After a few tense moments on the steps of Southampton Town Hall, Mitch Winston, right, was ultimately the winning bidder at the auction of the old Morpurgo house in Sag Harbor Village. Taylor K. Vecsey photos
Joel Zweig, right, with a man, identified only as the principal of Atlantic View Holding, the lender on the property who drove the price of the house up at the auction.
Scott Strough of the Compass agency, who helped broker the deal, said the new owner is committed to working with the village.

Julien Bizalion, director of operations at the Surf Lodge, with Tina Piette, the attorney who represented the resort in East Hampton Town Justice Court, where five noise violation charges were dismissed Monday. T.E. McMorrow

Craig Ortner, above, is handling the people’s case against Thomas Gilbert Jr., who is charged with patricide. T.E. McMorrow

Michael Heller photos

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Fort Pond in Montauk is "in peril," C.C.O.M. says, and is being targeted for conservation and cleanup efforts by the organization's new Save the Lake, Save the Pond campaign. Christine Sampson photos
Mara Dias, right, the national water quality testing supervisor for the Surfrider Foundation, who lent her expert opinion to the issue, said bacterial contamination in the lake and the pond are dangerous to both aquatic life and human life.
Jeremy Samuelson, the executive director of the Concerned Citizens of Montauk, launched the organization's new Save the Lake, Save the Pond campaign on Friday. It aims to preserve and improve water quality in Fort Pond and Lake Montauk.

Alvarado Mechanical towed the car that rolled over on Three Mile Harbor Tuesday morning, leaving one injured. Morgan McGivern
East Hampton firefighters were called to the scene to cut the windshield on a car that rolled over.Morgan McGivern

The celebratory hat toss after the graduation ceremony was completed Friday night. Morgan McGivern
Graduates lined up to enter the tent on the grounds at East Hampton High School.Jane Bimson
Stathioweb Kyriakos Georgeopoulus, with the jacket and tie in the center, huddles with his family for a selfie after the ceremony.Morgan McGivern
All smiles from several generations in this family.Morgan McGivern
Some graduates got flowers, others got balloons. Morgan McGivern
Graduates said goodbye.Morgan McGivern
Christine Sampson
Christine Sampson
Christine Sampson
From left, Nancy, Alexandra and John EbelJane Bimson