Estate sale includes items from Beale era
"Little" Edie Beale used a magnifying glass to read a search order from the Suffolk Health Department in October, 1971, as officials watched on the porch of Grey Gardens, where she lived with her mother, Edith Bouvier Beale. The department had responded to reports that the two women were harboring diseased cats and that the rundown house's furnace was unsafe. "Miss Beale called the inspection 'a raid,' engineered by henchmen of 'a mean, nasty Republican Town,'" in a page-one story. Jack Graves

Harvest up, prices down, and ‘nice plump meat’ bodes well for coming months
Distant scallopers searched the waters of Three Mile Harbor on Sunday. The East Hampton Town Trustees broke with tradition this year to allow a recreational harvest a day before the commercial boats began work. David E. Rattray

After placing the winning bids in an auction of a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence and a trove of historical documents linked to East Hampton, Holly M. Kinyon talked with Kip Blanchard of Blanchard’s Auction House in Potsdam, N.Y. Christopher Lenney, Watertown Daily Times
The 1776 Holt printing of the Declaration of Independence, one of five known to have survived, was authenticated by Keith Arbour, a Cambridge, Mass., historian. Blanchard's Auction Service

Tracing a family history of Huntington’s disease
At the East Hampton Library Susan Gandolfo MacNeill discussed her self-published book about her grandparents and her family’s connection to Huntington’s disease. Judy D’Mello
Ms. MacNeill at about 5, with her uncle Edmund Payne, home for the funeral of his father, who died of Huntington’s disease. Some years later, he proved to have the disease himself. Courtesy of Susan Gandolfo MacNeill

Biscardi and Lien Wed on the Water

The Montauk Lighthouse will once again be lit up for the season. Morgan McGivern