Here's a look back at the top headlines from this week.
EMS 'Think Tank' Responds to its Own Troubles: Recruitment, retention and community outreach weigh on ambulance companies' minds.
: Andrew Wilson, 13, says he felt Obama "really spoke to all of us."
East Hampton Homeowner Makes Bid for NYC Mayor: Brooklyn resident Sal Albanese announces candidacy in September's Democratic primary.
Springs Woman Named to LIBN 40 Under 40 List: Wordhampton's Nicole Castillo honored as one of the future leaders of Long Island.
Former Bridgehampton Fire Chief Raymond Topping Sr. Dies at 85: Was also fire commissioner and school board member.
Rescuers Warn - Stay Off the Ice: If you see a person or a pet fall through the ice, do not go out on the ice, call 911 right away, rescuers say.
: East Hampton firefighters quickly knocked down fire in attached garage.
Federal Rep: Businesses Eligible for Loans to Cover Sandy Losses: Though the South Fork wasn’t hit the hardest physically by Hurricane Sandy, help is available for long-term economic recovery for the area, says federal spokesman.
Anti-Poop Crusader: Dogs on Beach Not in Style: Do you think the problem of owner's not picking up after their dogs needs to be addressed again?
: Local state lawmakers cosponsor legislation to increase penalties for drivers who flee the scene after an accident.
East Hampton Detective First Woman To Receive Kiwanis Club Top Nod: Town supervisor says award shows that East Hampton Town Police Department is "second to none."
Sag Harbor's Top Cop Part of DWI Task Force: Police Officer David S. Driscoll, who made 25 DWI arrests in 2012, also secured grant money for the village.
Clintons Reportedly Looking To Buy in East Hampton: No stranger to the area, Bill and Hillary Clinton may plant some roots here.
Top 10 Hamptons Home Sales of 2012 Revealed: Town & Country real estate reports that East Hampton dominated the charts for the Most Expensive Sale of 2012 in the Hamptons.
Hamptons Home Prices Hit New High: Fourth quarter uptick attributed to higher taxes anticipated in 2013.
East Hampton Teacher in the Running for Presidential Award: Chris Merkert was nominated for excellence in science.
Roll Call: Local Students Make Dean's Lists: A bunch of college students hailing from East Hampton made the Dean's List at their respective colleges. See who made it.