While new East Hampton Town Trustees, including, at right, John Aldred and Susan Vorpahl, sat down for their first meeting, the board’s attorney, Richard Whalen, in the background, announced he would step down. Durell Godfrey

Fred Overton, who held elected town posts for 30 years, retired at the close of 2017 but has no plans to leave the community and the people he holds dear. Durell Godfrey

Carissa Katz

David Lys, who replaced Sharon McCobb on the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals in early 2013, was appointed by a 4-0 vote to begin his own five-year term on the board. T.E. McMorrow

The Surf Lodge on Fort Pond, Montauk. Doug Kuntz