Pat Marlowe writes from her home in Southold.

East End Events for New Year’s Eve

East by Northeast in Montauk will have two seatings: from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. a three-course dinner for $45 including a glass of wine; starting at 8:30 p.m. a party with cocktail hour, a buffet and house wines and beers will cost you $95. The bar and live music is open to the public all night.

What the Storm Left Behind

The damage was immediate, but will also create problems for years to come. The flood ruined fields that had just been prepped to plant cover crops, and fields that grew in low-lying areas like their strawberries and turnips.