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.”
Acting on a referral from Southampton Town Police, Southampton Town Animal Control on Monday picked up a deceased caracal, a wild cat native to Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, in Water Mill.
Bonnie Michelle Cannon, the executive director of the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center, was recently appointed by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone to the county’s African American Advisory Board.