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  • Local Veterans turned out to cheer & welcome "Team Eva" on April 30 at the VFW Post 5350 in Westhampton Beach - Eva Casale was running in 7 marathons in 7 days to raise money for local fallen heroes Hope for Warriors <br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Linda Kabot, Quogue, May 22</span>
  • Local Veterans turned out to cheer & welcome "Team Eva" on April 30 at the VFW Post 5350 in Westhampton Beach - Eva Casale was running in 7 marathons in 7 days to raise money for local fallen heroes Hope for Warriors <br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Linda Kabot, Quogue, May 22</span>
  • Local Veterans turned out to cheer & welcome "Team Eva" on April 30 at the VFW Post 5350 in Westhampton Beach - Eva Casale was running in 7 marathons in 7 days to raise money for local fallen heroes Hope for Warriors <br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Linda Kabot, Quogue, May 22</span>
  • Local Veterans turned out to cheer & welcome "Team Eva" on April 30 at the VFW Post 5350 in Westhampton Beach - Eva Casale was running in 7 marathons in 7 days to raise money for local fallen heroes Hope for Warriors <br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Linda Kabot, Quogue, May 22</span>
  • Local Veterans turned out to cheer & welcome "Team Eva" on April 30 at the VFW Post 5350 in Westhampton Beach - Eva Casale was running in 7 marathons in 7 days to raise money for local fallen heroes Hope for Warriors <br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Linda Kabot, Quogue, May 22</span>
  • Local Veterans turned out to cheer & welcome "Team Eva" on April 30 at the VFW Post 5350 in Westhampton Beach - Eva Casale was running in 7 marathons in 7 days to raise money for local fallen heroes Hope for Warriors <br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Linda Kabot, Quogue, May 22</span>
  • Local Veterans turned out to cheer & welcome "Team Eva" on April 30 at the VFW Post 5350 in Westhampton Beach - Eva Casale was running in 7 marathons in 7 days to raise money for local fallen heroes Hope for Warriors <br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Linda Kabot, Quogue, May 22</span>
  • Local Veterans turned out to cheer & welcome "Team Eva" on April 30 at the VFW Post 5350 in Westhampton Beach - Eva Casale was running in 7 marathons in 7 days to raise money for local fallen heroes Hope for Warriors <br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Linda Kabot, Quogue, May 22</span>
  • Local Veterans turned out to cheer & welcome "Team Eva" on April 30 at the VFW Post 5350 in Westhampton Beach - Eva Casale was running in 7 marathons in 7 days to raise money for local fallen heroes Hope for Warriors <br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Linda Kabot, Quogue, May 22</span>
  • Local Veterans turned out to cheer & welcome "Team Eva" on April 30 at the VFW Post 5350 in Westhampton Beach - Eva Casale was running in 7 marathons in 7 days to raise money for local fallen heroes Hope for Warriors <br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Linda Kabot, Quogue, May 22</span>
  • Local Veterans turned out to cheer & welcome "Team Eva" on April 30 at the VFW Post 5350 in Westhampton Beach - Eva Casale was running in 7 marathons in 7 days to raise money for local fallen heroes Hope for Warriers <br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Linda Kabot, Quogue, May 22</span>
  • Students in Kirsten Mett’s broadcast journalism class at Westhampton Beach High School earned two first-place trophies for their “Hurricane Watch” broadcast news program at the third annual Broadcast Awards for Senior High, held May 3 at Stony Brook University. The awards highlight the achievements of high school broadcast programs across Long Island. Earning first place in the Best Sports Package category were Jake Bennett, Alec Gilbride and Clarke Lewis. Emma Lagattolla, Morgan Laube and Paige Rignola took the same top honor for Best School News. The Westhampton Beach School District congratulates the “Hurricane Watch” crew on a job well done.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 21</span>
  • Eight Westhampton Beach senior athletes signed letters of intent to continue their sports careers in college last week. Back row, from left: Madison Steedman (Oneonta, soccer), Dianna Glaser (Pace, soccer), Onalee Batcheller (SUNY New Paltz, tennis) and Marin Vander Schaaf (Washington, tennis). Front row, from left: Cassidy Canberg (City College of New York, soccer), Emma Lagattolla (Monmouth, swimming), Cortina Green (Eckerd, volleyball), and Jemma Spitaleri (St. Joseph's, Long Island, soccer).<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 21</span>
  • Eva Casale finished the fourth of seven back-to-back marathons at VFW Post 5350 in Westhampton Beach on April 30. She donates all the money raised by her efforts to the nonprofit Hope for the Warriors to support veterans and their families in Suffolk County. The fourth leg of the seven-day effort was dedicated to SSGT. Louis Bonacasa who was killed in action two years ago.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by jollyg, Hampton Bays, May 9</span>
  • Marine Corps veteran Frederick Bauer was honored as a Hometown Hero by the Westhampton Free Library at a ceremony on April 27. Westhampton Free Library Director Danielle Waskiewicz presented him with a flag.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 6</span>
  • Eva Casale finished the fourth of seven back-to-back marathons at VFW Post 5350 in Westhampton Beach on April 30. She donates all the money raised by her efforts to the nonprofit Hope for the Warriors to support veterans and their families in Suffolk County. The fourth leg of the seven-day effort was dedicated to SSGT. Louis Bonacasa who was killed in action two years ago.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 6</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School Class of 2019 wore apparel to show off their choice of college on May 1.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 6</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Elementary School held a wellness week during the week of April 8. Throughout the week, students participated in a variety of healthy activities at school and home, as part of a healthy homework initiative. They learned to make healthy snacks, took part in physical activities – including Walk to School Day and yoga sessions – and participated in mental health discussions, including learning how to “calm your butterflies.”<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 23</span>
