Col. Frank Kestler and his wife, Chrystyna, the stepfather and mother of the late Lt. Joseph Theinert, have plans for a ranch to help veterans and their families cope with seen and unseen war injuries. Carrie Ann Salvi

East End Ventures hopes to have its Water Street condominiums completed by fall, after a few years of financial setbacks. A revised site plan was heard by the Sag Harbor Planning Board last week and will be reviewed more on March 26. Carrie Ann Salvi

During a discussion of coastal erosion on Monday at a Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee meeting, John Chimples told the committee that the dunes at Ditch Plain beach are quickly disappearing. Janis Hewitt