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  • Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. and Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell declared a state of emergency to begin at 4 p.m. on Monday.
  • Raymond Hildreth Halsey, a farmer who owned the Green Thumb farm stand in Water Mill, died on Friday at home on Halsey Lane in that hamlet. He was 88. His family said he had heart problems.

    One of the last of a generation of potato farmers who found ways to adapt to the changing times in order to stay in business, Mr. Halsey was a 10th-generation descendant of Thomas Halsey, one of the original English colonists of Southampton.

  • While a single vote separated the two candidates in last month's election, a revote Tuesday night resulted with John O'Brien of Sagaponack winning the Bridgehampton fire district commissioner seat over Philip Cammann.
  • A Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle struck two poles after the driver reportedly fell asleep behind the wheel on Sunday morning.
  • Three schools to the west are dealing with threats on Thursday. While East Hampton police have been made aware of the situations in Southampton and Riverhead, Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo said there are no threats in East Hampton.
  • Stony Brook University Hospital and Southampton Hospital are moving forward with long-awaited plans to merge.
  • The Breakwater Yacht Club, somewhat of an institution in the Village of Sag Harbor, may have to fight more than wind to keep its sails up.
  • Fire commissioner votes, held in the midst of the holiday season on quiet Tuesday evenings in December, are usually uneventful elections with low voter turnout, even when there is the occasional competitive race. On Dec. 9, however, a single vote separated the two candidates for Bridgehampton fire commissioner in an election held on a stormy night.

    A close examination of the voter rolls, however, showed that two people living outside the fire district may have cast votes, which led to the vote being completely overturned.

  • Friends of a young commercial fisherman who was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Montauk last month have organized a fish fry fund-raiser for Wednesday to help him during his recovery.
  • While the country is in the midst of a heated debate about police and community relations, the Springs School participated in a national program Friday to show gratitude for the local police.

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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.