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The air temperature was given at Main Beach as 18 degrees
Plungers, whose numbers were predictably way down this year, said afterward that it was colder after getting out than it was once in. Durell Godfrey
The East Hampton Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day at Main Beach was one of the coldest in recent memory, but icy waters did not deter the heartiest, including, above, John Ryan Sr., with plunger in hand, who at 83 may have been the oldest to go in. Below, the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad was suited up and on hand to keep an eye on participants as they conquered the frigid cold and made the plunge. Durell Godfrey Photos

Aircraft using East Hampton Airport on Friday, Aug. 4, one of about 15 days last summer during which helicopters were directed over portions of Sag Harbor by air traffic controllers.

Properties would pay annually based on output
Montauk's oceanfront motels would contribute as much as $250,000 each if a new central sewage plant is built, under a town proposal Jane Bimson

The prettiest fall foliage was along the north half of Northwest Woods, east of Three Mile Harbor, and in Springs and Amagansett

After placing the winning bids in an auction of a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence and a trove of historical documents linked to East Hampton, Holly M. Kinyon talked with Kip Blanchard of Blanchard’s Auction House in Potsdam, N.Y. Christopher Lenney, Watertown Daily Times
The 1776 Holt printing of the Declaration of Independence, one of five known to have survived, was authenticated by Keith Arbour, a Cambridge, Mass., historian. Blanchard's Auction Service

Feeling sting of defeat, East Hampton Republicans vow to rebuild party
At Cittanuova in East Hampton on Tuesday night, Manny Vilar, right, the Republican candidate for supervisor, peered at a computer screen as election results began to indicate that his prospects of success were dwindling. Jackie Pape

Suffolk Legislator Bridget Fleming, right, with East Hampton Town Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, won re-election on Tuesday by a wide margin. Durell Godfrey

Tuesday is Election Day, and voters on the South Fork have several important decisions to make. Durell Godfrey photos

Robert De Niro appeared at a Sept. 26 public hearing before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals. LTV