Ian Irving of Old Stone Highway discovered his 1982 Mercedes Benz missing from his driveway on the afternoon of Dec. 15. He had left the keys in the car, he told police, who searched and found the vehicle parked on Accabonac Road, keys still inside.
East Hampton Village
A metal hand truck was left in the middle of Gay Lane in front of the post office one afternoon last week. There were no identifying marks. Police took it to the lost-and-found at headquarters.
Rosalie Strong Wootten of Taylors, S.C., an East Hampton native and member of one of the town’s founding families, died at home on Dec. 8 of a brain hemorrhage. She was 85.
The only girl in a family of four children, she was born in East Hampton on Sept. 25, 1927, the daughter of James Madison Strong and Flora Sweeting Strong, and was called Rose by her family.
Her great-grandfather was Capt. James G. Scott, who was the Montauk Lighthouse keeper for 25 years.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.
Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.