The Sassos are looking for a buyer who will keep Stuart’s tradition going
“Our customers are like family to us,” said Charlotte Sasso, pictured at Stuart’s Seafood Market with her husband, Bruce Sasso. After owning the business for 21 years, the Sassos are ready to sell. Durell Godfrey
Stuart Vorpahl Sr., right, and Scotty Eames, holding two massive lobsters, outside the market in 1965, in a photograph from the Sassos’ collection.
Readying a catch for market in the fish-packing area of Stuart's; photo undatedEast Hampton Star Archives
Weighing fish at Stuart's in 1983East Hampton Star Archives
Members of Havens and Lester haul-seining crews weighing and packing a good haul of striped bass at Stuart's in 1968. When the catch was particularly good, the fishermen's wives would lend a hand too.Courtesy Doug Kuntz

Christmas procession is slice of Ecuador in East Hampton
The day was drab, but the Pase del Niño Viajero de San Joaquin celebration brought a cheerful jolt of color to East Hampton Village on Sunday. Durell Godfrey
The Nino Viajero procession is always led by people carrying the American flag first, followed by the flag of Ecuador.Durell Godfrey
The Ecuadorean celebration proceeded despite a drenching rain, with beach umbrellas providing shelter for the floats.Durell Godfrey
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Musicians in two bands joined the procession.Durell Godfrey
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Bottles of Coca Cola, sweets, even tamales adorned the floats.Durell Godfrey
The Ecuadorian BandDurell Godfrey

Wilson Pantosin, seen on the left in 1999 and on the right when he was arrested after nearly 20 years on the run, will finally be sentenced in early 2019. Courtesy of the Suffolk County District Attorney's office

Energy Innovation Act would put fees on emissions and boost alternatives
It might not alleviate traffic congestion, but a proposed carbon tax could significantly reduce the emissions that come with it. Durell Godfrey

Coastal retreat and shift in downtown center
Sea level rise prompted a recommendation by consultants to the Town of East Hampton for a managed retreat from the ocean shoreline at Montauk’s downtown. Doug Kuntz

‘I feel sorry for the workers there. . . . They’re so overloaded,’ one patron says