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Oyster boxes in Gardiner’s Bay Clayton Sachs

The Spur Innovation Center got a $500,000 economic development grant. Above, an architectural rendering of the new workspace and event hub under construction in Southampton. Studio2 FLA

The Neoteric Project’s group show featuring work selected by Scott Bluedorn
Works by Mark Perry, Hiroyuki Hamada, Insuh Yoon, Kurt Giehl, and Linh Vivace are hung together in the show. Below, Rosario Varela’s “Ancestors” sculpture has a metaphorical relationship to the exhibition’s theme. Seen in detail to the right are works by Christine McFall and Lesley Obrock. Jennifer Landes and Scott Bluedorn Photos
The works near the entry in the “In the Cloud” exhibition are by, from left, Aaron Warkov, Colin Goldberg, Rowan Hausman, and Aurelio Torres.

He was 60 pounds heavier about 20 years ago
When Dan Farnham is not going to mountains to mountain-bike, he does so on the some 25 miles of trails in Montauk’s Hither Hills. Jack Graves

The gut renovation of the Montauk Lighthouse keeper’s quarters has revealed 100-plus-year-old construction details like this that some on the historical society’s lighthouse committee are loath to cover up. Carissa Katz
Demolition revealed two 1860 fireplaces whose brickwork had not been exposed for nearly a century.Top, Henry Osmers; bottom, Carissa Katz
“We’re going to save everything possible that is historic,” Joe Gaviola said, from the original molding around the doorways to wood floors that were covered for decades with carpet and linoleum.Carissa Katz
Joe Gaviola, the new resident keeper, at the top of the Montauk Lighthouse tower.Carissa Katz
An article in a 1939 Daily News issue found behind the plaster in the Montauk Lighthouse keeper's apartment referenced the Gestapo.Carissa Katz

Cops: It appears ‘some sort of accelerant’ used
The East Hampton Fire Department was called to East Hampton Indoor Tennis at just after 5 on Saturday morning, when an automatic fire alarm went off in an office building. Michael Heller photos

These Santas take their seasonal role to heart
Mr. and Mrs. Claus (a.k.a. Bonnie and Stan Morlando) with 9-year-old Emely and 5-year-old Kailyn Urgiles at the Snow Village at Groundworks Landscaping in East Hampton. “I want a pony for Christmas,” Kailyn said. Johnette Howard

Aggravated cruelty to animals is a felony
Jose J. Galvez-Garcia was led into East Hampton Town Justice Court on Tuesday afternoon. Police say he choked and stabbed a relative’s dog to death. Doug Kuntz

Jose J. Galvez-Garcia EHTPD

Baymen bemoan a harvest ‘not worth going for’
Habitat loss and nitrogen loading are among the causes of an especially weak scallop harvest this year. Jon. M. Diat