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  • Update: East Hampton Town police identified Valon Shoshi, a 28-year-old living in Springs, as the armed man they took into custody earlier on Friday after a three-hour search.
  • Two girls and one of their mothers were injured Friday morning after the small car they were riding in was apparently struck by a flat-bed truck.
  • The fire probably began after a large tree branch fell on a primary electrical wire, taking it down. Power lines ran about 10 feet from the barn.
  • Two East Hampton men were arraigned in East Hampton Justice Court recently after alleged acts of domestic violence, despite orders of protection against them.

    Jaime O. Uzhca, 28, was arrested at about 11 p.m. on Sept. 22, according to East Hampton Town police, after pulling Carmen Yamba-Tenezaca’s hair and kicking her on her leg, abdomen, and upper arms, at their house on Harrison Avenue in Springs. Justice Lisa R. Rana had granted the woman an order of protection against him in July 2013, good for two years.

  • Police are investigating whether break-ins at two firehouses last week were related.

    Sag Harbor Fire Department Chief James Frazier reported a burglary at the headquarters on Brick Kiln Road in Sag Harbor Village on the afternoon of Sept. 23. Village police said someone broke into the change machines in the recreation room, taking an unknown amount of money, and also stole about $15 from a donation jar. The burglary occurred between 9 p.m. on Sept. 22 and 1 p.m. on Sept. 23, police said.

  • The 2015 budget for the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor was passed overwhelmingly on Monday.

    In a 198-to-32 vote, residents of the Sag Harbor School District said yes to the approximately $2.4 million budget, which includes a 5.8-percent increase from the current budget, or a $128,723 increase over all. Taxpayers can expect about a $12 rise in their tax bills.

  • Police charged Keriam Beauford, 27, of Amityville with four felonies a month and a half after they said he pistol-whipped a Bridgehampton man and stole electronics and drugs from the house.
  • One man fell out of a window on the second floor and onto another man at a work site on North Haven.
  • An old barn on the Hedges Farm in Sagaponack went up in flames in the early morning hours on Sunday, making it the second major fire in the village in two weeks. The barn fire is not believed to be suspicious, a fire official said.
  • The driver of a Volkswagen Beetle that slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer on Friday evening was not injured.

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  • The Mitten Line at the Sag Harbor Elementary School helped fulfill 500 wishes for local schoolchildren this holiday season.

    The mitten project was created several years ago as a way for elementary students and their families to give to the community. Children in need write down what they need or want — everything from winter coats to school-related items, art supplies to toys — on the back of mittens, which are then hung in the elementary school lobby. 

  • Blood donations are always needed, particularly during the holiday season when many seem too busy to sit for a half-hour to give blood.

    The New York Blood Center will be on the South Fork several times this month, starting Wednesday at Pierson High School. Donations will be accepted from 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the school on Jermain Avenue in Sag Harbor. 

  • Meals on Wheels' clients were well fed over the Thanksgiving holiday.

    The day before Thanksgiving, Meals on Wheels delivered turkey dinners, prepared at Dreesen's catering kitchen on Gingerbread Lane in East Hampton Village. Rudy DeSanti Jr., who runs Dreesen's with his wife, Christina, and is contracted by the program to make daily meals, reported that he made Thanksgiving dinners for about 65 Meals on Wheels clients. 

  • Though it may be the off-season for the Hampton Classic Horse Show, the show's staff is working hard to drum up items for its annual food drive. 

    The drive, which was started a few years ago, calls for more than just non-perishable food donations. The Classic is also looking for household goods, pet food, and King Kullen gift cards, all of which will be donated ot the Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry, which serves about 250 people per week.

  • 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.