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  • When Thomas A. Twomey, a well-known East End lawyer, died of an apparent heart attack at home in East Hampton on Nov. 16, it was during 1 of 10 times since May that East Hampton Village’s paid first responder program had gone unmanned.
  • A woman escaped injured when her sport utility vehicle rolled over in Amagansett on Thanksgiving morning.
  • Well-known model and restaurateur B. Smith revealed earlier this year she has Alzheimer's disease.
  • On my very first Christmas out of my parents' house, I decided to have my own, live, Christmas tree. I had been collecting ornaments over the years, mainly on trips, so I actually had a small box of them set aside for the small spruce I eventually lugged home.

    My grandmother, who lived on Shelter Island, believed in tradition. She didn't like Christmas trees with nothing but new ornaments, like the ones I had bought in Las Vegas and Toronto.

  • Several residents and local businesses have been the targets of an ongoing phone scam, according to police, who are warning people to be on the alert.

    On Nov. 11, Special Effects, a beauty salon on Osborne Lane in East Hampton Village, received a call from a man claiming to represent PSEG Long Island and threatening to shut off  its power unless he was given a credit card to settle an unpaid balance. The salon, which does not have an unpaid balance, called PSEG directly to discuss the matter.

  • East Hampton Village police arrested a Newburgh, N.Y., man early Saturday morning after a cab driver complained that he had not paid the $60 fare agreed upon.

    At about 2:20 a.m., Joshua George Colon, 32, hired a Roadrunner taxi, driven by James Geddis, to take him from the Shagwong restaurant on Main Street in Montauk to the Huntting Inn on Main Street in East Hampton, but balked at paying the fare when they arrived in East Hampton. He told Mr. Geddis he would need to get money from his room, but then never returned.

  • Bruce Tait, a longtime member of the Sag Harbor Village Harbor Committee, resigned from that committee, not because of his recent demotion from its chairmanship, he said, but because the committee isn’t focused on the issues he finds important.

    In an email to Mayor Brian Gilbride and the village board on Nov. 5, Mr. Tait said he was stepping down due to personal and professional commitments. The board accepted his resignation at a meeting on Nov. 12.

  • Volunteer firefighters and wildlife rescuers worked together last Thursday to free a trapped deer from a generator pit at Steven Speilberg's house in East Hampton.
  • County Road 39 was closed in both directions between Sandy Hollow Road and North Sea Road for about four hours.
  • Like other emergency medical service providers on the East End, E.M.S. personnel in the Bridgehampton Fire Department, pictured above during a drill on Monday, are in the midst of training for how to respond in the event of a suspected Ebola case. Based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and mandates from the New York State Commissioner of Health, all emergency medical technicians, including volunteers, must learn how to don and take off infectious disease apparel. Suffolk County E.M.S. has been updating all 96 E.M.S. agencies on these procedures.

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  • The Montauk Fire Department will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a parade on Saturday.

    The parade will be held start at 11 a.m with Craig Tuthill, a 60-year member of the fire department who is the grand marshal of the parade, leading it from Kirk Park to the Hank Zebrowski Memorial Ball Park.

  • Julianne Moore, an Academy Award-winning actress and best-selling author who owns a house in Montauk, will read from her new children's book, "My Mom Is a Foreigner, But Not to Me," and sign copies for kids and their parents at BookHampton in East Hampton on Saturday.

    Charline Spektor, the owner of the independent bookshop on Main Street, said Ms. Moore's appearance was scheduled at the last minute. Ms. Moore has done readings at the store before, for books in her "Freckleface Strawberry" series. 

  • White's Apothecary on Main Street in East Hampton will hold a meet-and-greet with Mally Steves Chakola, the creater of a skin-care line called M. Steves, on Saturday afternoon.

    A streamlined collection of anti-aging and skin regenerating solutions, it contains rose-hip seed oil meant to repair past damage and provide an instant glow for a youthful appearance.

    Ms. Chakola's skin-care expertise has been featured in Harper's Bazaar, Haute Living, Style.com, and more. 

    The meet-and-greet will take place from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • More cold-stunned turtles were found dead this week, this time in the Elizabeth A. Morton Wildlife Refuge in Noyac, and another turtle, found alive, is being treated for hypothermia.

    A dead Atlantic green sea turtle was found  along the western shore of Jessup’s Neck in Little Peconic Bay on Tuesday morning, according to Kimberly Durham, the rescue cordinator at the Riverhead Foundaiton for Marine Research and Preservation, which responded. The small turtle weighed only about 5 pounds.

  • As part of a national effort, a Cranksgiving food drive on two wheels will be held in East Hampton on Saturday. Bicyclists will stop at four different grocery stores to purchase non-perishable foods to be donated to the East Hampton Food Pantry, which expects to feed more than 31,000 people in Amagansett, East Hampton, Montauk, Springs, and Wainscott this year.

    Matt Lauer from NBC’s ‘Today Show" and WNBC's Darlene Rodriguez will lead the six-mile ride, accompanied by cameras. 

  • The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will hold a public hearing on Wednesday in Bridgehampton on a proposed expansion of a mining permit for the Sand Land Corporation, which operates a mine south of the Bridge Golf Club. 

  • U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for the National Park Service to put Sylvester Manor Educational Farm on Shelter Island on the National Register of Historic Places. 

    Sylvester Manor is a former 17th-century farmstead now being used as a nonprofit organic farm and educational center. 

  • A cold-stunned sea turtle was discovered along a bay beach in Amagansett on Sunday, the first on Long Island found this season.

    The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation received a call on its hotline from David Rattray, the East Hampton Star's editor, about a sea turtle washed up on the Gardiner's Bay beach at about 7:55 a.m., according to Kimberly Durham, its rescue program director.

  • East Hampton High School officials are giving the community a chance to send the East Hampton High School boys soccer team off to the state finals in style. 

  • The community is continuing to rally around two children orphaned when their mother died of cancer late last month.

    Over $10,000 has been raised so far for the care of Colin Rodriguez, 13, and Katalina Rodriguez, 11, both of whom are students at the Springs School. Their mother, Darcy Rodriguez, died on Oct. 30 at the age of 48. They are being fostered by Carla Gagliotti, a longtime friend of Ms. Rodriguez's, in East Hampton.