Debate pluses, minuses of sprawl vs. housing
“We are talking about people who are in need of places to live. This is what my support is for,” said Bonnie Cannon, the chairwoman of the Southampton Town Housing Authority, at a hearing on the Bridgehampton Gateway project. Taylor K. Vecsey
Christiana McPherson, a social worker, said she supported the planned development district at the Bridgehampton Gateway because the need for affordable housing for gainfully employed professionals is so dire.Taylor K. Vecsey

Owners, writer’s friends, restored it once, will again
A 1968 Ford Mustang once owned by the writer Truman Capote crashed into the Henry Lehr store in Sag Harbor last Thursday evening.

Property owners agree to limit patrons
As part of a settlement that owners of the Cyril’s property agreed to with the Town of East Hampton, the roadside bar at the popular Napeague spot is to be removed. David E. Rattray
Christopher Kelley is representing the Cyril’s property owners. Cyril Fitzsimons has his own attorney. T.E. McMorrow
David E. Rattray

Alexander Peters of Amagansett, who raised questions about East Hampton Town’s rental registry before it became law, listed his property yesterday with the town Building Department with the help of Evelyn Calderon. Morgan McGivern

“We specialize in succulents”
Beth Eckhardt has reopened Amagansett Flowers by Beth at 255 Main Street in that hamlet. Durell Godfrey

The Rapala was invented in 1936 by Lauri Rapala, a Finnish fisherman
The Yozuri Hydro Popper, one of the columnist’s favorite lures. David Kuperschmid

Thomas Pagano, a sergeant with the Sag Harbor Village Police Department, seen here with Chief Austin McGuire, was among the officers recognized by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Tuesday.
East Hampton Village Police Officer Steven Niggles, seen with County Executive Steve Bellone and Sgt. Richard Mamay
Officer Vincent Rantinella of the East Hampton Town Police Department, seen here with Chief Michael Sarlo and the county executive, was honored for the eighth consecutive year.

Wesley De Oliveira Costa

William Field, center, won first place in the small motors category at the New York State Skills USA competition last week. He is a career and technical education student from East Hampton High School. Michelle Field
Mitchell Lester, left, and Eric Schoenster, right, are career and technical education students from East Hampton High School who placed third in their respective contest categories at the New York State Skills USA competition last week.