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  • 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.
  • Two people reportedly fell three stories into a basement when scaffolding collapsed at a construction site in Montauk on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Many may not take me for the type of gal who enjoys camping. After all, I was raised in Manhattan. Growing up, the closest I ever got to camping was visiting my cousins at Hither Hills during their extended stays there, but I always left long before dusk. Fast forward all these years later and I look forward to going to sleep under the stars, sitting by a campfire, and, yes, even as a decade-long vegetarian, waking up to the smell of bacon cooking at the neighboring campsite.

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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.