On the day funeral services begin for Mario Cuomo, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. recalled the former governor's many accomplishments, including those on the East End.
"My personal memories will always go to the East End Economic and Environmental Task Force, which he created in 1993, when I was Southampton Town supervisor. The governor always took a special interest in the East End," the assemblyman said in a statement.
Thousands turned out Saturday to bid a final farewell to New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos, who was gunned down in Brooklyn a week ago along with his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu.
Just before the holiday, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons took in 13 breeder dogs that were rescued from puppy mills in Missouri.
The dogs, all of which are small breeds, including Yorkshire terrier, Coton de Tulear, shih tzu, Pekingese, and pug, are being treated for ailments that are typical of dogs at puppy mills. ARF reported that some were suffering from rotten teeth, eye injuries, and injured feet from living on wire floors. Meanwhile, others are in good health, but shy from not being in close contact with people.
Christmas Eve Services
Wednesday, Dec. 24
Amagansett Presbyterian Church, candlelight service, 7 p.m.
Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, Christmas pageant and candlelight service, 5 p.m.
Community Bible Church, Noyac, 5 p.m.
East Hampton Presbyterian Church, candlelight services, 5 and 11 p.m.
Incarnation Lutheran Church, Bridgehampton, 7 p.m.
Montauk Community Church, candlelight service, 5:30 p.m.
An episode of Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" filmed in East Hampton Town with a fellow comedian and fellow South Fork homeowner, Jimmy Fallon, hit the Net last week.