The former owners of the Service Station restaurant on Montauk Highway tried, but failed, to get approval for outdoor seating there, despite that being a feature of many previous restaurants at the site. David E. Rattray

Bridgehampton Main Street, which could be included in a new historic district with limits on exterior changes to storefronts. David E. Rattray

Hugh King had a laugh with Ken Collum at the East Hampton Historical Society lecture on Friday night at Clinton Academy. Durell Godfrey

Representative Lee Zeldin, with Donato Panico, left, a Smithtown deli owner who was Mr. Zeldin's guest at the State of the Union speech in Washington on Tuesday. Mr. Zeldin was aboard a chartered train that crashed in Virginia yesterday but was not hurt.

A good crowd turned out last year for the first-ever seed swap organized by the Long Island Regional Seed Consortium. One will be held on Saturday. L.I.R.S.C.

House sales were up virtually all across the South Fork
David E. Rattray

A lunar eclipse was visible over Gardiner's Bay and the Bell Estate in Amagansett on Wednesday morning. David E. Rattray

The December meeting of the Hamptons Arts Network took place in the newly renovated barn at the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack. Members of the new alliance of South Fork cultural institutions are shown below. Tracy Mitchell, executive director, Bay Street Theater
The Eastville Community Historical Society (with Dr. Georgette Grier-Key).Photos by Durell Godfrey
The Parrish Art Museum.
LongHouse Reserve.
Bay Street Theater and the Southampton Arts Center.

Eleanor Tritt at a school board meeting in 2015 Christine Sampson

A steel barn on farmland in Amagansett built in 2016 sits vacant while several legal wrangles are worked out. David E. Rattray