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Bridgehampton will get a geothermal heating system following voters' approval on Tuesday. Christine Sampson

Drew Scott with his twin granddaughters, Hallie Rae Ulrich, left, and Ellison Ulrich, who turned 22 on Aug. 30, about a week before Hallie Rae's fatal overdose. Photos Courtesy of Drew Scott
Hallie Rae Ulrich struggled with opioid addiction for two years, her grandfather said.
Hallie Rae was an accomplished artist. She is seen here at the Behind the Fence Gallery in Southampton last summer at work on a piece recently sold to a honey farm in California.

Pumpkins in the Bridgehampton Lions Club pumpkin carving contest range from scary to amusing. Durell Godfrey photos
An entry in the Trumpkin category in 2015.


Sydney Jones, who has breakfast at John Papas Cafe every morning, peered through the glass after finding the front door shattered and the diner closed Sunday morning. Durell Godfrey photos
There was not much sign of a fire from the front of John Papas later on Sunday morning, except for a shattered front door.
The East Hampton Fire Department was called to John Papas Cafe at about 2:15 a.m.Michael Heller
Firefighters searched for any extension of the fire. Michael Heller
Michael Heller
Michael Heller
At left, Jamalia Hayes, the East Hampton Fire Department's second assistant chief, and Gerry Turza, the first assistant chief, helped Chief Ken Wessberg with fire operations. Micheal Heller
Michael Heller

Georgica Pond was opened for the first time in a year on Thursday morning. James Grimes
James Grimes
James Grimes

Face-off at League of Women Voters debate
A large crowd turned out for a League of Women Voters candidates' debate on Monday night. Joanne Pilgrim

Floating aquaculture in Gardiner’s Bay raises concerns of a changing seascape
Potential oyster-aquaculture plots have been laid out in Gardiner’s Bay from near the Devon Yacht Club to Napeague Harbor Inlet. Some neighbors are beginning to object. The East Hampton Star

Contrast to 2015 in dollars and who is donating