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Articles by this author:

  • Two Fort Pond Boulevard residents woke up on the morning of Jan. 8 to find an unmarked package on the front step. When the package was opened, the contents appeared to be feces
  • Daniel Talbot, who with his wife and partner, Toby Talbot, introduced New Yorkers for 60 years to contemporary cinema from around the world and revived classic American films at a number of theaters in Manhattan including Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, died at his Manhattan home on Dec. 29.
  • James M. Donna, who retired to Montauk in 2006 after a career with the Associated Press news agency, died on Jan. 10 at New York University Langone Tisch Hospital in Manhattan. He was 71.
  • Barbara Ann Volpe, a retired registered nurse and volunteer for several East Hampton organizations, died on Jan. 9 in Midlothian, Va., where she had spent winters for the last five years and been living with Peggy and Kevin Healy, a daughter and son-in-law.
  • Florence Clara Hogan died in her sleep at her Amagansett house on Saturday evening. She was 91.
  • Demetra Mirras, who was known to believe “all good things happen around ice cream,” and who with her husband and son owned John’s Drive-In restaurant in Montauk from 1975 to 1983 and the Snowflake in East Hampton from 1985 to 1990, died of heart failure on Jan. 7, in Colorado Springs. She was 91.
  • Kynaston McShine of Manhattan and Springs died in Manhattan on Jan. 8.
  • Eric B. Johnson of East Hampton died on Dec. 29 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.
  • William J. Fleming of Wainscott, an attorney with an office in East Hampton and a longtime LTV host, died last Thursday of heart failure. He was 69.

Blogs by this author:

  • Star gazing in Bridgehampton and a walk on a new trail in Amagansett are on the schedule.
  • “The Final Year,” a look at President Obama’s foreign-policy team during its waning months in office, will be shown on Saturday at 6 p.m. in East Hampton.
  • The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will lead a five-mile lighthouse loop hike on Saturday at 10 a.m. Hikers will pass through Camp Hero, continue on the Paumanok Path to the bluffs and along trails to Turtle Cove and the Montauk Lighthouse, returning past the seal haulout site. There will be a 10-minute break at the lighthouse refreshment area. Snacks and water were suggested, and everyone has been encouraged to wear windproof clothing.

    The meeting spot is at Camp Hero Road, off Route 27, about a mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch. Carol Andrews will lead the hike and can be reached at 631-725-3367 for more information.

  • The Thursday snowstorm meteorologists are calling a "bomb cyclone" dumped oodles of snow across the South Fork -- and no, that's not the technical term, but strong winds and deep drifts made for varying depths that were hard to calculate. Snow could be over the knee in places while nearby, blades of frozen grass poked through a just a thin layer of white. 

    Here, a few scenes during the storm and in its aftermath Friday, as frigid temperatures and biting winds delivered a different kind of punch. Stay warm out there!

  • As of 6 p.m. on Wednesday, a number of schools and government agencies had announced they planned to be closed on Thursday, due to an anticipated winter storm.
  • Holiday Art Camp

    The Golden Eagle art store and studio in East Hampton will offer a mini art camp for ages 6 to 14 tomorrow and Wednesday though Friday, Dec. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants will work on a variety of projects including finger puppets, ornaments, and paintings inspired by “A Winter’s Tale.” The cost is $40 per session or $150 for all four days. Advance registration is required at


    Holiday Sport Camp

    Sportime in Amagansett will get kids moving on Tuesday through Friday, Dec. 29, with a sport camp that includes dodge ball, soccer, gaga ball, basketball, and an inflatable obstacle course. 

  • The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather watch for eastern Long Island for snow, wind, and icy conditions through Saturday morning..
  • Two takes on “The Nutcracker” – one a traditional ballet, the other a mix of ballet and other dance styles that blends the Tchaickovsky classic with another story – have become holiday musts on the South Fork.
  • Representative Lee Zeldin will be available to meet with constituents on a one-on-one basis on Monday at the Riverhead Fire Department station at 540 Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead.

    Staff from Mr. Zeldin's office will also be available to meet with members of the public.

    Mr. Zeldin is expect to be at the fire station from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. According to a press release from his office, he will depart immediately to return to Washington for House votes.

    Appointments are not necessary, but members of the media were asked to obtain credentials from Mr. Zeldin's Washington office in advance.