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  • 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.
  • Marshall Prado is 73 — or, as he says, old enough to remember when Montauk had only 50 or so families living there year round and everyone relied on everyone because life in such a remote place wasn’t easy.
  • Andrew Malone said he knew exterminators were coming six weeks ago to remove everyone’s belongings in the six-unit apartment building at Windmill Village II, the senior housing complex where he lives, to get rid of bed bugs. But exactly what happened then is in dispute and has left him threatening to sue the nonprofit management company that runs the complex.
  • The search for perfect holiday gifts can test your imagination, shopping stamina, and, above all, patience.
  • “We have people come to us for all different reasons,” Kristy LaMonda, an organizer of the annual community Thanksgiving dinner at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church, said this week, “and what I’ve found is the need people feel to volunteer is almost bigger than the needs of the people who need the food sometimes.”