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At Sandy Gallin’s compound on Further Lane, which has a 6,500-square-foot main house, it is the apple orchard, stone paths, and outdoor rooms that give the property a kind of magic. Morgan McGivern

Accabonac culvert cost $888,000 to build and thousands more to maintain, but never quite worked
A culvert on Gerard Drive in Springs, built to increase tidal flushing of the north end of Accabonac Harbor, was not opened this year for the first time since its completion in 2006. Durell Godfrey

East Hampton Town Police and county detectives converged on a rented house in the Dune Alpin section of East Hampton. Doug Kuntz


Town property on Fort Pond in Montauk, used in 2008 for a Shakespeare performance, will become a public park named for the late Carol Morrison, and remain in public hands, after to a split East Hampton Town Board vote this week to take the site, known as Fort Pond House, off the real estate market. Carissa Katz

Pull up stakes, says FEMA expert
Walter F. Bundy, a former Federal Emergency Management Agency official, delivered a report, “Description of Flooding Risk Faced by Napeague Stretch Communities,” to the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee at its meeting on Monday. Christopher Walsh

Mayor wants more coverage for village’s $2.3 million
Residents of Sagaponack, including Gerard Kleinbaum, standing, gathered Saturday to ask questions about the village board’s idea to create its own police department. Carrie Ann Salvi

Too loud to swim, one beachgoer complained to town councilwoman
The organizer of a 10-hour Saturday dance party at Albert’s Landing Beach in Amagansett described it in a permit application as an intimate event for friends and relatives. Town officials now have doubts about that assertion. David E. Rattray

Schools see declines on new state tests; Amagansett leads local districts