The East Hampton Town Board’s new interest in how Cablevision franchise fees are apportioned is a good idea, with the possibility that the hefty sum might be spread more equitably.
The East Hampton Village Board meeting on Friday started off with a presentation to local contractors who volunteered their time and efforts to put the Hook Mill back together again.

Members of the Ladies Village Improvement Society appeared again before the East Hampton Village Zoning Board to discuss a parking plan for the L.V.I.S. headquarters.
Mr. Hammerle is one of two Democratic town board members who did not run for re-election this year.
    Come January, the East Hampton Town Department of Human Services will lose two part-time social workers who work with senior citizens, along with a part-time homemaker and a “community relations assistant.”  ...

The State Department of Environmental Conservation has signaled the possibility that New York’s recreational fluke fishermen will see big improvements
East Hampton Trails Preservation Society, are opening up old trails and blazing new ones.
A small nest of felt figures, each two inches tall, features a Santa band. The tiny replicas sport musical instruments — a minuscule paper accordion which has somehow survived for decades.
    It seems as if Patsy Topping has brought new meaning to “a warm and fuzzy Christmas.” Ms. Topping, who lives in South Carolina, arrived at her Bridgehampton farm early Friday morning with 20 puppies and young dogs...