Dec 14 2017 - 5:06pm

Judy D’Mello
Three days before the one-year anniversary of the Main Street fire that destroyed Sag Harbor’s iconic movie theater, the Sag Harbor Partnership and the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center announced that their fund-raising goal of $8 million, needed to purchase the cinema from its current owners, has been surpassed.
Joanne Pilgrim
A $32.8 million centralized wastewater treatment system being designed for downtown Montauk would eliminate septic system headaches faced by many businesses and prevent contaminants from reaching ground and surface waters, but could cost some of the larger businesses more than six figures a year.
T.E. McMorrow
The New York Civil Liberties Union argued unsuccessfully in the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court in Brooklyn on Tuesday for the release of a man being held by the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department on a detainment request from Immigration and Enforcement.
Christopher Walsh
East Hampton Village asked to retroactively approve improperly built structures at Ronald Perelman’s 58-acre Creeks on Georgica Pond.
Judy D’Mello
Security measures are a topic at the forefront of debate at many South Fork schools today. The issue was also raised during Monday’s work session of the Springs School Board.
Carissa Katz
The Suffolk County Board of Elections certified results for the Nov. 7 election on Dec. 6, further confirming the Democrats’ dominance in East Hampton Town, where the party’s candidates won the races for town supervisor and town board and came away with a 7-to-2 majority on the East Hampton Town Trustees.
Judy D’Mello
East Hampton has denied reassigning the lease of the now defunct Child Development Center of the Hamptons building on Stephen Hand’s Path to Gersh Academy, based on the fact that the company is not nonprofit, as the previous school there had been.

Daily Grind

Star Staff
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather watch for eastern Long Island for snow, wind, and icy conditions through Saturday morning..
Star Staff
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.
Star Staff
Gifts and treats for yourself made by local craftspeople and artists will be on sale this weekened in several locations.
Carissa Katz
A train from East Hampton to Montauk on Wednesday evening will be transformed into the Polar Express. Children who still believe (and even those who think they don't) have been invited to hop aboard for hot cocoa and a visit with Santa.

The Arts

Christopher Walsh
The trio has performed together in one form or another for 25 years. Between them, their credits comprise a seemingly comprehensive directory of the groups that entertain patrons of the East End’s bars, restaurants, and wineries.
Jennifer Landes
There is no official theme to the grouping of paintings by Perry Burns, Cara Enteles, and Anne Raymond at the Sara Nightingale Gallery in Sag Harbor, but the bright cheery colors and loosely abstract and floral themes are welcoming and cheerful.
Star Staff
An evening of original music by Inda Eaton, Gene Casey, Job Potter, Nancy Remkus, Mariann Megna, and Fred Raimondo, will take place on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Stephen Talkhouse.
Star Staff
An evening of Afro-Cuban jazz with Oscar Feldman, an Argentinean whose skills on alto, tenor, and soprano saxophones are applied to a wide range of Pan-American musical references, will take place at the Southampton Arts Center.
Star Staff
Ustad Shafaat Khan and his fusion group East Meets West will appear at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill tomorrow at 6 p.m.
Star Staff
A screening of the National Theatre Live’s staging of Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies,” will take place at Guild Hall Friday night at 7.

Food

Laura Donnelly
When I found out that my friend Justin Spring, author of “The Gourmands’ Way,” was going on a book-signing tour through San Francisco, then to Carmel to his sister and brother-in-law’s winery and tasting room in Carmel Valley, I asked if I could tag along.
Joanne Pilgrim
The restaurant at the 1770 House named one of “100 Best" by Open Table; Art of Eating's holiday menus; new specials and discounts
Laura Donnelly
The "REAL Rowdy burger" goes up against a new plant-based version that promises the full beef experience, including juices, and tastes "damn good," according to our reviewer.

Sports

Jon M. Diat
While the calendar may not officially state it, winter is here. By any measure, Saturday’s slushy snowfall, our first of the season, was a rather benign event. Yet, the wet, heavy snow, which was enforced by a rather strong northeast wind, made it feel much colder than the 33-degree temperature. It was a raw, nasty, bone-chilling day. For most, it was a day better spent indoors.
Larry Penny
’Twas the night before Christmas, quiet and calm, the creatures that live here were cozy and warm,
Jack Graves
Last year was a lean one for East Hampton High School wrestling — by season’s end Anthony Piscitello, a Ross School wellness teacher who was in his first year of coaching here, had only eight left on a roster that began with somewhat more than 20.
Jack Graves
Craig Brierley has a dozen freshmen on the East Hampton High School boys swimming team he coaches, but you’d never know it the way the Bonackers have been performing. As of earlier this week, they were 2-1 over all and 1-0 in League II.
Jack Graves
The top two seeds in the East End 7-on-7 Soccer League, the Maidstone Market and Hampton F.C.-Bill Miller, went at it in the playoff final at East Hampton’s Herrick Park recently, with the former winning 3-1.