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  • Prolonged frigid temperatures left baymen out in the cold this winter. Frozen bays meant fewer bay scallops were harvested, and the State Department of Environmental Conservation will let them try to recoup their losses with an extra month of harvesting.
  • Before Officer Roland Walker hung up his Stetson yesterday after 31 years on the job, his colleagues looked back at his long career in patrol, describing him as a good cop who was unflappable and possessed the skill to diffuse difficult situations with his calming voice and compassion.
  • In a continued effort to build understanding among people of all faiths, the East End Clericus sponsored a trip to a mosque in Selden on Sunday for people from various local houses of worship.

    The trip grew out of a gathering on Feb. 8 that was held in response to the radical Islamist attack in January on Charlie Hebdo, the satirical tabloid in Paris, said the Rev. Denis Brunelle of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton. “Our own take on it was that violence in the name of religion is not acceptable for any branch.”

  • In a continued effort to build understanding among people of all faiths, the East End Clericus sponsored a trip to a mosque in Selden on Sunday for people from various local houses of worship.

    The trip grew out of a gathering on Feb. 8 that was held in response to the radical Islamist attack in January on Charlie Hebdo, the satirical tabloid in Paris, said the Rev. Denis Brunelle of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton. “Our own take on it was that violence in the name of religion is not acceptable for any branch.”

  • The former East Deck Motel at Ditch Plain in Montauk is back on the market for $25 million, after plans to build a private beach club on the five-acre property there were met with widespread protest.
  • Bridgehampton High's Killer Bees won their ninth New York State Class D championship in Glen Falls Saturday.
  • East Hampton Town Lt. Christopher M. Hatch may be getting ready to retire, but he’s still plenty busy over the next few weeks as he makes the final preparations for the annual Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day parade.
  • During the snowstorm last Thursday morning, a Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck slid on the ice and into an oncoming Chevrolet Equinox.
  • The Sag Harbor Village Board voted on Tuesday evening to extend a temporary moratorium on reviews of wetland variances as it prepares for a hearing on April 14 to consider revisions to its wetlands permit regulations.

  • The New York State D.E.C. released a revised mute swan management plan on Monday, toning down its controversial call to eradicate the non-native species from the state by 2025.

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  • The new South Fork Behavioral Initiative, which would provide immediate mental and behavioral health care to those in need, particularly students here, will be a focus of the upcoming 12th annual East End Mental Health Awareness Day, which is slated for April 11. While the workshops and panel discussions are free, advance registration is required.  

  • In a continued effort to build understanding among people of all faiths, the East End Clericus sponsored a trip to a mosque in Selden on Sunday for people from various houses of worship.  

    The trip grew out of a gathering on Feb. 8 that was held in response to the radical Islamist attack on Charlie Hebdo, the satirical tabloid in Paris, in January, the Rev. Denis Brunelle of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in East Hampton said on Tuesday morning. "Our own take on it was that violence in the name of religion is not acceptable for any branch." 

  • Temperatures in the 30s and 40s practically feel like a heat wave after a miserably cold winter. Spring fever is a given, but before you get to brazen and venture out into the water, heed some advice from the Coast Guard. 

  • The East Hampton Town Republican Committee will continue interviewing possible candidates for political offices on Wednesday evening at 7. 

    The committee will screen for highway superintendent, justice, assessor, and trustee at the American Legion in Amagansett. Town Justice Lisa R. Rana, Town Highway Superintendent Stephen K. Lynch, and Jill Massa, a town assessor, are expected to run for re-election, Tom Knobel, the committee chairman, said Monday by email.

  • A special spin class held Sunday at the Sag Harbor Gym raised money for the I-Tri empowerment-through-triathlon program for teenage girls.

    The sold-out class raised more than $1,300 for I-Tri, "every penny of which will go to providing the equipment and training necessary for this year's I-Tri girls to cross the finish line of our new Hamptons Youth Triathlon," Theresa Roden, the program's founder, said.

  • Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, but turning your clocks one hour ahead shouldn't be the only item on your to-do list. 

    East Hampton Fire Department Chief Richard Osterberg Jr. said everyone should also do some biannual maintenance on their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. "Whenever you change your clocks you should change the batters in your smoke and CO detectors," he said. "And, if the detector is six years or older, you should replace it with a new one." 

  • In case you haven't had enough snow this season, Old Man Winter is sending some more to the South Fork over the next 24 hours. 

    The National Weather Service in New York issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow on Long Island from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 7 p.m. Thursday. Accumulations of between 4 and 8 inches are forecasted. 

  • More snow is on the way for the South Fork, with up to 3 inches possible Tuesday night and another 6 inches or more forecasted for Wednesday night into Thrusday.

    The National Weather Service reported that a winter weather advisory is in effect for southeastern and northeastern Suffolk County from 3 p.m. on Tuesday to 2 a.m. on Wednesday. Snow will develop on Tuesday afternoon, though it will mainly fall after 5 p.m. The snow will then mix with sleet and freezing rain by midnight before turning to rain. 

  • The swan hit the power lines on Montauk Highway in Wainscott on Monday while attempting a takeoff.
  • A water main break on Jermain Avenue in Sag Harbor Village on Friday morning was one of the many leaks the Suffolk County Water Authority has been grappling with during an ongoing cold spell.