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  • Members of the Coast Guard stationed in Montauk and Shinnecock, like others throughout the country, did not receive expected paychecks on Tuesday as a result of the federal government shutdown, which is entering its 27th day today. One-time emergency paychecks went out at the end of last month, but Coast Guard employees are now continuing to work without compensation.
  • A pilot program providing low-income families with organic frozen produce through the winter months has made its first delivery to the Springs Food Pantry.
  • Brittany Torres’s candle business, Hamptons Handpoured, began as a side project, driven by her passion for aromatherapy and essential oils, but it quickly developed into a full-time job.
  • The implications of the federal shutdown on a national level are pertinent, however, it appears to have had minimal effects on the East End of Long Island so far.
  • A statewide initiative has begun to encourage the use of electric vehicles and increase charging hubs. The initiative includes additional public fast-charger networks across the state, regulatory actions to lower residential charging rates, and rebates of up to $2,000 for the purchase or lease of a new electric car from a participating dealer.

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  • LTV, East Hampton's public access provider, will offer free mini-documentary production classes to East Hampton Town residents in February.

    Part of an initiative it's calling the Thousand Stories Project, the studio developed the classes with the goal of creating "a mosaic of our town with a multitude of video portraits, short documentary stories in which we learn a bit about our friends and neighbors: what they do, how they live, what our town looks like," according to a release.

    The classes will give residents the opportunity to share their stories, while also improving their digital media skills.

    Students must complete an orientation class before they can participate in more advanced courses.

  • The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons has released its first annual yearbook featuring photos of ARF rescues and alums taken by Francine Fleischer.