Lilia Aucapina was found dead in the woods behind her house in Sagaponack on Saturday.

The Montauk Lighthouse will be aglow, starting Saturday. Janis Hewitt

‘Government doesn’t know what it’s like to live like we live,’ retiree says
A lack of cost-of-living increases in 2016 will be hard on older residents on fixed incomes, like Charlie Cavalieri and Michael Geller, who eat lunch together at the East Hampton Town Senior Citizens Center. Christine Sampson

In an on-the-spot straw poll, opponents far outnumbered supporters
Tom Steele, an active opponent of a proposal to establish a rental registry in East Hampton Town, distributed information to the town board at a hearing on the proposal last week. Morgan McGivern

Four oceanfront house lots rather than town park

To burn some extra calories ahead of turkey dinners, runners braved the cold in a previous year's Turkey Trot. Jack Graves

Plans for a $6 million project
The cleared land to the lower right of the photo, including the present “bubble,” which is to be moved to seasonally cover the four courts to the left of the outdoor clubhouse, is the area under discussion with the East Hampton Town Planning Board. Irl Flanagan

Southampton Town Councilman Brad Bender admitted to selling his oxycodone prescription over a three-year period, while he was running for office and after he was elected.