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Week in Review: Police Chief Retiring; Missing Man Found

Also: Erosion-control for downtown Montauk discussed.

Chief Ed Ecker, right, with Detective Tina Giles, when she was named Officer of the Year Credit: Taylor K. Vecsey
Chief Ed Ecker, right, with Detective Tina Giles, when she was named Officer of the Year Credit: Taylor K. Vecsey
Here's a look back at the week's top headlines.

1. East Hampton Town Police Chief Will Retire at the End of the Year

East Hampton Town Police Chief Edward V. Ecker Jr. recently informed the town board that he will retire at the end of December after nearly 32 years with the department. 

2. Missing Elderly Man Found in Amagansett

Medio Figliolia, an 87-year-old Mastic man who suffers from dementia and went missing last week, was found safe in Amagansett on Monday afternoon after two local women spotted him and called police. 

3. Funding for Montauk Erosion-Control Could Disappear If Quick Action Not Taken

If all the powers that be can't come to a decision on which method is best for emergency stabilization in downtown Montauk, the federal dollars for the project could go elsewhere, according to Stephen Couch, the chief of the Corps' Coastal Section of the New York District. 

4. Montauk Coast Guard Crews Battle Bad Weather Towing Disabled Boat

Coast Guard crews from Montauk brought a boat to safety in difficult weather and sea conditions after it became disabled about 43 miles off of Shinnecock Inlet on Saturday night.

5. Groundbreaking on New Health Center Begins Next Month

Construction will soon begin on a new health center in Southampton, which will offer primary and preventative medical and dental services for 3,500 residents on the East End. 

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