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Transgender teen finds himself and becomes an outspoken advocate for others
Joel Johnson, soon to be a senior at East Hampton High School, will start the school year as a male student, after a recent surgery and legal name change. Bridget LeRoy

Board asked to approve storage facility because film work isn’t viable there
The owner of East Hampton Studios — which was envisioned as an incubator for a developing film business in East Hampton — hopes to sell the building and has asked East Hampton Town to allow it to become a storage space. Morgan McGivern

At Sandy Gallin’s compound on Further Lane, which has a 6,500-square-foot main house, it is the apple orchard, stone paths, and outdoor rooms that give the property a kind of magic. Morgan McGivern

Accabonac culvert cost $888,000 to build and thousands more to maintain, but never quite worked
A culvert on Gerard Drive in Springs, built to increase tidal flushing of the north end of Accabonac Harbor, was not opened this year for the first time since its completion in 2006. Durell Godfrey

East Hampton Town Police and county detectives converged on a rented house in the Dune Alpin section of East Hampton. Doug Kuntz


Town property on Fort Pond in Montauk, used in 2008 for a Shakespeare performance, will become a public park named for the late Carol Morrison, and remain in public hands, after to a split East Hampton Town Board vote this week to take the site, known as Fort Pond House, off the real estate market. Carissa Katz

Pull up stakes, says FEMA expert
Walter F. Bundy, a former Federal Emergency Management Agency official, delivered a report, “Description of Flooding Risk Faced by Napeague Stretch Communities,” to the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee at its meeting on Monday. Christopher Walsh

Mayor wants more coverage for village’s $2.3 million
Residents of Sagaponack, including Gerard Kleinbaum, standing, gathered Saturday to ask questions about the village board’s idea to create its own police department. Carrie Ann Salvi

Too loud to swim, one beachgoer complained to town councilwoman
The organizer of a 10-hour Saturday dance party at Albert’s Landing Beach in Amagansett described it in a permit application as an intimate event for friends and relatives. Town officials now have doubts about that assertion. David E. Rattray