Jewish Center of the Hamptons group in Havana as news broke in December
In Cienfuegos, Cuba, last week, visitors from East Hampton were sought out by Cubans excited about the news. Augie Schultz
In an unusual occurrence, Cubans saw President Obama on TV on a split-screen with their president, Raul Castro, when the news broke of a thaw in official relations between the two countries. Steve Wiener

Move to Town Hall could signal detente

An accidental path to physician assistant
Ken Dodge will retire after 41 years as a physician assistant, wrapping up a career during which he cared for more than a generation’s worth of East Hampton residents and visitors. Carissa Katz

A Cooper's hawk died while it was stuck in a tree during a rescue mission Monday night that involved wildlife rescue volunteers, police, and firefighters. Kelly Gang
The Southampton Fire Department's ladder truck at work to get the hawk free from a tree.Kelly Gang
The hawk died before rescuers could get to it in the tree.Kelly Gang

David Osiecki, seen here after he was arraigned on arson charges in Southampton Town Justice Court on April 20, is now facing a second indictment in a separate arson case. T.E. McMorrow

East Hampton Fire Department Assistant Chief Ken Wessberg Jr. and East Hampton Village Police Officer Chris Jack examined the remnants of a fire inside the garage at 29 Pondview Lane in East Hampton on Monday. Michael Heller/East Hampton Fire Department
Morgan McGivern

Doug Kuntz for the N.Y.P.D.

Lindy, a 6-year-old female Chihuahua, was among the puppy mill rescues. ARF Hamptons
Winston, a 4-year-old male Pekingese, will be available for adoption soon.ARF Hamptons
Ivanna, a 6-year-old female pug who was rescued from a puppy mill, is missing an eye.ARF Hamptons
Little Bit, an 8-year-old female Yorkshire terrierARF Hamptons