Fred Overton, who held elected town posts for 30 years, retired at the close of 2017 but has no plans to leave the community and the people he holds dear. Durell Godfrey

East Hampton Village police charged Carlos Andres Yara-Gonzalez of Springs, left, with drunken driving and resisting arrest late on New Year’s Eve. Kyle A. Booth of Carmel, N.Y., and Montauk, right, was arraigned Tuesday in East Hampton Town Justice Court on felony drunken driving charges. T.E. McMorrow Photos

Carissa Katz

David Lys, who replaced Sharon McCobb on the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals in early 2013, was appointed by a 4-0 vote to begin his own five-year term on the board. T.E. McMorrow

The Surf Lodge on Fort Pond, Montauk. Doug Kuntz

A new Suffolk law is aimed at changing shoppers' habits where grocery bags are concerned. Durell Godfrey

Brrrr, it is very cold out there!
Almost all of the South Fork’s freshwater bodies, including the large ones like Fort Pond in Montauk, are frozen this week. Jane Bimson