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Ben and Bonnie Krupinski, above, were killed in a plane crash in June along with their grandson, William Maerov, and pilot, Jon Dollard. Below, boats searched for the plane’s wreckage off Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett on the day of their funeral. Durell Godfrey Photos
Judith Leiber, a noted handbag designer, and her husband, Gerson Leiber, an artist, died within hours of each other in April. Sandra Geroux, Courtesy of the Leiber Collection
Alexander Sigua Pintado, the valedictorian of East Hampton High School’s class of 2018, was accepted into eight Ivy League schools. Judy D’Mello
Firefighters battled a September blaze at the Creeks, Ronald Perelman’s estate on Georgica Pond. Michael Heller
The attorney Daniel Rodgers with supporters of Bryan Siranaula outside County Criminal Court in Riverside in February after Mr. Siranaula was charged with raping a woman in the Springs School parking lot. He pleaded guilty to rape last month and was sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years on probation. Right, more than a dozen people were arrested in Montauk in August in a bust targeting what investigators described as the “largest narcotics distribution ring in and around Montauk.” T.E. McMorrow, Carissa Katz
The deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., prompted South Fork students to join their counterparts across the country in school walkouts calling for an end to gun violence.Durell Godfrey
The Block Island wind farm, seen from the beach in Montauk, offered a glimpse of the future, as a 15-turbine wind farm to be constructed 35 miles off Montauk remained an oft-debated topic in 2018. Jane Bimson
Christian Bermeo’s motorcycle was left in pieces after a fatal collision with a Honda Fit on Springs-Fireplace Road in July. Franklin Bermeo
Following an especially tumultuous year in East Hampton politics, in November David Lys won election to the seat he had been appointed to 11 months earlier. Durell Godfrey
Storms in the winter and fall continued to batter the downtown Montauk beach, again and again exposing a sandbag seawall installed there in 2015 by the Army Corps of Engineers. Jane Bimson

Rasheeda Laird, an aide at the Kanas Center, wheeled a bed onto a porch, demonstrating how the building's floor-to-ceiling sliding doors allow patients to take in fresh air and sunshine. Lindsay Morris Photos
"The building allows as much of the natural world to come in as possible," said Mary Crosby, the center's soon-to-be president and C.E.O.Lindsay Morris
Family members visiting the center receive a document that lays out the details of approaching death.Lindsay Morris
Farrah Etsch, the Kanas Center's nurse manager, spoke to a patient on Sunday.Lindsay Morris
RaSheeda Laird made a bed in one of the center's eight rooms.Lindsay Morris
The center sits on six acres adjacent to a nature preserve.Lindsay Morris
Kanas Center staff members help with the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and their families in the final days of life. Those on duty Sunday included, from left, Farrah Etsch, Hattie Dantes, Catherine Hart, and RaSheeda Laird.Lindsay Morris
A common area at the center has the feel of a peaceful living room.Lindsay Morris

Suggestions for the C.D.C.H. building include day care, classes and lectures, as well as community groups. Durell Godfrey

A total of 118 species were seen and counted under the direction of Karen Rubinstein
Mute swans, like these photographed a little farther west, were seen in decent numbers during the Montauk Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 15. Max Philip Dobler

Nearly $10,000 in fishing rods and reels

Swimming, golf, tennis, running, and bowling
Bonac-born Duane Bock looked on as the professional golfer for whom he caddies, Kevin Kisner, hit a fairway shot in the first round of the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills in June. Craig Macnaughton, Durell Godfrey, Jack Graves, and Messiah College Athletics Photos
J.P. Harding of Bridgehampton High’s fabled Killer Bees, who recently became a 1,000-point scorer, as was his father, enjoyed further renown as a member of the 2016 team depicted in Orson and Ben Cummings’s documentary, “Killer Bees,” that was distributed nationally this past summer.
Theresa Roden’s I-Tri self-esteem-building program, whose members are urged to cheer one another on, received an award of excellence from the International Triathlon Union in Australia in 2018.
The traditional turnip was served up to Mike Lupica, a well-known sportswriter and writer of young-adult books, and a good sport to boot, in the Artists and Writers Softball Game.
Nick West, an East Hamptoner and Messiah College senior who led the country in scoring with 30 goals, was a first-team men’s soccer All-American and the nation’s player of the year in Division III.
Wick Hotchkiss’s Stony Hill Foundation awarded a half-dozen riding scholarships to youngsters here, its largest number to date. Right, Mikela Junemann, a hard-hitting junior who led East Hampton’s girls volleyball team to an undefeated league season this fall, was named to the all-county team.
Michelle Del Giorno’s Rock Steady boxing workouts at her Sag Harbor studio have been found effective in abating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Holly Rubenstein and her husband, Scott, were for two and a half years clerks of the works while the family-oriented Clubhouse at East Hampton Indoor Tennis in Wainscott was abuilding — a project that reintroduced bowling here.
The East Hampton Middle School’s Bonac on Board to Wellness program, whose race from the Reutershan Parking Lot to Main Beach has become a rite of spring, continued to supply the high school’s cross-country and track teams with young runners. Ethan McCormac, who swims in butterfly and freestyle races for East Hampton’s boys swimming team, became earlier this month the first recipient of an Old Montauk Athletic Club scholarship given out in memory of William (Billy) A. O’Donnell, seen below, who died unexpectedly at the age of 65 on April 23.

Parcel on 114 offers possibility of 30 new units

Grandson of market owners adds new twist
Bruce Damark and Michiko Damark in front of the wood-fired oven in their new and improved 11,000-square-foot Damark’s Deli on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton. Durell Godfrey
In addition to the pizza oven, the store has a lobster tank, two kitchens, an expansive display case for prepared foods, a dining area, wire shelving filled with snacks, condiments, and sundries, and a farm stand’s worth of fresh produce. Durell Godfrey

Newbold steps down after overseeing era of change

Perry Gershon and is family on their way to vote in East Hampton on Election Day. Mr. Gershon said his family would support a second campaign, should he decide to run again for Congress. Durell Godfrey