Maidstone Park beach, East Hampton
Some residents have objected to vehicles parking on the sand along the Three Mile Harbor shore at Maidstone Park and have asked the East Hampton Town Trustees to impose a ban. David E. Rattray

Lou Reed stopped for a moment to pose with the artist in front of his "head." Morgan McGivern, photos
Cindy Sherman, who lives in Springs, also attended the preview.
Casual beach fabulousness was the style of the moment at Friday's preview.
Chuck Close posed for a photo before the lunch with, from left, Mickey Straus, Christina Strassfield, and Michael Lynne.
The line to get into the talk spilled out and down Main Street.
Mickey Straus and Mort Zuckerman had time to clown around a bit for the camera on Saturday.
Robert Storr and Chuck Close stood outside Guild Hall before the talk.
Susan Mark and Pam Pantzer chose colorful tunics and hats to ward off the sun at Saturday's lunch.

Gwyneth Paltrow sported shoulder pads and minimal makeup for her appearance and signing. Durell Godfrey, photos
Dr. Ruth is still sharing her tips for a fulfilling sex life, now part of the popular "for dummies" series.
Marcus Samuelsson's memoir, published last year, is still a hit with readers.
Katie Beers, one of the more local celebrities, now has a book out on her life in East Hampton.
Joanie McDonnell, from Amagansett, came to Authors Night with her thriller "Bolero."
Clive Davis, seen with Barbara Goldsmith, has written a memoir of his life in the music industry.
Mary Emmerling had her "Art of the" series with her at the signing.
Jeffrey Lyons, who has a house in Orient, came to the signing with his memoir.
Gabby Giffords (center), the former Arizona congresswoman who was shot at an event in her district, was surrounded by admirers upon her arrival.
A.M. Homes, a honorary chairwoman of the event, sat with James Hume

First-half sales numbers soar in contrast to the region's more-modest gains
The Ditch Plain Life-Saving Station at Ditch Plain Beach, moved farther inland to a five-acre parcel, recently sold for $3.25 million.

Brothers-in-law indicted in Ponzi scheme
Adam Manson was already in deep financial trouble when this photo was taken in 2008. Janis Hewitt
Federal prosecutors plan to seize the Panoramic View in Montauk if its owners are found guilty of charges stemming from an alleged $96 million Ponzi scheme. T.E. McMorrow

Proposed amendments to village beach permits

Fire marshal warns that state code has requirements for outdoor spaces
Cyril’s Fish House on Napeague is one of several restaurants and bars that attract large outdoor crowds. A new East Hampton Town initiative could force owners to provide additional bathrooms. Morgan McGivern

Stanzione asks for more time on disputed listing

As Cantwell retires after 32 years, his replacement, Molinaro, is sworn in
Becky Molinaro was sworn in as administrator of the Village of East Hampton by Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. on Monday at Village Hall. Witnessing the swearing in were Barbara Borsack and Bruce Siska of the village board and Pam Bennett, deputy clerk. Christopher Walsh