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  • The Suffolk County Police Department’s medevac helicopter can land at the former 555 property in Amagansett, which is now owned by East Hampton Town, on a temporary basis.

    Supervisor Larry Cantwell said last week that he authorized the use of the Montauk Highway property for the county’s emergency landings. The Amagansett Fire Department had requested the use of the field after pilots raised concerns about the safety of the longtime landing zone behind the firehouse.

  • A man armed with a handgun broke into a house on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike and repeatedly hit a man while demanding cash and stealing electronics.
  • East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo confirmed that the Secret Service detained "a subject who appears to be a freelance photographer" on the property line of the Clintons' rental home Sunday night.
  • Two Montauk homeowners have been charged with violations of the East Hampton Town Code related to tenant turnover in the houses they rent, which officials acknowledge is a growing problem throughout the town.
  • An 8-year-old boy was bitten by a dog at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett on Sunday, the dog’s owner then fled, with the animal in tow.
  • On the South Fork, where construction is booming, there were several accidents at building sites over the past week.

    Five men were injured, four of them airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, in three separate incidents.

  • Leaders of the Amagansett Fire Department have to find a new place for the Suffolk County police helicopter to land in emergencies when patients need to be airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital.

    The medevac has been landing in a field behind the firehouse, between Main Street and the Long Island Rail Road tracks, but the chief said he was recently informed that pilots had raised concerns about the safety of the landing zone.

  • A handful of voters turned out for a special Bridgehampton Fire District referendum Tuesday night, approving the district’s plan to renovate the interior of the firehouse on School Street.

    In a 23-to-3 vote, a resolution to approve a 15-year bond at a maximum of $750,000 to renovate the kitchen and offices, add women’s bathrooms, renovate the recreation area in the basement, and make other repairs was passed.

  • A Toyota S.U.V. left on the tracks in Hither Woods was destroyed when it was hit by an eastbound train with nine people aboard.
  • Two construction workers fell 15 feet from a roof in East Hampton Village on Friday morning when the scaffolding shifted, police said, but their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

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  • 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.