Here's the headlines you may have missed from Dec. 9 through 16.
: East Hampton police officials say 'we're prepared' if something tries to commit an act of violence in the schools, while school officials continue to look at precautions.
Fishermen Angle for Extension on Striped Bass Season: Commercial fishermen still have tags left to fill, which they say is mostly because of Hurricane Sandy.
: Neoteric Fine Art's last show of the season is all about the end of this world and a vision for the next.
CDC Says Season Is Here: Where to Get Flu Shots on the East End: Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
Pet Hampton Shutters Sunday: Owner says her 22-year-old Wainscott pet store will close at the end of business on Sunday.
: Donna McCue pitches her East Hampton-based business on the national show which re-airs at 9 p.m.
10 Must-Shop Places for Gifts This Holiday Season: Did you find a great gift at one of these's stores?
Man Solicited Sexual Favors in Exchange for Favorable Testimony: Police say Horace Lattimore asked for sexual favors from the fiancée of a man who attacked him with a hatchet.
Police Say Burglar Hit 2 Houses for 'Quick Cash': Daniel D. Monteiro released from jail on $11,000 bail.
Low Turnout for Uncontested Elections in East Hampton: Carmine Marino, William A. Vorphal Jr., and Michael Benton easily elected to boards in Montauk, Amagansett, and Springs on Tuesday.
Dombkowski Claims Victory in Bridgehampton Commish Race: In a 138-to-118 vote, appointed commissioner gets to keep his seat.
Bridgehampton F.D. Elects New Chiefs: Gary Horsburgh to lead department.
Holiday Display Yields Ticket in East Hampton Village: Elie Tahari 'surprised' by reaction to holiday window display, but will remove it to comply with village code.
Homeowners Will Get Sandy Insurance Payments Faster: Banks, mortgage lenders also agree to extend grace period on late payments.
Proud of Your Christmas Tree? Show Us: Post a picture of your Christmas tree and decorations here.
PHOTOS: Share Pics of Your Creative Elf on the Shelf Poses: The popular elf can be found in some curious and creative poses. Share yours.
Which Local Shops Get Your Holiday Dollars?: Patch wants to know which merchants offer the best solutions for gifts and holiday fare.
10 Places Serving Christmas & Christmas Eve Dinner: From Montauk to Wainscott, here's what restaurants are open on the upcoming holiday.
Local Trainers Offer Tips To Combat Holiday Weight Gain: Three trainers who own fitness studios in the area say there's no time like the present — start working out before you see the scale move.
Letter to the Town Board: Ban Hunting on Fort Pond: Jerry Ruschmeyer says while he grew up hunting, he never did so in residential areas and he's worried for the kids who may be playing there.
East Hampton Resident's Leadership and Service Recognized: Ruby Honerkamp as chosen for the inaugural membership induction to the Purple Key Leadership Society at Emerson College.
High School Community Rallies for 2 Families: Wright sisters and Mansir family are the beneficiaries of two events happening this weekend.
Local Starts Book Drive for Island Park Alma Mater Hit by Sandy: Island Park's Francis Hegarty Elementary School is months away from opening, but one East Hampton resident is helping teachers there restock their libraries.