Town property on Fort Pond in Montauk, used in 2008 for a Shakespeare performance, will become a public park named for the late Carol Morrison, and remain in public hands, after to a split East Hampton Town Board vote this week to take the site, known as Fort Pond House, off the real estate market. Carissa Katz

Pull up stakes, says FEMA expert
Walter F. Bundy, a former Federal Emergency Management Agency official, delivered a report, “Description of Flooding Risk Faced by Napeague Stretch Communities,” to the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee at its meeting on Monday. Christopher Walsh

Mayor wants more coverage for village’s $2.3 million
Residents of Sagaponack, including Gerard Kleinbaum, standing, gathered Saturday to ask questions about the village board’s idea to create its own police department. Carrie Ann Salvi

Too loud to swim, one beachgoer complained to town councilwoman
The organizer of a 10-hour Saturday dance party at Albert’s Landing Beach in Amagansett described it in a permit application as an intimate event for friends and relatives. Town officials now have doubts about that assertion. David E. Rattray

Schools see declines on new state tests; Amagansett leads local districts

Maidstone Park beach, East Hampton
Some residents have objected to vehicles parking on the sand along the Three Mile Harbor shore at Maidstone Park and have asked the East Hampton Town Trustees to impose a ban. David E. Rattray

Lou Reed stopped for a moment to pose with the artist in front of his "head." Morgan McGivern, photos
Cindy Sherman, who lives in Springs, also attended the preview.
Casual beach fabulousness was the style of the moment at Friday's preview.
Chuck Close posed for a photo before the lunch with, from left, Mickey Straus, Christina Strassfield, and Michael Lynne.
The line to get into the talk spilled out and down Main Street.
Mickey Straus and Mort Zuckerman had time to clown around a bit for the camera on Saturday.
Robert Storr and Chuck Close stood outside Guild Hall before the talk.
Susan Mark and Pam Pantzer chose colorful tunics and hats to ward off the sun at Saturday's lunch.

Gwyneth Paltrow sported shoulder pads and minimal makeup for her appearance and signing. Durell Godfrey, photos
Dr. Ruth is still sharing her tips for a fulfilling sex life, now part of the popular "for dummies" series.
Marcus Samuelsson's memoir, published last year, is still a hit with readers.
Katie Beers, one of the more local celebrities, now has a book out on her life in East Hampton.
Joanie McDonnell, from Amagansett, came to Authors Night with her thriller "Bolero."
Clive Davis, seen with Barbara Goldsmith, has written a memoir of his life in the music industry.
Mary Emmerling had her "Art of the" series with her at the signing.
Jeffrey Lyons, who has a house in Orient, came to the signing with his memoir.
Gabby Giffords (center), the former Arizona congresswoman who was shot at an event in her district, was surrounded by admirers upon her arrival.
A.M. Homes, a honorary chairwoman of the event, sat with James Hume