Happy Halloween

October 25, 2022

Dear Quogue Residents,

Quogue has a busy fall season ahead! Residents will be pleased to know that some of the Village’s fall traditions are returning this year, including the Fire Department sponsored Halloween Ghost Parade on Jessup Avenue and their Pancake Breakfast (details below).

For anyone who has recently visited the Village Dock, you may have wondered why a large crane has been parked there for the past month. The answer is that the Village is installing a new boat ramp to replace the very old and degraded ramp. Work should be completed this week.

Our postmaster Rob Lubrano has asked me to remind residents to pick up their mail as often as possible. He recommends that residents who receive a lot of mail should pick up at least three times per week due to their tight space constraints. Residents who leave for the season should arrange to have their mail forwarded. This can be done on-line. As I indicated in my letter last month, I did meet with the owners of the Quogue Market. They informed me that their current intention is to reopen the market in April.

We were sad to learn of the closing of the Double Rainbow toy and ice cream store on Jessup. Grace and Bruce Davidson have decided to shut after many years of bringing joy to the children of Quogue. We thank them for their contributions to the Village.

The Village Highway Department will begin picking up leaves on November 1st. Leaves must be on the shoulder of the street by December 15th in order to be picked up. Do not pile leaves around fire hydrants or utility equipment. DO NOT USE PLASTIC BAGS, which will not be picked up, and you will have to remove them. No brush, such as twigs and branches, or lawn cuttings will be taken away, and mixing this debris with leaves will result in the leaves not being removed. Brush with branches up to 3” in diameter may be taken to the Westhampton recycling facility free of charge from November 15th through December 31st. For more information, go to www.southamptontownny.gov. In addition to the foregoing, property owners and landscapers who take leaves (only) from a Quogue property may make arrangements with the Quogue Highway Department to dump them at the highway yard. That will avoid having piles in front of your property waiting to be picked up and blowing back onto your lawn. Due to roadwork, residents on Bay Road and Heatherwood Lane are requested to have their landscapers take their leaves to the Highway Department’s yard rather than piling them on the shoulder of Montauk Highway.

A reminder that Election Day is only two weeks away on Tuesday, November 8th. You can consult the Southampton Press and www.27East.com for information on the races and the candidates. The local polling place will be the Quogue Fire Department. Early voting starts on Saturday, October 29th and runs through Sunday, November 6th. The closest early voting sites to Quogue are at the Stony Brook University Southampton Campus at 60 Tuckahoe Road in Southampton and at the Riverhead Senior Center at 60 Shade Tree Road in Riverhead. The hours are 10:00 am-6:00 pm on weekends and vary during the week.

And now for a few announcements of some of the many events and activities happening in Quogue in the coming days and weeks:

The Hampton Theatre Company’s 2022-2023 season kicks off this week, after a one week delay, with Over the River and Through the Woods, written by Joe DiPietro. Performances begin on October 27th and run through November 13th. Tickets can be purchased at www.hamptontheatre.org

This coming Saturday, October 29th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, the Wildlife Refuge will have an Enchanted Forest Trail with whimsical, fun and educational characters. Details are available on their website at www.quoguewildliferefuge.org

On Halloween, October 31st at 4:00 pm, the Quogue Fire Department in coordination with the Quogue School is sponsoring a Halloween Ghost Parade and party. Folks will gather at the south end of Jessup at Quogue Street. The parade will follow the fire truck up Jessup Avenue to the Firehouse where there will be food and festivities for the children. Along the route, the police department will be handing out safety information, and firefighter families and the public will be handing out candy. Everyone is encouraged to come in costume.

On Saturday, November 5th at 9:00 am, the Quogue School is organizing the annual Hudsy 5K run/walk, honoring Joan Hudson, and raising funds for the school. You can register at https://events.elitefeats.com/22hudsy

On November 12th at 5:00 pm, the Library will be hosting the next Foreign Policy Association Great Decisions discussion program entitled: “Foreign Policy, Economic Power and the U.S. Industrial Policy”. Participants can join by zoom or attend in person. Please remember to consult the library’s website often, as there are so many activities that it is hard to mention them all: https://quogue.librarycalendar.com/events/month

An early reminder to hold the date for the Fire Department’s annual Pancake Breakfast, which is returning this year after a two-year Covid-created hiatus. The event will be held the Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 27th. It will be great fun for all, and raises funds for the Fire Department’s Benevolent Association.

Another early reminder for the Quogue Historical Society’s annual Holiday House Tour, which is scheduled for Saturday, December 10th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased on the QHS website at https://quoguehistory.org/calendar/events-and-exhibitions/

Apologies if I have overlooked an event; please let me know!

Happy Halloween!

Robert Treuhold Mayor, Village of Quogue 631-653-4498