Dec. 2, 1939 - Jan. 14, 2016
Dan Budnik
Stuart Vorpahl’s Willys truck, as much part of local lore as the man himself, was parked outside the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home during the year’s first snowfall on Sunday evening. Doug Kuntz

Amagansett life station may open by June anniversary of Nazi landing
David Lys said this week that restoration of the Amagansett Life Saving and Coast Guard Station is nearing completion. Morgan McGivern

Beth Doyle, right, the principal at the John M. Marshall Elementary School, was granted tenure on Tuesday night. There with her were her husband, Michael Guinan, an assistant principal at Pierson High School, and their daughter, Olive. Christine Sampson

An ambulance crew from Sag Harbor were honored at a recent meeting of the Suffolk County Regional Emergency Medical Services Council. From left, Dr. Gregson Pigott, the E.M.S. medical director, with Joel Vetter, far right, helped honor the Sag Harbor volunteers, that included Eddie Downes, Denise Schoen, and Mike Stone.
Also honored were the East Hampton Volunteer Ambulance Association’s Owen Cooke, Pat Ryan, and Randy Hoffman.

Intruder bypassed cash, looking for something else

Star writer brought ‘deep local knowledge,’ humor, and poetry to his work
David Nelson
Russell Drumm, on the motorcycle at center, posed with fellow surfers in a late ’60s promotional shot for the Bunger Surf Shop. Also pictured, from left, are Beth Campbell, Charlie Bunger, Jim Hanley, a model whose name is not known, Roland Eisenberg, and Eric Eastman.

Authorities Believe Developer Intended to Flee to South America
Sean P. Ludwick, a major real estate developer in Manhattan seen here after his arrest in August, is back behind bars after he was reportedly found trying to buy a large boat in which to flee the country. Taylor K. Vecsey

Is your snowblower ready? Durell Godfrey

The Rev. Walter Silva Thompson Morgan McGivern