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  • A yearlong moratorium on commercial development along Montauk Highway in Wainscott is likely to be extended for six months while planners hired by East Hampton Town finish a study of the hamlet.
  • Yaedi E. Ignatow, a poet, screenwriter, playwright, and filmmaker, died in Tucson on Oct. 9. She had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer four years ago.
  • Dino Levi of Outlook Avenue in East Hampton died on Oct. 16 at N.Y.U. Langone Medical Center in Manhattan of complications from his cancer treatment.
  • Gary M. Brady of Boatheader’s Lane, East Hampton, died of a heart attack at home last Thursday.
  • Pauline Vigorita, who had spent summers with her husband and children in a cottage on Gerard Drive in Springs since 1975, died on Saturday.
  • Norman Larson Morton Sr., a lifelong baseball and tennis player, died on Oct. 31 at home in Stuart, Fla.
  • Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend or how to keep them busy after school? From puppet shows to story times, art workshops to science explorations there's always something going on. 
  • Semira Breitweg of Flaggy Hole Road in Springs, who moved full time to East Hampton after the death of her husband in 1994, died on Monday at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Westhampton Beach.
  • “Liberty Ladies — A Musical Revue,” a program created and performed by Valerie diLorenzo to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State, will take place Sunday afternoon at 3 at the Southampton Arts Center.
  • Films based on operas are not uncommon. Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” for example, was adapted for the screen by both Ingmar Bergman, in 1975, and Kenneth Branagh, in 2006. Next up in The Met: Live in HD series is a rarity, an opera based on a film, the source in this case Luis Bunuel’s 1962 “The Exterminating Angel,” the story of a group of upper-class friends who are invited to a mansion for dinner and are inexplicably unable to leave.

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  • Star gazing in Bridgehampton and a walk on a new trail in Amagansett are on the schedule.
  • “The Final Year,” a look at President Obama’s foreign-policy team during its waning months in office, will be shown on Saturday at 6 p.m. in East Hampton.
  • The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will lead a five-mile lighthouse loop hike on Saturday at 10 a.m. Hikers will pass through Camp Hero, continue on the Paumanok Path to the bluffs and along trails to Turtle Cove and the Montauk Lighthouse, returning past the seal haulout site. There will be a 10-minute break at the lighthouse refreshment area. Snacks and water were suggested, and everyone has been encouraged to wear windproof clothing.

    The meeting spot is at Camp Hero Road, off Route 27, about a mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch. Carol Andrews will lead the hike and can be reached at 631-725-3367 for more information.

  • The Thursday snowstorm meteorologists are calling a "bomb cyclone" dumped oodles of snow across the South Fork -- and no, that's not the technical term, but strong winds and deep drifts made for varying depths that were hard to calculate. Snow could be over the knee in places while nearby, blades of frozen grass poked through a just a thin layer of white. 

    Here, a few scenes during the storm and in its aftermath Friday, as frigid temperatures and biting winds delivered a different kind of punch. Stay warm out there!

  • As of 6 p.m. on Wednesday, a number of schools and government agencies had announced they planned to be closed on Thursday, due to an anticipated winter storm.
  • Holiday Art Camp

    The Golden Eagle art store and studio in East Hampton will offer a mini art camp for ages 6 to 14 tomorrow and Wednesday though Friday, Dec. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants will work on a variety of projects including finger puppets, ornaments, and paintings inspired by “A Winter’s Tale.” The cost is $40 per session or $150 for all four days. Advance registration is required at


    Holiday Sport Camp

    Sportime in Amagansett will get kids moving on Tuesday through Friday, Dec. 29, with a sport camp that includes dodge ball, soccer, gaga ball, basketball, and an inflatable obstacle course. 

  • The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather watch for eastern Long Island for snow, wind, and icy conditions through Saturday morning..
  • Two takes on “The Nutcracker” – one a traditional ballet, the other a mix of ballet and other dance styles that blends the Tchaickovsky classic with another story – have become holiday musts on the South Fork.
  • Representative Lee Zeldin will be available to meet with constituents on a one-on-one basis on Monday at the Riverhead Fire Department station at 540 Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead.

    Staff from Mr. Zeldin's office will also be available to meet with members of the public.

    Mr. Zeldin is expect to be at the fire station from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. According to a press release from his office, he will depart immediately to return to Washington for House votes.

    Appointments are not necessary, but members of the media were asked to obtain credentials from Mr. Zeldin's Washington office in advance.