“I wanted to go somewhere I could make a difference,” said the Rev. Walter Silva Thompson Jr., who moved from a congregation of 800 in Queens to one with about 150 in East Hampton. Carissa Katz

Carol Olejnik said a next-door neighbor in Sag Harbor found a loophole to allow him to expand a pre-existing, nonconforming house. Taylor K. Vecsey

Warming planet puts coastal region at risk

A fireworks display over Montauk in years past. Jordy Mark

The Rev. Walter Silva Thompson Jr. Morgan McGivern
The Calvary Baptist Church Male Choir Morgan McGivern
Charlene Hartwell of Calvary Baptist Church joined in welcoming the Rev. Walter S. Thompson Jr. on Saturday.Morgan McGivern