Sagaponacka vodka — which is carried in most East End liquor stores and will soon be infiltrating the New York City market as well — is crafted to be a sipping vodka, and starting this summer, visitors to the distillery will be able to sample the goods on site.
Legislation that seems to take direct aim at the village’s historic inns, which are popular for weddings and other large gatherings, received a thorough going over at an East Hampton Village Board public hearing on Friday. At its close, Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. announced that the record would be kept open for further debate.
The East Hampton Village Board is poised to place limits of some kind on gas-powered leaf blowers, in response to years of complaints from residents.
A Springs man is facing possible deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement after being arrested by East Hampton Town police for the second time in less than a year on charges stemming from alleged drunken driving.
The East Hampton Village Board, at its meeting on Friday, commended 12 police officers and first responders who helped save the life of an elderly man who had a heart attack on Jan. 1.
State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has introduced legislation to help make housing more affordable for low and moderate-income residents of East Hampton, Southampton, Shelter Island, Riverhead, and Southold by establishing a fund to provide loans to first-time homebuyers.

Arts

Mark Segal
Guild Hall will open three shows this weekend, including solo shows of Hiroyuki Hamada and Alice Hope, and a permanent collection show chosen by Bryan Hunt.

Habitat

When Paul Masi and his colleagues at Bates Masi and Architects in Sag Harbor design a house, they focus first on its key elements. “We try to understand what the essence of it is,” Mr. Masi said. “We know that it’s going to be a pretty house, but it needs to be more than that. It needs to be meaningful to the occupants and also in its relationship to the landscape.”