before, according to coach Keith Brown. The team included, top row, from left, Jen Gaudiello, Anthony McEntee and Keith Brown, middle row, from left, Tierney McEntee, Olivia Walsh, Elizabeth Sultan, Nicole Fink, Kate Sweet, Jo-Jo Derby, Rylee Krill, Ava Michalowski, and Mia Brown.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 15</span>
  • Emely Carrillo, left, and Leigh Kestin. Emely Carrillo, age 8, of Hampton Bays, recently won the title of “Mini Con-10-der Long Island” at the In10sity Dance Competition, held at West Islip High School on Saturday, April 6. Emely wowed the judges and the crowd with her jazz solo dance performance to “Bugle Boy.” 
Emely, a third-grade student at Hampton Bays Elementary, has participated in school talent shows and has been working with the Dance Centre of the The Hamptons and Manorville for four years. On stage, Emely thanked her mother and her teachers, and later on thanked Leigh Kestin, owner of the studio, Nicole Dennehy, studio director, and Wendi Sullivan.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by mpintauro, Southampton, Apr 15</span>
  • Emely Carrillo. Emely Carrillo, age 8, of Hampton Bays, recently won the title of “Mini Con-10-der Long Island” at the In10sity Dance Competition, held at West Islip High School on Saturday, April 6. Emely wowed the judges and the crowd with her jazz solo dance performance to “Bugle Boy.” 
Emely, a third-grade student at Hampton Bays Elementary, has participated in school talent shows and has been working with the Dance Centre of the The Hamptons and Manorville for four years. On stage, Emely thanked her mother and her teachers, and later on thanked Leigh Kestin, owner of the studio, Nicole Dennehy, studio director, and Wendi Sullivan.
<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by mpintauro, Southampton, Apr 15</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Middle School seventh-graders, including, from left, Patricia Dirzius, Sullivan Norton, Cassandra Dennehy and Brooke Donahue, designed "imperial eggs" as part of a unit in art about sculpture.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 12</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School Science Research students presented their research projects at the Long Island Science Congress competition on April 10 at St. Anthony’s High School. The 16 students have been working on their extensive research under the direction of science teacher Dr. Dianna Gobler. Research topics included microplastic accumulation in sediments and shellfish, the elemental composition of paleontological samples and nicotine’s effect on the behavior of Caenorhabditis elegans, among others. Results of the competition will be available in May.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 12</span>
  • Southampton High School senior Luke Collum has been named the Rotary Student of the Month for April.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 12</span>
  • Hampton Bays School District students recently competed in the 2019 New England School Scrabble Championship, held in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Team members, back row, from left, Christian Pensa, John Hilbert, Taylor Tureski, Matthew Papajohn; and front, James Maroulas, Peter "Sonny" Scelfo and Holly Anderson.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 12</span>
  • Jaeda & Akasha Gant took home the People's Choice Award at the Town of Southampton Youth Bureau's 6th Annual Hamptons Got Talent Competition on Saturday, April 6th.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Southampton Youth Bureau, southampton, Apr 9</span>
  • The Town of Southampton Youth Bureau's 6th Annual Hamptons Got Talent winners were announced on Saturday, April 6th - Maya Teixeira (1st Place), Emma Suhr (2nd Place), and Road Trip band (3rd Place)<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Southampton Youth Bureau, southampton, Apr 9</span>
  • The HYAL fifth and sixth grade went undefeated this winter. The team included, from top left, coach Missy Capozzoli-Vignieri, Makayla Vignieri, Jasmine Taylor, Kelly Moran, Regan Moran, Aurora Blowes, and, from bottom left, Shannon Thompson, Shannon KiIloran, Zoe Jankowski, Margaret Falvey and Margaret Gilbride.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 9</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School Science Research students, from left, Jack Halloran, Evan Lockwood, Jane Paulson, Casey Gallagher, Jade Hawkesworth and Matt Daleo, recently participated in the Medical Marvels competition hosted by the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health in Manhasset. As part of the competition, the students were challenged to find a solution to a major health issue in New York State: vaping in schools. The students, under the direction of teacher Dr. Dianna Gobler, designed a plan that included infrared technology and microchips in student identification cards to reduce incidents of vaping in high-use areas.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 8</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Elementary School now features sensory paths in several of its hallways. The paths are marked with colorful decals that prompt students to jump, spin, squat, hop, count and spell. “We encourage movement throughout the day,” said Principal Lisa Slover. “The paths are just another opportunity for students to get a bit of energy out and take a break.”<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 5</span>
  • The Westhampton Beach sixth grade AAU basketball team defeated Manhasset on Saturday to win the Long Island Division II AAU Championship at Island Garden Basketball in Garden City, capping off an 11-1 season.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 2</span>
  • Westhampton resident and Westhampton Beach High School graduate Jordan Daniel won the 22nd annual Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella and Yedid Kings Park 15K on March 23. Crossing the finish line in 51:36, a mile pace of of 5:32 on a hilly course, this was Daniel’s second competitive race ever, and he has won both of them, the previous being the Hamptons Marathon last October. The Kings Park race is the second in the prestigious Long Island Running Series that also includes the NEFCU Long Island Marathon/ Half Marathon in May, the Shelter Island 10K in June, the Great Cow Harbor 10K in September, and the Catholic Health Services Suffolk County Marathon/Half Marathon in October.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 25</span>
  • Westhampton youth teams cleaned up during the SYS winter league, with its third and fourth grade teams and fifth and sixth grade teams each going undefeated to win their respective divisions. The third and fourth grade team, shown here, went 9-0, and included, front row from left, Gabe Monserrate, Kyle Coffey, Dylan Blenk and assistant coach Donovan “Lil Kyrie” Bullock, and back row from left, Liam McGinness, Nicolas Simone, Brady Hudson, Anias Mitchell, Jake Calloway, Attis Smorginas, Zion Stokes, Noah Beren, Aiden Calamita, and head coach Lance Bullock.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 25</span>
  • Westhampton's fifth and sixth grade team went 10-0 and were champions of the SYS league this past winter. The team included, bottom row, from left, Drew Calloway, Finn Norton, James Monserrate, Aidan Collins, Dante Quinos, and assistant coach Donovan “Lil Kyrie” Bullock, and, back row from left, Max Beren, Javon Trent, head coach Lance Bullock and Kelvin Highsmith.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 25</span>
  • Celebrating approval of the Westhampton Garden Club's new plan for "An English Garden by the Sea" that will bloom on the Westhampton Village Green are, from left, Andrew DeRubeis, Department of Public Works; Doug Nappi of Dragonfly Design; Mayor Maria Moore; and Inger Mejean, club president. Dragonfly will help implement club members' design for a garden that will educate residents on plants that thrive in the local climate as well as serve as a beautiful backdrop for outdoor events. The Westhampton Garden Club established and has maintained a public garden on the Green for over 50 years.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 15</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School student Dominic Strong sits next to Coach Maloney, who allowed students to cover his face with shaving cream as a reward for raising money for the school's Boosterthon.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 15</span>
  • As part of a life skills project, Westhampton Beach Middle School students learned how to stamp tote bags for a local business, Justin’s Chop Shop. Teacher Alison Hansson said the project gave students an opportunity to learn about a local business through a hands-on activity.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 13</span>