Harvey Weinstein, the film producer and co-founder with his brother, Bob, of the Weinstein Company and Miramax Films, has purchased the rights to “A Speck in the Sea,” Paul Tough’s New York Times Magazine story about the rescue at sea of John Aldridge, a Montauk lobsterman who fell overboard during the night in shark-filled waters 40 miles south of Long Island.
Three large flat-screen televisions were stolen from a house on Fresh Pond Road sometime between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Police said that the upstairs room where the TVs had been stored had been forcibly opened, and that more items may have been stolen. The case has been turned over to the detective squad.
The East End Mental Health Awareness Day, a free conference, will be held on Saturday at Southampton High School. Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., who recently helped secure $175,000 in the state budget to support the South Fork Behavioral Health Initiative, is slated to speak about what mental health initiatives will mean to the East End.