  • After practicing all year, Westhampton Beach Elementary School third-graders participated in a recorder concert for friends and family on April 16. The students performed several pieces, including “Hot Cross Buns,” “Merrily We Roll Along,” “The Grand Old Duke of York” and “Lightly Row.”<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 23</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Middle School students met primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall over a Skype call on April 11. They learned about Goodall’s love of animals, how she became interested in studying chimpanzees, her foundation, Roots & Shoots, and how every person can play a role in preserving the planet.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 23</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Middle School seventh-graders, including, from left, Patricia Dirzius, Sullivan Norton, Cassandra Dennehy and Brooke Donahue, designed "imperial eggs" as part of a unit in art about sculpture.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 12</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School Science Research students presented their research projects at the Long Island Science Congress competition on April 10 at St. Anthony’s High School. The 16 students have been working on their extensive research under the direction of science teacher Dr. Dianna Gobler. Research topics included microplastic accumulation in sediments and shellfish, the elemental composition of paleontological samples and nicotine’s effect on the behavior of Caenorhabditis elegans, among others. Results of the competition will be available in May.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 12</span>
  • Southampton High School senior Luke Collum has been named the Rotary Student of the Month for April.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 12</span>
  • The HYAL fifth and sixth grade went undefeated this winter. The team included, from top left, coach Missy Capozzoli-Vignieri, Makayla Vignieri, Jasmine Taylor, Kelly Moran, Regan Moran, Aurora Blowes, and, from bottom left, Shannon Thompson, Shannon KiIloran, Zoe Jankowski, Margaret Falvey and Margaret Gilbride.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 9</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School Science Research students, from left, Jack Halloran, Evan Lockwood, Jane Paulson, Casey Gallagher, Jade Hawkesworth and Matt Daleo, recently participated in the Medical Marvels competition hosted by the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health in Manhasset. As part of the competition, the students were challenged to find a solution to a major health issue in New York State: vaping in schools. The students, under the direction of teacher Dr. Dianna Gobler, designed a plan that included infrared technology and microchips in student identification cards to reduce incidents of vaping in high-use areas.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 8</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Elementary School now features sensory paths in several of its hallways. The paths are marked with colorful decals that prompt students to jump, spin, squat, hop, count and spell. “We encourage movement throughout the day,” said Principal Lisa Slover. “The paths are just another opportunity for students to get a bit of energy out and take a break.”<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 5</span>
  • The Westhampton Beach sixth grade AAU basketball team defeated Manhasset on Saturday to win the Long Island Division II AAU Championship at Island Garden Basketball in Garden City, capping off an 11-1 season.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 2</span>
  • Westhampton resident and Westhampton Beach High School graduate Jordan Daniel won the 22nd annual Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella and Yedid Kings Park 15K on March 23. Crossing the finish line in 51:36, a mile pace of of 5:32 on a hilly course, this was Daniel’s second competitive race ever, and he has won both of them, the previous being the Hamptons Marathon last October. The Kings Park race is the second in the prestigious Long Island Running Series that also includes the NEFCU Long Island Marathon/ Half Marathon in May, the Shelter Island 10K in June, the Great Cow Harbor 10K in September, and the Catholic Health Services Suffolk County Marathon/Half Marathon in October.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 25</span>
  • Westhampton youth teams cleaned up during the SYS winter league, with its third and fourth grade teams and fifth and sixth grade teams each going undefeated to win their respective divisions. The third and fourth grade team, shown here, went 9-0, and included, front row from left, Gabe Monserrate, Kyle Coffey, Dylan Blenk and assistant coach Donovan “Lil Kyrie” Bullock, and back row from left, Liam McGinness, Nicolas Simone, Brady Hudson, Anias Mitchell, Jake Calloway, Attis Smorginas, Zion Stokes, Noah Beren, Aiden Calamita, and head coach Lance Bullock.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 25</span>
  • Westhampton's fifth and sixth grade team went 10-0 and were champions of the SYS league this past winter. The team included, bottom row, from left, Drew Calloway, Finn Norton, James Monserrate, Aidan Collins, Dante Quinos, and assistant coach Donovan “Lil Kyrie” Bullock, and, back row from left, Max Beren, Javon Trent, head coach Lance Bullock and Kelvin Highsmith.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 25</span>