East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell at Town Hall last week. Mr. Cantwell first won elected office as bay constable in 1975. David E. Rattray

Debra Foster’s book chronicles preservation efforts over four decades
Debra Foster, a former schoolteacher who served on the East Hampton Town Planning Board and had a term on the town board, has released a book about her experiences that she hopes will serve as an inspiration to a new generation of preservation-minded residents. David E. Rattray

Gerson Mancilla, shown here being led away from East Hampton Town Justice Court on Sunday after being arraigned on a felony driving while intoxicated charge, was able to obtain a taxi driver’s license from the town earlier this year, despite a previous felony conviction. T.E. McMorrow

Fishermen versus wind farm, beach access at Napeague remain unresolved
One of Deepwater Wind's Block Island electricity generating turbines. The company is involved in a large project that has stirred some resistance in East Hampton. Durell Godfrey

Some of Representative Lee Zeldin’s constituents protested the inclusion of Steve Bannon, the chairman of Breitbart News, at a Dec. 14 fund-raiser for the congressman held in Manhattan. Jacquelyn Gavron

A $4 million purchase of an additional layer of development rights
A portion of Wainscott farmland for which a deal has been struck to assure that it is planted with food crops in perpetuity. David E. Rattray

Dogs from to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons shelter are walked by volunteers twice a week in East Hampton Village as a way to get them used to people and unfamiliar situations. Durell Godfrey