Charlie O’Connell, a one-time star of the reality show “The Bachelor,” Jack Perna, principal of the Montauk School, and John Cossentino, a teacher at the school, attended the Montauk Playhouse’s benefit party Saturday night. Janis Hewitt

Carrie Karabelas-Yudelson and Joan Sullivan are the new party planners for the annual Montauk Playhouse Community Center’s gala event, which will be held Saturday under a tent on the Playhouse grounds. Janis Hewitt

A wide section of the beach at Gin Beach was closed for most of the summer because piping plovers were nesting in the area. Janis Hewitt

Joan Denny has taken leave of her village zoning board duties after two decades of service. Craig Humphrey is joining the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals as an alternate. Carissa Katz Photos

Mardie Gorman was once again chosen to design the poster for the L.V.I.S. fair.