Eddie Downes, who has answered more than 11,000 calls in his 29 years with the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, was named member of the year for 2015. Morgan McGivern #98 - East Hampton Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen has submitted his resume as a candidate for chief of the Southampton Town Police Department. Taylor K. Vecsey

Marked with red-and-white signs, the two Safe Transaction Zones in Riverhead and Yaphank are in full view of on-duty deputy sheriffs to help make meetings between buyers and sellers safer. Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

On village force for 30 years, Larsen is 'interested in other opportunities'
In East Hampton Village, Chief Gerard Larsen oversees 25 officers, 17 dispatchers, and about 20 seasonal traffic control officers.

Paroled for felony D.W.I., caught behind wheel
Wayne B. Burling, 33, was one of the first residents of New York State to be hit with the lifetime ban by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

A Ronkonkoma man, William Fagan, has been charged by East Hampton Town police with a felony, burglary, for allegedly breaking into a work site he had been fired from and stealing supplies. T.E. McMorrow

The Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps treated a Sag Harbor firefighter after he fell eight feet into the Sag Harbor Gym. He was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital.