Home to the Montauk Lighthouse, Montauk is one of the most expensive beach destinations in the country. Jackie Pape

Four Shire horses are now in residence at the Dune Alpin Farm in East Hampton. Durell Godfrey
“My horses are art and it’s not because they are beautiful. It’s because they make you think, pause, reflect," Mary Lou Kaler said.Durell Godfrey
Mary Lou Kaler adopted the horses two and a half years ago and is seeking donations to help with their care and upkeep. Durell Godfrey

James Pellow
James Pellow

The new John L. Behan port security and firefighting vessel was christened on Wednesday in Montauk with Mr. Behan, at center below, for whom it was named, surrounded by officials and well-wishers as he broke a bottle of champagne on its hull. Joanne Pilgrim photos
Personnel from the Montauk Fire Department will be trained to captain the boat, Vincent Franzone, left, the chief of the Montauk Fire Department, said at the commissioning ceremony. New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., right, gave an emotional tribute to Mr. Behan, a former New York State Assemblyman for whom he once worked as an aide and legal counsel.
East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo congratulates Mr. Behan, at left, while his wife, Marilyn Behan, to his right, applauds.
Ms. Behan, Mr. Thiele, and East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, at center, were among the passengers treated to a spin around Montauk Harbor on the new boat.

The always-popular carousel for children Durell Godfrey

Christina Lewis Halpern, left, and her mother, Loida Lewis, right, will host a fund-raiser for All Star Code, which Ms. Halpern founded, on Saturday. They are pictured at last year’s event with David Dinkins, a former mayor of New York City. Carl Timpone/

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One year later, a million-plus price bump
Construction is underway at the old Morpurgo house, which changed hands again in June for over $1 million more than developers paid for it last year at an auction. Durell Godfrey photos

Half brown, half red, the lobster looks almost half boiled. Charlotte Sasso photos