On the South Fork, there is a King Kullen in the Bridgehampton Commons. Durell Godfrey

Durell Godfrey

Harbor Books is just the latest casualty as high rents roil Sag’s Main Street
“People come to Sag Harbor for a unique experience and the personal nature of the shops,” said Gwen Waddington, left, who owns the Wharf Shop with her mother, Nada Barry. Durell Godfrey
Taylor Rose Berry will keep looking for a new home. She isn’t willing to concede Harbor Books is done.Durell Godfrey

Storms, flooding, pests; it’s not just a theory
Gerard Drive in Springs was overtopped by waves and undermined during a November storm. Damage due to high storm tides has increased in recent years due to sea level rise. David E. Rattray

Residential lagged, but commercial market active

Water quality, climate change, and affordable housing topped the agenda and are likely to remain there
East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said that the town board made good progress on a number of difficult challenges in 2018. Durell Godfrey

‘East Hampton will have a place to reflect, remember’
The sculptor Gustavo Bonevardi’s rendering of a 9/11 memorial that is to be erected at the American Legion in Amagansett. Gustavo Bonevardi

Three times as many as last year did the Polar Bear Plunge at East Hampton’s Main Beach. Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey
The air was warm, but the water was bracing. Durell Godfrey and Craig Macnaughton
Pajamas, a fur coat and tiara, and plungers in hand, this crew was ready.Durell Godfrey
Air 57, water 43, but that did not deter Pat Sullivan, left, and John Ryan Sr., right.Durell Godfrey
There were broad smiles on the faces of those exiting the surf rather than Munchian looks of horror, as has often been the case in the past.Durell Godfrey
Mr. Mather, who owns the Seafood Shop in Wainscott, a believer in the salutary effects of cold showers, and of cold water in general, began running the 1.6 miles from his shop on Montauk Highway to Wainscott’s Beach Lane road end at the turn of the last century.Jack Graves
Members of East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue, who helped to keep plungers safe.Durell Godfrey
A member of East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue tossed roses into the ocean in memory of Ben and Bonnie Krupinski and their grandson, William Maerov, who died in a plane crash in June. Durell Godfrey

Oyster boxes in Gardiner’s Bay Photo by Clayton Sachs