After a few tense moments on the steps of Southampton Town Hall, Mitch Winston, right, was ultimately the winning bidder at the auction of the old Morpurgo house in Sag Harbor Village.
Taylor K. Vecsey photos
Joel Zweig, right, with a man, identified only as the principal of Atlantic View Holding, the lender on the property who drove the price of the house up at the auction.
Scott Strough of the Compass agency, who helped broker the deal, said the new owner is committed to working with the village.
Fort Pond in Montauk is "in peril," C.C.O.M. says, and is being targeted for conservation and cleanup efforts by the organization's new Save the Lake, Save the Pond campaign.
Christine Sampson photos
Mara Dias, right, the national water quality testing supervisor for the Surfrider Foundation, who lent her expert opinion to the issue, said bacterial contamination in the lake and the pond are dangerous to both aquatic life and human life.
Jeremy Samuelson, the executive director of the Concerned Citizens of Montauk, launched the organization's new Save the Lake, Save the Pond campaign on Friday. It aims to preserve and improve water quality in Fort Pond and Lake Montauk.
From left, Christian McBride, Mark Gross, and Jon Faddis performed at last year's Jazz for Jennings fund-raiser. Mr. Faddis will perform again at this year's benefit, which once again supports the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center.
One of the two locations being considered for an emergency care facility in East Hampton Town is town-owned acreage off Stephen Hand's Path, the site of soccer fields as well as the building now housing the Child Development Center of the Hamptons.
A second possible spot for the satellite emergency care facility is the site of ballfields off of Pantigo Place in East Hampton.Morgan McGivern