Smoke was billowing out the front of the Sag Harbor Cinema on the morning of Dec. 16 in what would be the worst fire on the South Fork in 22 years. Michael Heller
Chris Martin and Coldplay's performance at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett in August was one of the highlights of the summer of 2016.Kevin Mazur
The driver of this older-model Mercedes that crashed onto the Maidstone Club's golf course over the July Fourth weekend survived the wreck, though he was charged with drunken driving. Hampton Pix

Cost of fire not yet known; entire village feels sting
On Dec. 21, Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, County Executive Steve Bellone, and Sag Harbor Village Mayor Sandra Schroeder stopped at the site of the demolished buildings during an outing to encourage people to shop locally after the fire. Durell Godfrey

Durell Godfrey

The Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor at Christmastime Durell Godfrey

Durell Godfrey

Carrie Milliken de Graff’s note on the back of her husand’s calling card identifies the Tiffany’s clock as a wedding gift from her father.

 Durell Godfrey
By Saturday the Sag Harbor Cinema’s lobby, including the RJD Gallery, had been demolished, leaving a hole on Main Street. The Compass building, to the right, was taken down on Monday. Durell Godfrey
Ladder trucks from four South Fork fire departments attacked the fire from above on all sides to prevent it from spreading farther. Michael Heller
An aerial photograph taken Friday afternoon showed the extent of the fire’s damage. A thermal camera measured heat at 600 degrees in the cinema’s ceiling, Sag Harbor Fire Chief Thomas Gardella said.