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Week in Review: Popular FedEx Driver Returns to Work

Also this week, East Hampton School District decided how it will make up lost school days due to Hurricane Sandy, and an East Hampton man was charged with 70 sex crimes recently.

News

: Johanna Liesbeth ("Lisa") de Kooning died on Friday at her home on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. U.S. Virgin Island Police said on Tuesday that a fall preceded her death, though an ultimate cause of death had not yet been determined.

Some New Names Enter Fire Commish Races: While there is only one contested race in this year's round of fire district commissioners elections within the Town of East Hampton, there are several new names on the ballots.

: Barry Gilliam is back on his East Hampton delivery route about a month after his contract was terminated with FedEx.

Duck Hunting Ban Called for on Fort Pond: Resident on Montauk pond has started a petition "danger to those who live near its shoreline."

Schools

East Hampton Schools Cut Spring Break to Compensate for Sandy: School will be held Tuesday through Thursday over spring vacation in March.

Southampton High School Junior Mourned: Emilio Padilla-Berrezueta, who was about to transfer to East Hampton High School, died Monday evening.

Crime

East Hampton Man Charged With Nearly 70 Sex Crimes: Following an investigation after an April arrest, Fidel Castro-Brito stands charged with over 70 crimes, including first-degree rape.

Police: High Speed Chase Ends in DWI Charge: Speeds reached up to 100 miles per hour, police said, before a man was arrested in Southampton Village.

Business

Christmas Store Opens in Amagansett: C. Whitmore Gardens not only sells Christmas trees, ornaments and more, but also offers design services.

Volunteers in the News

: When a bone infection spread in one of Bob Orr's feet, requiring a partial amputation – on top of everything else that the family was dealing with – it was decided that it was time to step up.

Sandy Relief Group Aiding Victims Any Way It Can: Hamptons Hurricane Relief Fund provides Superstorm Sandy victims with everything they need, from helping hands to space heaters and birthday cakes.

MARTIN DREW December 03, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Great to hear this news ; Barry Gilliam is what a great community represents . When you give your all ; people realize your character represents them in a way seldom matched . Barry broadcasts the feeling of warmth and sincerity with his infectious smile and attitude . Welcome back Mr . Gilliam ; it must make him feel the way way he makes us feel .....to recognize those around you as part of the local vibe of a life and pace only a tight knit community ever know.. Youre the man Mr Gilliam ! You represent all that is good in all of us .. Never a day are you without a smille and a genuine greeting catered to the individual . Wish more people who reside here knew your ways ; as locals we appreciate the honesty in your steps . Best news Ive heard in a while. FEDEX : obviously recognizes the value in such a rare individual ; cherished by a unique town .. Barry is the glue in a town torn between the old and the new . Congrats Barry ... Cheers to YOU .. You are one hell of a guy and it must make you realize your apreciated . I know you'll continue to make us recognize all that is good in a world that at times seems unwelcoming ... Then you break the mold of arrogance and indifference ..by being who you are . A genuine caring person ; very rare these days. My pleaure to know you as friend over and above yoir work. Godspeed Gilliam ; you know I know : how locals really operate : WITH HEART!!!
Ellen Silverberg December 03, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Yay! Power to the people! Barry is the best!

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