New era, with unique spin, in Springs Fire District
The Springs Fire District hired David Baumrind as its first paid emergency medical services provider. Mr. Baumrind will also supervise the program. He started work on Monday. Taylor K. Vecsey

An example of some of the damage Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt hikers have discovered along the trails recently. Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt

A fifth season
Groundhog Day or not, this is the time of year when woodchucks, a.k.a. groundhogs, like this one in East Hampton, are supposed to be hibernating. Durell Godfrey

I’m just there for the brews and chews
Buffalo cauliflower with a tangy scallion cream sauce is a tasty alternative to chicken wings. Laura Donnelly
A “wintery and kinda healthy” spiced ginger cake has nothing to do with the Super Bowl. Laura Donnelly

The Bridgehampton School raised more than enough to fund its new Hall of Fame, seen here in a rendering designed by the school's architectural firm. Chaleff and Rogers

Headstones in East Hampton Village's historic North End Cemetery, some of them hundreds of years old, were damaged by in a hit-and-run over the weekend. East Hampton Village Police Department photos
A fence was also damaged. East Hampton Village Police Department photos
Tire marks could be seen going across the green at the Hook Mill.

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

Police have asked for information on a woman who allegedly used a stolen credit card number at a Huntington Station Target on Nov. 25.. East Hampton Town Police