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News Nearby: 35 People Living in Foreclosed Home

Also this week, some North Fork residents are saying one recent fundraiser at a vineyard went over the line.

The house at 118 West Prospect Street in Southampton Village, which has been deemed uninhabitable. Credit: Courtesy of Southampton Village
The house at 118 West Prospect Street in Southampton Village, which has been deemed uninhabitable. Credit: Courtesy of Southampton Village
Take a look at the week's top headlines from across the East End.

EAST HAMPTON

Springs Woman Named EMS Service Provider of the Year in the State

One of Springs' most dedicated emergency medical service volunteers is being recognized for her swift actions that helped to save a man's life on an Amagansett beach last summer.


Karen L. Haab, an advanced emergency medical technician with the Springs Fire Department, was honored Friday as the Firemen's Association of New York's EMS Provider of the Year during the organization's annual convention in Albany.

On Aug. 4, 2012 — the day of the Clamshell Foundation's annual Sand Castle Contest — Haab was enjoying time with family and friends at Atlantic Avenue Beach when she noticed an elderly man, later identified as 77-year-old Stuart Herman, being removed from the water.


SOUTHAMPTON

Officials: 35 People Found Living in Southampton House

Southampton Village officials said they found 35 people living in a single-family house that neighbors have complained about for more than two years.

A search warrant executed on the morning of Aug. 13 led to the discovery at 118 West Prospect St., a house in foreclosure that officials said was dangerous and unsanitary. The village has since deemed it uninhabitable.

At 6:10 a.m., the Southampton Village Building Inspector Jonathan Foster, along with the Southampton Village Fire Marshal and the Southampton Village police executed the warrant.

RIVERHEAD

Concert Noise Complaints Go Unheard, Some Residents Say

While Monday's concert at Martha Clara to benefit All for the East End garnered rave reviews from many, some irate neighbors felt their noise complaints went unheard.

Riverhead Town police said after the show that no noise complaints were received.

On Thursday, police said that a few calls came in, but residents who had reached out to express their discontent were told that a concert was taking place and that the event had all the necessary permits, so no action was taken and no reports filed.

NORTH FORK

Animal Advocates To Talk Solutions To Animals in Circus

After years of acrimony amongst some residents and animal advocates incensed over the animals featured in the Cole Bros. Circus, hosted by the Greenport Fire Department in recent summers, alternatives are being discussed.
Virginia Whitelaw August 24, 2013 at 06:02 PM
35 people in one house and it takes TWO YEARS?????????What the Hey!
Blovely August 25, 2013 at 12:49 PM
I work with some of the people that lived there. Mostly all Bulgarians here to work for the summer. They were all thrown out into the rain with no where to go. They were all paying 500 each a month to live in squalor. 35-40 people in 3 bedroom house. Sleeping on dirty floors and 1 bathroom for all of those people that slumlord should beade to pay all those people their money back and be fined and jailed
Virginia Whitelaw August 25, 2013 at 07:28 PM
Did they have visa's to work on LI?

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