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  • It would be great publicity for all involved, if anyone reads it. That was part of my thinking this week on a story about a portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis whose ownership is disputed in a federal lawsuit.
  • Lost long ago, a high school ID found on the beach in Montauk and still legible will be returned to the woman who owned it, now 63.
  • Weekday mornings, after I drop off my son, Ellis, at school, I stop by the coffee shop in Bridgehampton. It’s more of a habit, I guess, than a ritual, but it has become part of my routine. So, too, is it for a handful of other morning regulars who linger, sitting and talking across the floor with one another about politics as customers in more of a hurry come and go.
  • Sorry to say, I did not get the name of the reader who stopped by The Star last week with a small skein of darning thread.
  • David Lys, a member of the town zoning board of appeals and founder of Citizens for Access Rights, is expected to be formally appointed on Thursday night.
  • There is no darning yarn at the Sag Harbor Variety Store, as I discovered the other day after making a trip there from Amagansett. I had found a hole in one of my gray wool mittens while shoveling the driveway during the last big snow, and, knowing I had only beige yarn in my sewing box, had planned my day around getting to Sag Harbor for the right stuff. Some time ago, though I can’t say how long, the shop stocked a good supply. No longer.
  • A marine rescue team was en route to Amagansett Tuesday afternoon to pick up a young seal that was discovered on a roadside a considerable distance from Gardiner's Bay.
  • Driving along Long Lane before the freeze broke a few days ago and looking out of the left side of my truck over the corn stubble, I noticed a large number of crows in among the Canada geese.
  • A man was found dead in the snow at Sammy's Beach at Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton on Monday afternoon after he apparently collasped while trying to free his vehicle from a snowdrift.
  • As of 6 a.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service increased its predicted snowfall for most of Long Island and southern Connecticut to between 8 to 12 inches.

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  • Inspired by similar events called for in cities and towns around the country, a gathering to protest gun violence in schools will be held at the windmill at Long Wharf in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 11 a.m.
  • The weather service said that snow could be heavy at times, ending around 5 a.m. on Thursday, with 6 to 10 inches possible.
  • Yet another wintery storm, this one on the first day of spring, will hit the East End of Long Island on Tuesday night.
  • East Hampton Town Hall and all nonessential government services will be closed on Tuesday, as a late-winter storm that could bring about half a foot of snow hits the East End. Scheduled meetings were canceled, according to a message posted on the town website,

    Southampton Town government has taken the day off. Schools on the South Fork are closed as well. East Hampton Village Hall will be closed.

    Tuesday's South Fork forecast is for heavy snow at times with wind gusting to 45 miles per hour. Conditions are expected to improve by about 8 p.m., the National Weather Service said.

  • The six declared candidates for the Democratic nomination to challenge Representative Lee Zeldin in November are to appear in a forum on Friday at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church on Montauk Highway in Amagansett.

    The forum is being organized by the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee and will begin at 6:30 p.m. It had been originally scheduled for March 2 but was canceled at the last minute due to a coastal storm with winds that reached 60 miles per hour.

    Kate Browning, Perry Gershon, Vivian Viloria-Fisher, Bruce Miller, David Pechefsky, Brendon Henry, and Elaine DiMasi are expected to attend.

  • It has been at least 15 years since the pothole-studded main road between East Hampton Village and Sag Harbor was resurfaced, and a winter that went from frigid to wet only did more damage. New York State authorities announced on Monday that the worst portions of Route 114 would be repaired before summer.

  • An all-day program of presentations, panel discussions, and a seed swap will take place on Saturday at the Riverhead campus of Suffolk Community College.
  • The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt will take to the open fields of Bridgehampton this evening at 6:30 for a leisurely hike under the full moon, the second of the month, known as a blue moon.
  • Schools across Long Island will be closed for a second day after a Thursday snowstorm. Many government offices announced schedule changes as well.

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    Behold, mortals, what could be the greatest storm image you have ever seen.

    Early on Jan. 4, East Coast time, a NASA satellite sent back a photo of Earth as a powerful blizzard charged into the New York metropolitan area.