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Lot-by-lot examination of septic systems not planned, town consultant says

Paul Lester hauled the anchor that he and his fellow baymen Danny Lester, Nat Miller, and Jimmy Bennett dragged from the surf at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett into a pickup truck. Jeff Thompson

Events keep happening, even as summer draws to a close
Christie Brinkley, Brooke Shields, Eugene Pack, and Jennifer Tilly, from left, paused for a moment between performances of Celebrity Autobiography at Guild Hall on Friday night. Morgan McGivern, photos
Donna Karan served as M.C. for the Women's Fund of Long Island benefit at c/o the Maidstone on Thursday night.
ELEW was the surprise musical guest at WFLI.
Betty Schlein, the founder of WFLI, and Stacey Scarpone, the executive director, were joined by Susan Tamagni and Jordan Tamagni, seated.
Emily Mortimer, Sue Heatley, and Stuart Match Suna enjoyed the sunset at a Friday evening cocktail party for Beach magazine at East Hampton Point.
Jan Juran and Marianne Halverson along with her dog Lucy were also guests at East Hampton Point.
The Beach magazine party wasn't the only event that went to the dogs. This furry friend found a drink of his own at the WFLI party at c/o the Maidstone.
Edie Windsor, a part-time resident of Southampton and the face of a successful effort to strike down a key provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, was one of the readers at the Feminist Press event at B. Smith's on Sunday.
Dick Cavett swung for the stands at the Celebrity Autobiography red carpet on Friday at Guild Hall.


With a tip of its horizontal hat to architecture greats
Crisscrossed concrete, mahogany, glass, and steel surround the entryway. Laurie Lambrecht
The view’s the thing. While the unifying ceiling extends everywhere, steps from the entrance foyer lead down to the living room area, with a conversation pit at a lower level. Custom steel windows and full-length doors welcome gazes and breezes. Paul Warchol Photo
The kitchen was designed by one of the owners, a professional chef. Laurie Lambrecht
Steps descend from the foyer to the outdoor level. The fireplace in the living room is one of four in the house. Laurie Lambrecht Photos
A screen divides bath and guest room. A pair of sinks and a bathtub are in the master bedroom, which opens onto a sunken garden.Laurie Lambrecht Photos
In the dining room, the side wall looks into a kitchen garden.Laurie Lambrecht
The rear elevation of the house is reflected in the swimming pool just after sunset, to stunning effect.Paul Warchol Photo

Grand Jury Hastily Convened; Alleged Victim, a Foreign Student, Heads Home
A source close to the investigation of an alleged rape in East Hampton on Tuesday said that police found Jason Lee, a Goldman Sachs banker arrested in connection with the incident, crouched inside a parked Range Rover. Doug Kuntz

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