Ed Burns, who was on hand to sign his new book, "Independent Ed," had a red carpet moment at Authors Night with Dennis Fabiszak, the director of the East Hampton Library. Durell Godfrey photos
Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria, with Ed Burns.
Jeffrey Lyons behind his station at Authors Night.
J.Z. Holden and Jules Feiffer traded books for this pose.
The singer-songwriter Paul Williams made an appearance to sign the book he wrote with Tracey Jackson, "Gratitude & Trust."
Former New York Gov. George Pataki, who came to support his daughter Allison Pataki, an author and journalist, sat down for an interview with Bonnie Grice of 88.3 WPPB, which was broadcasting live from Authors Night.
Fern Mallis, the creator of Fashion Week, and the journalist and author Lynn Sherr.
Dr. Ruth Westheimer
David Browne showed off his "So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead."
Tim Hayes, an East Hampton horsemanship expert, has written a new book.

Last year's winner of the milkshake contest was called "Im-pretz-ive" LT Burger

Cars parked on South Edgemere Road on a busy summer night outside The Surf Lodge in Montauk New York Doug Kuntz

The difference between this nighttime beach scene from years past and ones today: Now, both East Hampton Town and East Hampton Village will require that beach fires be built in metal containers rather than directly on the sand. Durell Godfrey

East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell tried a Montauk Pearl Oyster from Gail Simons at the Fisherman's Fair Saturday.
That kid has a good arm.
Many took a peak inside the old blacksmith's shop.
A future fireman in the making?
Every kid found a game.
Young artists made fish prints.
One young man tried his luck.
The clam catch game had at least one winner.
The fair grounds
There were lots of artists at the Springs Fisherman's Fair too.

Late last week, levels of blue-green algae in Georgica Pond exceeded 100 micrograms per liter, according to Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University, who has led a water-monitoring program of trustee-managed waters in conjunction with the trustees for the last three years. Doug Kuntz

Ditch Plain on Sunday morning All photographs by David E. Rattray
Along downtown Montauk, several empty boxes of golf balls (hit into the ocean?) and Bud Lite cans everywhere
Main Beach, East Hampton Village
Georgica Beach, East Hampton Village
Georgica again. Looks like it was a heck of a party.
And one last at Georgica for good measure

Eric Bramoff is going from a Bridgehampton Killer Bee to a Pierson Whaler. He's leaving his post in Bridgehampton for a similar position in the Sag Harbor School District. Jack Graves