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  • Sag Harbor Village is considering a ban on plastic bags, just as the Towns of East Hampton and Southampton are mulling proposals to prohibit the single-use bags.
  • An East Hampton fire chief found "dangerous levels" of carbon monoxide in a house where three men were working Wednesday morning.
  • Valinda Miller Valcich said the auto show was a way to pay tribute to her son, who "loved antique-powered trucks," while also increasing awareness about suicide, which she called an "epidemic" on the South Fork.
  • Montauk Highway in front of the downtown green will be closed for the festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Expanded closures are expected during the parade.
  • A new green space in which to sit, enjoy lunch, and watch the boats come and go will grace Sag Harbor next summer if a recently revitalized project maintains momentum.

  • Drivers have smoother roads to look forward to, but they should expect some delays when the state implements lane shifting later this month for its project to repave 15 miles of Montauk Highway between East Hampton and Montauk.

    The $13.8 million New York State Department of Transportation project to repair the road between Route 114 in East Hampton and South Etna Avenue in Montauk is already under way, with drainage systems being cleaned and repaired. Resurfacing the distressed pavement with new asphalt and fresh pavement markings will begin the week of Oct. 20.

  • 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.

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    Navigating the roads after a snowstorm can be difficult, especially with road shoulders filled with snow. Despite lifting a travel ban earlier on Wednesday, East Hampton police have been urging motorists to stay off the roads so that highway crews can clear them. Less traffic not only makes it easier for plows to get through, but also emergency vehicles. 

  • As much as you want the street cleared and your driveway plowed, you should also be mindful of fire hydrants that are likely buried under the snow, fire chiefs cautioned on Wednesday. 

    While most fire departments are trying to organize firefighters to go out and uncover the hydrants, they need the community's help. It may be extra work, but if there is a fire on your block, you'll be glad you dug a path to the hydrant so firefighters can connect hoses without delay.

  • A few days behind schedule due to the blizzard, the Ladies Village Improvement Society of East Hampton's annual Blow Out Sale will start on Thursday. 

    All clothing, including women's, men's and children's coats, hats, and boots will be marked down to $1 when the L.V.I.S. opens its doors at 10 a.m. Books will continue to be 50 percent off unless otherwise marked. 

    The sale will continue through Saturday. The thrift stores will then close for the month of February.

  • The blizzard didn't stop emergency workers from responding to calls, including volunteers in the fire departments and ambulance agencies throughout the South Fork. 

    Since 4 p.m. on Monday, there were 12 chiefs' investigations for alarms going off, and three calls for emergency medical services in the Town of East Hampton, which includes Sag Harbor. The Bridgehampton Fire Department, whose coverage area extends from Wainscott to Water Mill, had six chiefs' investigations and two E.M.S. calls. 

  • While most of East Hampton kept its power on overnight, power outages remain a possibility as the snow continues to fall on Tuesday. PSEG Long Island said Monday it had amply prepared for the high winds and blizzard conditions forecasted. PSEG brought in an additional 400 personnel from utilities elsewhere in the country, and it has performed system checks on critical equiment. However, in the event of power outages, PSEG recommends the following:

  • A seal that was found in Montauk two months ago is headed back to the ocean.

  • Representative Lee Zeldin took office earlier this month, and last week he opened the doors to his district and Washington, D.C., offices. 

    Mr. Zeldin, a Republican and major in the Army Reserves from Shirley who ousted six-term Democratic Congressman Tim Bishop in November, set up a primary district office in Patchogue. It is at 31 Oak Street, Suite 20. Constituents in New York's First Congressional District can reach him at 289-1097.

  • After a man taking a morning walk in East Hampton on New Year's Day was attacked by a pair of pit bulls, an animal behaviorist offers advice about what to do if you find yourself in a similar situation.
  • A Bridgehampton-born baseball player will play another major league season. A.J. Pierzynski, a catcher, was signed to a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves, the Associated Press reported on Monday. The deal is pending a physical exam. 

  • Among the thousands who attended the funeral of New York City Police Officer Wenjian Liu on Sunday in Brooklyn were 19 police officers from East Hampton.

    Seventeen officers from the East Hampton Town Police Department and two from the East Hampton Village Police Department saluted Officer Liu, who was gunned down with his partner, Officer Rafael Ramos, in Brooklyn last month.