Firefighters were met with a glow at Hartman's Briney Breezes in Montauk Friday morning. The fire "had been burning a while before we were called," Chief Joe Lenahan said. Dalton Portella
Dalton Portella
Dalton Portella

Who really owns ‘blighted’ property?
Sag Harbor Village and Southampton Town officials want to turn the Ferry Road properties into a waterfront park, but the owner's representative said they don't want to sell. Taylor K. Vecsey

Bursting at seams, but state approval takes 42 weeks
John J. Finello, left, the Springs School superintendent, and Carl Fraser, right, the district's interim business administrator, broke down the Springs School District's next steps on its facilities plan during the Oct. 19 school board meeting. Christine Sampson

Richard Barons brought new life to the organization he led
Richard Barons, right, led a 2014 East Hampton Historical Society walking tour that included a stop at the historic Village Hall building. Irene Silverman

The district announced yesterday that it will hold a special school board meeting, to include a public forum, on Nov. 10, related to the transportation proposal. Durell Godfrey

After a year of cleanup and restoration, the house at Carol Morrison Park on Fort Pond in Montauk will be reopened for use by community groups.

A Springs house lot that has been used for commercial storage was the subject of a rare zoning trial in East Hampton Town Justice Court that ended on Friday with mixed results for the town prosecutor. T.E. McMorrow

Aug. 2, 1929 - Oct. 21, 2015
E. Virgil Conway, M.T.A. Chairman: Aug. 2, 1929 - Oct. 21, 2015

Search for missing woman continues, three weeks on
Maria Duchi held a poster with her aunt Lilia Aucapina’s photograph. Ms. Duchi spoke at a Southampton press conference on Oct. 21 about Ms. Aucapina’s disappearance. With her were Ms. Aucapina’s brother, Victor Parra, left, and Carlos Parra, right. Taylor K. Vecsey

Aviation money dominates 2015 fund-raising
A campaign mailer paid for by the East Hampton Leadership Council praises the Republican candidates on one side and criticizes the Democratic incumbents on the other. As of Thursday, the political action committee had reported spending more than $155,000 on behalf of local Republican candidates.