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Objections to plan to control outdoor amenities
The deck at Gosman's in Montauk Jennifer Landes

Laura Tooman takes reins of active C.C.O.M.
Laura Tooman comes prepared. For the last six years, she served as executive assistant to Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. Previously, she worked for the State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Peconic Estuary Program. She holds a master’s degree in environmental policy. Durell Godfrey

Three months of fund-raisers that support a wide range of charities and cultural institutions
Jesse Spooner, Georgica James Spooner, and Nicole Delma attended last year’s Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic benefit in Bridgehampton. Morgan McGivern

Occupants’ only hint that something was wrong was a glow in the night sky
The roof and second floor of a house on Talmage Farm Lane in Springs were damaged by smoke and fire Saturday night. Michael Heller

Cohen wants Dem line; Larsen eyes Indy ticket

Montauk Observatory brings heavens within reach
The Montauk Observatory building nearing completion on the Ross School campus will offer people a chance to book a slot online and remotely command the observatory roof to slide open, allowing a professional-grade telescope to home in and transmit a view of the night sky to a user’s computer screen. Judy D’Mello

Rudy the rooster and Trouble the goat keep order at Rita’s Stables. Durell Godfrey

Among those who joined an East Hampton High School junior class trip to the National September 11 Memorial last week were, in front from left, Hunter Medler, Eros Elizondo, Hannah Mirando, and Jen Wilson, and in back, Laura Molinari, East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo, and Bill Barbour. Judy D’Mello

Actress and philanthropist, 93, returned to place she was said to love most
Dina Merrill, left, with Roy and Frieda Furman at a 1992 benefit for the New York chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.