Greek Church donates $100,000 to Town Police

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Southampton Town Police Chief Steven Skrynecki, center, receives a plaque honoring the force for its work combatting the opioid crisis at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons’ Blue Dream Summer Gala on Saturday, August 25 from event co-hair Bruce Mosler, right, as co-chair John Catsimatidis looks on. The church donated $100,000 to the force to fight opioid addiction and $100,000 as well to the Nature Conservancy for its land preservation efforts, according to Father Alexander Karloutsos. The plaque Chief Skrynecki received reads, “Presented to the Southampton Town Police for their service in protecting the citizens of the Hamptons from the opioid crisis and for putting their lives in harm’s way to safeguard our American Way of Life.”

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Peter Boody is news editor of The Sag Harbor Express. Previously he was the editor of the Southampton Press for many years and also edited several other papers, including the Shelter Island Reporter and the East Hampton Press, of which he was founding editor. He was a regular correspondent for the New York Times Long Island section and wrote the novel “Thomas Jefferson, Rachel & Me.”