A duck blind set up on Turtle Island in the northwest corner of Fort Pond in Montauk has nearby residents on edge. Jane Bimson

The Lazy Point structure could set a precedent

Restaurant, bar, and poolside cabanas okayed for former waterfront inn
Renovations to the Baron’s Cove Inn will soon begin, with approval for its expansion given unanimously at Tuesday’s planning board session. The name for the new hotel and restaurant has not yet been determined. Carrie Ann Salvi

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‘Farmers’ try offering them on the half shell
Jimmy Lester shucked scallops at the Lester shucking shack off Abraham’s Path in East Hampton on Tuesday, the day after the season opening in town waters. Russell Drumm

Ecological impact and accurate count are stressed
The number of deer in East Hampton Town will be counted in the coming months using aerial infrared photography as a first step in a townwide deer management plan, which will be the subject of a town board hearing on Dec. 6. Durell Godfrey

Timber-frame structures would be preserved in exchange for ‘zoning bonus’
The original Rowdy Hall, built in the mid-18th century, is among the houses designated as a timber-frame landmark by the East Hampton Village Board.

Sam Kramer, a senior at the Ross School, began training his red-tailed hawk two weeks ago as a senior project that sprang from a longtime interest in falconry. Greg Drossel

Quiet Skies Coalition wants it used for noise control, demands results of study

The owner of a badly exposed house at the end of Mulford Lane at Lazy Point, Amagansett, has asked the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals for a second time for permission to build a revetment to stave off its fall into the encroaching Gardiner’s Bay. Hampton Pix