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  • Java Nation in Bridgehampton, a coffee roastery that for 18 years had been in Sag Harbor, celebrated its 20th anniversary earlier this month.

  • Judi Bistrian, her 11-year-old daughter, and her 4-year-old son escaped a fire that destroyed their Accabonac Road house and everything in it on Saturday morning.
  • Fire chiefs say mother and her two children "lucky" to be alive after an early morning blaze tore through their Springs house. The mother is being treated at Southampton Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
  • A large commerical lawn mower erupted in flames while it was being used on an expansive Bridgehampton estate Friday afternoon.
  • Mariners who store their boats at the Sag Harbor Yacht Yard pleaded with the Sag Harbor Village Board on Tuesday night to find a way for the storage yard to remain as is.

  • Last Thursday, Sgt. Paul Fabiano walked out of Sag Harbor Village police headquarters for the final time to a small procession including a bagpiper, fellow officers, and community members.
  • Having seen an onslaught of development and redevelopment in recent months, the Sag Harbor Village Board passed a moratorium at its meeting Tuesday night temporarily halting construction on single-family house lots and wetlands permits for 180 days while existing laws are re-examined. The moratorium, which had been introduced last month, applies only to applications submitted after Aug. 1, and does not affect commercial properties.

  • Firefighters worked for over three hours battling a Bridgehampton house fire believed to have erupted after a lightning strike during a storm in the early morning hours on Sunday.
  • Sitting in front of four screens with highly specialized applications like customized GPS mapping and tracking systems, Scott Elley ended his 33-year career by signing off over the townwide paging system during a regularly scheduled radio test on Friday. Watch as he signs off for the last time.
  • The body of Carl Darenberg was found in Montauk Harbor Monday morning not far from the Montauk Marine Basin, which has been in his family for nearly 60 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.