The Hook Mill is adorned with lights for the season. Durell Godfrey photos
The East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad helps organize the East Hampton Polar Bear Plunge at Main Beach.Durell Godfrey

Jay Schneiderman said he plans to run for re-election as Southampton Town supervisor later this year. Taylor K. Vecsey

Guests at the American Hotel were asked to leave their rooms in the early morning hours Wednesday while police investigated a report that turned out to be unfounded. Doug Kuntz

Cartwright Shoal, or Island, depending on who you ask, is at the center of an Amagansett resident's quest for public access. Tradition has held for more than 350 years that the disputed territory is part of the private Gardiner's Island. David E. Rattray

Marshall & Sons ventures are holdouts in a fast-changing community
Marshall Prado and his brothers run one of the few family-run fuel businesses left on the East End. Johnette Howard

Bed bug infestation was ‘traumatic for everyone’
Andrew Malone sat in his apartment at Windmill Village II on one of the donated chairs he was given after his belongings were removed. Johnette Howard

From big promises to ‘really large legal bills’
Amos Goodman Morgan McGivern

New turbines mean farm could power 70,000 homes

Surprise thank-you for ‘heroes,’ 3 years later
George Lombardi and his wife Antonia, third and second from right, held “a heroes dinner” for those who he said helped save his life. They are from left, East Hampton Fire Department Chief Gerard Turza Jr., Ian Hoyt, in back, Nick Calace, Suzy Dayton, and Barbara Hansen, far right.