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Friends of Long Pond oversee 1,100 acres, want more
Neither snow, nor rain, nor anything else will keep Dai Dayton, left, and Sandra Ferguson of the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt from enjoying the open space they have worked to protect. Morgan McGivern

Maritza Guichay co-chairs Latino advisory committee
Maritza Guichay, left, and Angela Quintero are the new co-chairwomen of the Latino Advisory Committee. Durell Godfrey

Charline Spektor, who purchased BookHampton in 2000, sold the business to Carolyn Brody, a civic leader who was one of her customers. Carissa Katz

Island Gift of Life eases burden of medical issues
Janae Jones, seated, underwent a surgery four years ago that was financed in part by the Island Gift of Life Foundation. She and her mother, Samone Johnson, standing, say the surgery was life-changing. Christine Sampson

Bowing to criticism, Southampton may look to downsize mixed-use development
Bonnie Verbitsky of Bridgehampton Action Now, a group that formed in opposition to the Bridgehampton gateway project, spoke of environmental and traffic concerns at a hearing Tuesday night before the Southampton Town Board. Taylor K. Vecsey
A proposal for the properties across the street from the Bridgehampton Commons is different from most other planned development districts in that it was the town, not the developer, that initiated it.David E. Rattray

Kunkush safely in Norway with members of its family, who had been forced to leave a Greek beach town without it after traveling from Iraq via Turkey. Doug Kuntz
Amy Shrodes on Lesbos, Greece, with Kunkush. Ms. Shrodes was wearing a Ross School jacket given to her by East Hampton volunteers who went to Greece.Doug Kuntz
Kunkush ready to travel with its pet passportDoug Kuntz

At 100, Lucy West was celebrated at the East Hampton Village Board meeting and with a party at the East Hampton Town Senior Citizens Center and Durell Godfrey
Lucy West was joined by some of her family at the celebration in her honor at the senior center. Clockwise, Gregory Gaines, Tarence Gaines, Quintin Gaines, Ms. West, and Christopher Gaines. Durell Godfrey
A birthday cake fit for a centennial celebration at the senior center.
Lucy West shared a moment with a relative. Durell Godfrey
East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. proclaimed Feb. 20, 2016, Lucy West Day and presented her with a proclamation at the village board meeting on Friday morning.Christopher Walsh
Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. knelt down to give the proclamation to Lucy West. Christopher Walsh

East Hampton Town Police selected Officer Luke McNamara as the officer of the year for 2015. Morgan McGivern
East Hampton Village Police Officer Steven Niggles was congratulated on his award by Chief Gerard Larsen.

Village board hopeful that new regs can be adopted before moratorium ends
Rich Warren of Inter-Science Research Associates spoke on Jan. 27 about proposed Sag Harbor zoning code revisions and the data that was considered before new floor area ratios were developed. Taylor K. Vecsey
All 100 information packets made up for last week’s meeting had been picked up, indicating the size and interest of the crowd.Morgan McGivern

The Child Development Center of the Hamptons charter school is looking to a new management situation as it works to overcome the challenges that come with lower enrollment. Durell Godfrey