Edith Windsor was an advocate for the L.G.B.T.Q. community. Donna Aceto

If the referendum is passed, the Length of Service Award Program benefits for volunteer ambulance members will be brought in line with those for volunteer firefighters in East Hampton Village. Durell Godfrey

These Santas take their seasonal role to heart
Mr. and Mrs. Claus (a.k.a. Bonnie and Stan Morlando) with 9-year-old Emely and 5-year-old Kailyn Urgiles at the Snow Village at Groundworks Landscaping in East Hampton. “I want a pony for Christmas,” Kailyn said. Johnette Howard

Southampton HQ under construction, co-working space plans 4 more ‘spokes’
When completed in 2019, the Spur’s new Southampton home — as envisioned in this rendering by Pye Design Architects, Studio2 FLA, and O’Brien & Noel Architects — will have co-working and event spaces and amenities such as two restaurants, a roof deck, a wellness center, and business concierge service.
The Spur’s founder, Ashley Heather, said his venture will devote some money from a pending state development grant to help pay for its new home at the site of a former car dealership at the intersection of Montauk Highway and County Road 39 in Southampton. Pye Design Architects, Studio2 FLA, and O’Brien & Noel ArchitectsPye Design Architects, Studio2 FLA, and O’Brien & Noel Architects

Residents of ‘The End’ are at the end of their rope where mail is concerned
Montauk residents, long frustrated with operations at the Montauk Post Office, report skipped delivery days, mail being delivered to wrong addresses, and mail and parcels being left in spots where they can be damaged by the weather. Jane Bimson

Santa may be the man of the hour, but Rudolph leads the team of reindeer. Durell Godfrey Photos
The Springs School band performed.
There was a sea of red hats along the parade route.
This family planned ahead for the parade, with chairs in the truck.
Saydy Soto dressed Noah Rodriguez and Saydy Rodriguez for the occasion.
Before the herd or reindeer towing Santa's sleigh, there was a herd of antique tractors.
Gingerbread cookies marched too.
Hugh King was the grand marshal.
East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. and Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming waved to the crowd.
He may be saying "Let it snow," but the weather outside was delightful.