Bruce Humenik, an energy-savings consultant working for PSEG Long Island, held up a Nest “smart” thermostat of the type now available free to homeowners who sign up for a peak power reduction program. David E. Rattray

Photo album renews interest in the National Guard’s summer of 1913
National Guardsmen camped on the treeless plain near Fort Pond in Montauk. Water came from a well at a nearby inn.Montauk Library
Members of the 1st and 2nd Regiment of New York National Guard cavalry bathed in Block Island Sound during a war games exercise in Montauk in July 1913. The photo comes from an album recently purchased by the Montauk Library.Montauk Library

Kilkare, an iconic house, is located within the prestigious and rarely seen Georgica Association, with panoramic views of Georgica Pond and the Atlantic. Built in 1877 by ship builders, the three-story house overlooking the Atlantic has been sensitively restored with all its authentic detail. Courtesy of Sotheby’s
Kilkare, built in 1877 by ship builders, the three-story house overlooks the Atlantic Ocean has been sensitively restored with all its authentic detail. Courtesy of Sotheby’s
Located in one of East Hampton Village's most coveted locations, a traditional Shingle-Style house on Further Lane is one of five distinguished homes on the 2017 East Hampton House & Garden Tour.Erik Davidowicz
Nestled in the Village, an early 20th-century Cottage with French & English influences. Courtesy Landscape Details
The interiors in this East Hampton Village house are decidedly French inflected, with hand-finished plaster walls, antique limestone floors and mantels, period paneling, and a La Cornue range — while the exterior is reminiscent of an English cottage, with intricate stonework and a swooping shingled roof.Courtesy Landscape Details

Durell Godfrey photos

Giving blood can help save a life. Durell Godfrey

Estate sale includes items from Beale era
"Little" Edie Beale used a magnifying glass to read a search order from the Suffolk Health Department in October, 1971, as officials watched on the porch of Grey Gardens, where she lived with her mother, Edith Bouvier Beale. The department had responded to reports that the two women were harboring diseased cats and that the rundown house's furnace was unsafe. "Miss Beale called the inspection 'a raid,' engineered by henchmen of 'a mean, nasty Republican Town,'" in a page-one story. Jack Graves

Harvest up, prices down, and ‘nice plump meat’ bodes well for coming months
Distant scallopers searched the waters of Three Mile Harbor on Sunday. The East Hampton Town Trustees broke with tradition this year to allow a recreational harvest a day before the commercial boats began work. David E. Rattray

After placing the winning bids in an auction of a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence and a trove of historical documents linked to East Hampton, Holly M. Kinyon talked with Kip Blanchard of Blanchard’s Auction House in Potsdam, N.Y. Christopher Lenney, Watertown Daily Times
The 1776 Holt printing of the Declaration of Independence, one of five known to have survived, was authenticated by Keith Arbour, a Cambridge, Mass., historian. Blanchard's Auction Service