Villages

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

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

P.J. Cantwell, third from left, an East Hampton Village public safety dispatcher, was promoted to supervisor, and was honored at the village board meeting on Friday by acting police chief Michael Tracey, Richard Lawler, a village board member, and Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. Christopher Walsh

Closed for six months for repairs, the Sagg Bridge has been reopened to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Durell Godfrey

Dell Cullum, seen in December while cleaning trash from an osprey nest at the entrance to Three Mile Harbor. Durell Godfrey

Members of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals were pleased that Ellin Salzman seeks only minor additions and alterations to a house on Spaeth Lane that The New York Times called “a landmark of white modernism in East Hampton.” Durell Godfrey

Sag Harbor tells gas station to remove 60-foot flagpole
The Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals denied a variance for a 60-foot flagpole, which was put up without permission at the gas station on Route 114. Taylor K. Vecsey

Chamber initiative is a ‘community celebration’
The Lynn Blue Band will perform during the street fair on Newtown Lane on Saturday.

David Lys, left, and Michael Cinque led the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station Society’s effort to renovate the historical 1902 structure. Christopher Walsh
Christopher Walsh