News

Arlene Notel, a prekindergarten teacher at the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, encouraged her students during a holiday sing-along at the center yesterday. Carissa Katz

Santa and Mrs. Claus and their reindeer were the grand finale in the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce's annual Santa parade on Saturday. Morgan McGivern
The parade had a Disney holiday theme.Morgan McGivern
East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr.Morgan McGivern
The East Hampton High School Jazz BandMorgan McGivern
Morgan McGivern
Mrs. Claus at the L.V.I.S. with Stephanie, Alina, and baby Emiliano GarciaDurell Godfrey
Mrs. Claus talked with Bryn Cunningham.

Market-rate senior citizen housing plan in Amagansett is off the table

Opponents say town board rushed the process

Retired city fire chief spotted what appeared to be a person, called 911
A birdwatcher on shore spotted a figure in distress off Montauk Point on Saturday. Clinton A. Seyler, a commercial lobsterman, was rescued by the Coast Guard after Larry and Carol Blieka alerted the authorities. Carol Blieka
Clinton A. Seyler appeared to be paddling a life ring toward shore when he was spotted by Larry Blieka off Montauk Point.Carol Blieka
A United States Coast Guard crew was conducting a training run when word came of a person in the water. They were able to reach Clinton A. Seyler quickly, taking him aboard and likely saving his life.Carol Blieka

Oceanfront area is now in the most hazardous flood zone

The current must-have for many Hamptons real estate customers is a new house.
Newly built houses like this one on Old Orchard Lane in East Hampton are what many buyers seem to want these days. Morgan McGivern

The board voted unanimously at its meeting on Monday night to reinstate a site-based planning committee

“The way the code is written, it’s a violation, so you have to be seen to be caught,”
Napeague Harbor shoreline David E. Rattray

The trustees plan a swearing-in ceremony at their first meeting of 2014, on Jan. 14.