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  • For the 15th straight year, the local Ecuadorean-American community and Comunidad de Base brought a slice of Ecuador to the Village of East Hampton with their annual Pase del Niño Viajero de San Joaquin celebration.
  • Beulah Garrick, now 97, has performed with Noel Coward, Walter Matthau, Al Pacino, Robert Redford, Rosalind Russell, Roger Moore, and Diana Rigg, usually as a character actress.
  • A group of Montauk residents who are weary and fed up with the persistent mail and package delivery problems that have plagued the hamlet for two years reached out to Representative Lee Zeldin.
  • The word came down right after Thanksgiving, and it was a complete surprise to Eddie Downes, a presser who has worked since 1988 at East Hampton Cleaners. The Newtown Lane store is closing and is accepting no more work, effective immediately.
  • If there is one constant about Santa Claus this time of year, it’s that he tends to get around.
  • The animating idea behind the Black Box Performance Project is deceptively simple. Its director and co-founder wondered what would happen if they stripped away all the usual adornments and detailed instructions that their youth actors usually get.
  • The Spur, a co-working space and entrepreneurial networking group currently located in a temporary space in Southampton Village as its new headquarters are being completed a little over a mile away, has plans to open a satellite location in East Hampton in January, and expects to hear on Dec. 18 about a state grant for as much as $1 million.
  • Rampant problems at the post office last summer had been attributed to staff turnover and the volume of mail and parcels, particularly because of the Postal Service’s deal to deliver for Amazon. At times, packages were literally stacked on the branch’s loading dock for days.
  • A scenario that has been playing out over and over here and across the country since the Trump administration made immigration enforcement a front-burner issue and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents started actively pursuing people.
  • The costumes are hung on two long racks with nametags attached, ready to go. A few feet away in the Hampton Ballet Theatre School’s studio in Bridgehampton some prop candy canes and swords, gold crowns and feathery angels’ wings sit this way and that. Out on the floor, Sara Jo Strickland picks up her smartphone and restarts the Tchaikovsky music, and the dancers glide into motion again.