Villages

Cile Downs's 90th birthday will be celebrated on Saturday. Durell Godfrey

A young carousel rider went for a spin. Durell Godfrey photos
Ina Garten, a.k.a. the Barefoot Contessa, seated at left, signed copies of her cookbooks at the fair and posed with Barbara Libath, right, and Bonnie Pizzorno, the fair’s co-chairwoman.
Kate Zahorsky modeled a fancy hat.
Fun, fun, fun, and cotton candy too
East Hampton Town Councilwoman Sylvia Overby was at the fair.
Nettie Rattray enjoyed the day.
Mardie Gorman modeled a fur coat.
Andrew Wallace, Julia-Rose Wallace, and Harvey Wallace

The East Hampton Town Historic Records Project
Handwritten East Hampton Town minutes are among a trove of documents and rare archival materials being scanned as part of the East Hampton Town Historic Records Project. Note the 1701 doodle near the top of the page! East Hampton Library
Ruth Stratton’s hundred-year-old letter was preserved by the East Hampton Library’s Long Island Collection in a digital collaboration with the town. The letter is included in “East Hampton in World War I,” a previously unknown collection of letters home from war-torn France. East Hampton Library

A Hamptons Institute discussion Tuesday at Guild Hall
Rhea Suh, the president of the National Resources Defense Council, will take part in a Hamptons Institute panel talk on climate change at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Tuesday. The actor Alec Baldwin has organized the series and will make an introduction. Zoe Fisher

They came to the forum, they listened, but they couldn’t ask questions

Likened to a Ping-Pong match

An effort to strengthen the reliability and resilience of the electrical grid


Parking regulations on several village streets
The police chief wants to cut down on confusion with parking on Railroad Avenue in East Hampton, where different zones allow for different parking restrictions.

Three exhibitions at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum