The Surf Lodge on Fort Pond, Montauk. Doug Kuntz

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc was sworn in at Town Hall on Tuesday. T.E. McMorrow

East Hampton Town property owners lined up this week to pay their tax bills early, before new federal rules that will limit deductions take effect for 2018. David E. Rattray

Some of Representative Lee Zeldin’s constituents protested the inclusion of Steve Bannon, the chairman of Breitbart News, at a Dec. 14 fund-raiser for the congressman held in Manhattan. Jacquelyn Gavron

A $4 million purchase of an additional layer of development rights
A portion of Wainscott farmland for which a deal has been struck to assure that it is planted with food crops in perpetuity. David E. Rattray

Resort wants 16 seats; planning board members worry it may ‘get out of hand’
A proposal to add a 16-seat restaurant at the Hero Beach Club in Montauk is drawing mixed reactions from the East Hampton Town Planning Board. T.E. McMorrow

Biddle Duke

AT&T wants to install cell phone antennas on a building at the Montauk Lighthouse. The problem is that they are banned at historic sites. Jane Bimson

At a press conference last month, Representatives Lee Zeldin, center, Peter King, left, and Tom Suozzi, right, and other state and local officials and business interests highlighted their concerns about the proposed tax bill.