Reading, writing, needlework helped minister pay the bills
A hoopoe bird, a detail from Mercy Huntting’s yarn-sewn rug. At the time the rug was made, in the early 19th century, well-read people were captivated by the exotic birds and flowers. The hoopoe is native to North Africa and Eurasia. American Sewn Rugs

Supe sees a better way to keep landlords in line

Sgt. Paul Fabiano, seen at right with his partner of 10 years, Officer John Natuzzi, retired last week after 25 years with the Sag Harbor Village Police Department. Linda Fabiano

A lightning strike is believed to have started a house fire on Bridge Hill Lane in Bridgehampton Sunday. Google Maps

The 9/11 Memorial Observance near the Hook Mill, 2013 Morgan McGivern

Hundreds say issue ‘transcends all borders’
East Hampton Town Councilmen Fred Overton, Councilwoman Sylvia Overby, and Supervisor Larry Cantwell heard from dozens of people from all five East End towns about how noise from aircraft using East Hampton Airport is affecting them. Morgan McGivern

For 33 years, retiring dispatcher was first point of contact in an emergency
After more than 30 years as a dispatcher, Robert Scott Elley officially signed off from his post in the East Hampton Village Communications Department for the last time on Friday. Taylor K. Vecsey

Scores paddled at Ditch Plain to ‘save’ their beach
With a paddle out off Montauk’s Ditch Plain Beach on Saturday, surfers banded together to protest a plan to turn the former East Deck Motel into a private club. Ed Patrowicz
Surfers, boogie boarders, and paddlers of all ages took to the water off Ditch Plain on Saturday to oppose a project they fear will turn a favorite surf spot into a de facto private beach. James Katsipis
James Katsipis
James Katsipis
James Katsipis
James Katsipis
James Katsipis

Tom Ferreira’s lawyers allege that someone altered key documents