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Lesters Found Not Guilty
A East Hampton Town justice ruled on Oct. 26 that New York State had not proved its case against Paul Lester and his sister, Kelly Lester. The commercial fishering siblings were accused of violating state regulations. Morgan McGivern

By Cecil Amrein
Organizers of an Occupy the Hamptons protest in Sag Harbor Sunday afternoon moved a meeting indoors because of a cold wind blowing from the north. Cecil Amrein
Departments are ‘getting by,’ ‘surviving’ on less

Candidates packed the house for C.C.O.M. forum
candidates for county executive, county legislature, and various East Hampton Town offices introduced themselves to Montauk voters
It was standing room only at the Montauk Firehouse on Sunday as candidates for county executive, county legislature, and various East Hampton Town offices introduced themselves to Montauk voters during a Concerned Citizens of Montauk candidates forum. Larry Smith

State official warns candidate on flier claim
Babette’s restaurant hosted a meeting for supporters of Democratic candidates for East Hampton Town supervisor and town board on Sunday. Representative Tim Bishop, left, and Zach Cohen, who is running for supervisor, attended. Morgan McGivern

Candidates debate town belt-tightening and openness to public comment
Candidates for East Hampton Town Board, clockwise, Richard Haeg, Steven Gaines, Peter Van Scoyoc, Marilyn Behan, Sylvia Overby, Bill Mott
Candidates for East Hampton Town Board, clockwise, Richard Haeg, Steven Gaines, Peter Van Scoyoc, Marilyn Behan, Sylvia Overby, Bill Mott

Stephen Grossman
Stephen Grossman and Lisa R. Rana Catherine Tandy Photos

Napeague Harbor
Trees don’t stand a chance on Napeague, except for the pitch pines in little hollows, as the winds sweeping across from south to north in the summer and vice versa in the winter keep any from getting a toehold.

Sharp words over résumés, qualifications

Amagansett church’s building was a home to many groups and memories
Scoville Hall on Meeting House Lane in Amagansett went up in flames in the early hours of Saturday morning. Over 100 firefighters battled the blaze for three hours. There are already plans to rebuild. Morgan McGivern