Maria Dorr named acting head of school with less than a month until classes
Maria Dorr has been named acting principal of the Amagansett School after previously serving as its director of pupil services. Christine Sampson

Jason E. Monet T.E. McMorrow

Members of the Sag Harbor Ladies Village Improvement Society — Gail Brown, Bethany Deyermond, Diane Lewis, and Amity Lucas, with her two kids, Hudson and Lana, and Sophia Deyermond in front — gathered on Long Wharf.

Melanie Mackin was one of many taking the tests for ocean rescue certification when she fell ill on Monday. Elizabeth Halliday
Melanie Mackin’s victim in a drill became her rescuer when, after jumping from her back, he caught her as she fell in the knee-deep water. Kelly Stefanick
Melanie Mackin was carried from the water to the ambulance on the back of an all-terrain vehicle. Kelly Stefanick

Liz Joyce and her Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre will move to Bay Street Theater in September. Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre

Ed Burns, who was on hand to sign his new book, "Independent Ed," had a red carpet moment at Authors Night with Dennis Fabiszak, the director of the East Hampton Library. Durell Godfrey photos
Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria, with Ed Burns.
Jeffrey Lyons behind his station at Authors Night.
J.Z. Holden and Jules Feiffer traded books for this pose.
The singer-songwriter Paul Williams made an appearance to sign the book he wrote with Tracey Jackson, "Gratitude & Trust."
Former New York Gov. George Pataki, who came to support his daughter Allison Pataki, an author and journalist, sat down for an interview with Bonnie Grice of 88.3 WPPB, which was broadcasting live from Authors Night.
Fern Mallis, the creator of Fashion Week, and the journalist and author Lynn Sherr.
Dr. Ruth Westheimer
David Browne showed off his "So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead."
Tim Hayes, an East Hampton horsemanship expert, has written a new book.

Last year's winner of the milkshake contest was called "Im-pretz-ive" LT Burger

Cars parked on South Edgemere Road on a busy summer night outside The Surf Lodge in Montauk New York Doug Kuntz

The difference between this nighttime beach scene from years past and ones today: Now, both East Hampton Town and East Hampton Village will require that beach fires be built in metal containers rather than directly on the sand. Durell Godfrey