Villages

Sag Harbor Village officials, who want to turn these waterfront properties into a park, are exploring condemnation. Taylor K. Vecsey

Brenden Snow, center, received his Eagle Scout Award during a ceremony on Sunday attended by many well-wishers including Vincent Franzone, left, who pinned the badge on him, and his father, Scott Snow. Richard Lewin


Carissa Katz

Matthew Posnick and his dog Tara recently became a certified handler-and-therapy-animal team through the organization Pet Partners. Christine Sampson

Free monthly dinners at Most Holy Trinity
At the East Hampton Clericus’s community soup dinner last January, Charlie Goldsmith, Cassius Lubin, Jonah Ball, Rabbi Hanniel Levenson, Sally Morse, and Siena Link Morse were among the many volunteers. Morgan McGivern

Vow greater scrutiny on demolitions in village

Workers on Newtown Lane, East Hampton, yesterday, part of a water authority project that will continue into the spring. David E. Rattray

Tom Bogdan talked to the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee about Montauk United, a group he formed this summer in response to the chaos that had come to reign in the hamlet. Janis Hewitt

Morgan McGivern photos
Swimmers headed into the water at Main Beach.
Polar Bear Plunge and a wish for peace in East Hampton.
Even Santa Claus made an appearance at the Polar Bear Plunge in Main Beach.
Plungers at Main Beach had plenty of people to cheer them on.
Charlotte Johnson, left, and Paige Schaefer
The crowd at Main Beach
Water temps weren't too bad, but that doesn't mean plungers spent too much time in the water at Main Beach.
Alec Baldwin was among those who took the plunge at the Wainscott dip.
A smaller group, but the same thrill of taking the first dip of 2016 at the Wainscott Polar Bear Plunge.