Gwyneth Paltrow sported shoulder pads and minimal makeup for her appearance and signing. Durell Godfrey, photos
Dr. Ruth is still sharing her tips for a fulfilling sex life, now part of the popular "for dummies" series.
Marcus Samuelsson's memoir, published last year, is still a hit with readers.
Katie Beers, one of the more local celebrities, now has a book out on her life in East Hampton.
Joanie McDonnell, from Amagansett, came to Authors Night with her thriller "Bolero."
Clive Davis, seen with Barbara Goldsmith, has written a memoir of his life in the music industry.
Mary Emmerling had her "Art of the" series with her at the signing.
Jeffrey Lyons, who has a house in Orient, came to the signing with his memoir.
Gabby Giffords (center), the former Arizona congresswoman who was shot at an event in her district, was surrounded by admirers upon her arrival.
A.M. Homes, a honorary chairwoman of the event, sat with James Hume

First-half sales numbers soar in contrast to the region's more-modest gains
The Ditch Plain Life-Saving Station at Ditch Plain Beach, moved farther inland to a five-acre parcel, recently sold for $3.25 million.

Brothers-in-law indicted in Ponzi scheme
Adam Manson was already in deep financial trouble when this photo was taken in 2008. Janis Hewitt
Federal prosecutors plan to seize the Panoramic View in Montauk if its owners are found guilty of charges stemming from an alleged $96 million Ponzi scheme. T.E. McMorrow

Proposed amendments to village beach permits

Fire marshal warns that state code has requirements for outdoor spaces
Cyril’s Fish House on Napeague is one of several restaurants and bars that attract large outdoor crowds. A new East Hampton Town initiative could force owners to provide additional bathrooms. Morgan McGivern

Stanzione asks for more time on disputed listing

As Cantwell retires after 32 years, his replacement, Molinaro, is sworn in
Becky Molinaro was sworn in as administrator of the Village of East Hampton by Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. on Monday at Village Hall. Witnessing the swearing in were Barbara Borsack and Bruce Siska of the village board and Pam Bennett, deputy clerk. Christopher Walsh

Quamine T. Taylor was found outside music mogul's house in East Hampton Friday
Quamine Taylor in a photograph released by police after an earlier arrest, allegedly returned to near Sean Comb's East Hampton house despite an order of protection barring him from the area.

Southampton Hospital partied in a big white "tent" while the stars came out for La Palestra
Howard and Beth Ostrosky Stern arrived at La Palestra's benefit at East Hampton Studios on Saturday night. Morgan McGivern, photos
Carolyn Benitez, a former model and now owner of the Coffee Shop in New York City sat next to Terry Quinn at Kelly Klein's table at La Palestra.
Bebe Winans was one of the performers at the event.
Mr. Winans was joined by the party hosts Deborah and Pat Manocchia to his left and Michael McGlone to his right.
Adam Duritz, right, also performed at the event.
Michael Williams, right, was in charge of the fish fry held by the Eastville Community Historical Society in Sag Harbor. Vernia Williams, Linda Williams, and Robert Williams acted as sous chefs.
Cathy Jones and Miss Knockout looked fabulous at the check-in table of the Southampton Hospital benefit on Saturday night at the Elks Club.
Jean Shafiroff, a chairwoman of the Southampton Hospital event choose Tiffany blue for her gown and was flanked by a bevy of royal blue check-in attendants.
Mark Anthoney and B Michael enjoyed the tent on the Elks Grounds, home to the Art Southampton fair just a week before the gala.
Kathy and Rick Hilton also made an appearance on Saturday night.