Five notable men brought down by sexual-harassment claims have houses in or around East Hampton, but the area has always been a sandbox of scandal in one way or the other, and the celebrity stories should not obscure that there are predators everywhere, some say.
According to Autism Speaks, an advocacy group, 25 private schools east of Medford and west of Hauppauge offer specialized education for autistic children — but there are none on the East End.
Deepwater Wind, which is planning to construct 15 offshore wind turbines 30 miles east of Montauk, has selected Beach Lane in Wainscott as the best spot for its power cable to come ashore.

With the gift-giving season upon us, South Fork artists and crafts-makers are showing their work in a variety of settings.
Suffolk County Water Authority has taken on companies that manufactured products with potentially cancer-causing industrial chemicals.
A new traffic circle at the intersection of Buell and Toilsome Lanes in East Hampton Village is now scheduled for completion in the spring, after a series of minor delays.
County Executive Steve Bellone said the tax bill would be a catastrophic multibillion-dollar tax increase for Long Islanders, driving down property values, and resulting in residents fleeing the region.
On the Water
With my boat now firmly planted on terra firma for the winter, it’s time to turn the page. The number of recreational boaters and those in the pursuit of finfish have now dwindled to the true hard-core types.
For the second time in four years, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would have led to state official recognition of the Montaukett Indian Nation.
Tchaikovsky's classic comes to Guild Hall and holiday-themed activities abound this weekend.

Arts

Mark Segal
An ability to visualize in space, which he said came from his dyslexia, is what Bob Schwarz credits for his 40-year career as a television director of shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show," "Sesame Street," and "As the World Turns."

Habitat

There’s always a story behind an order of flowers, or at least an emotion — love, joy, and perhaps grief, for example. So, a grasp of rudimentary psychology is as crucial to modern floristry as a green thumb.