Villages

illegally installed fence at Georgica Beach
Recent storms have swallowed a big portion of Georgica Beach and focused attention again on an apparently illegally installed fence, which is partially underwater during exceptionally high tides. Morgan McGivern

Detail from a painting soon to be a mural at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons thrift store in Sagaponack

Acreage at the end of Cove Hollow Farm Road will be put into a conservation easement and protected in an agreement between the S.A.M. Trust, the Peconic Land Trust, and the Village of East Hampton. Bridget LeRoy


From left, a Civil War Santa stood guard by Paul and Jean Rickenbachs’ fireplace. A fur-cloaked Santa sought an alternative mode of transportation from the Welsh dresser. A hand-blown glass Santa ornament is one of the hundreds of Santas kept by the Rickenbachs. Durell Godfrey Photos

Recreational fluke fishermen may get a break in 2012, but commercial fluke fishermen might not. Fishery managers got an earful from the latter during a meeting at the Montauk Playhouse on Monday night. Morgan McGivern

This split-cedar building has been donated to the East Hampton Historical Society.
This split-cedar building has been donated to the East Hampton Historical Society. Morgan McGivern