Feb 15 2018 - 3:04pm

Jamie Bufalino
When Paul Masi and his colleagues at Bates Masi and Architects in Sag Harbor design a house, they focus first on its key elements. “We try to understand what the essence of it is,” Mr. Masi said. “We know that it’s going to be a pretty house, but it needs to be more than that. It needs to be meaningful to the occupants and also in its relationship to the landscape.”
Christopher Walsh
In “All the Things I Lost in the Flood: Essays on Pictures, Language and Code,” Laurie Anderson, the musician and visual and performance artist, offers a career retrospective showcasing her expansive and varied oeuvre.
Jamie Bufalino
State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has introduced legislation to help make housing more affordable for low and moderate-income residents of East Hampton, Southampton, Shelter Island, Riverhead, and Southold by establishing a fund to provide loans to first-time homebuyers.
Christopher Walsh
Two months after Deepwater Wind offered the East Hampton Town Board a community-benefits package in exchange for the easements it will need to land a cable from its proposed South Fork Wind Farm and bury it along a route to a Long Island Power Authority substation in East Hampton, the town trustees offered a counterproposal that seeks significantly more.
Isabel Carmichael
At a time when the global population was about 1.9 billion people, the flu of 1918 infected some 500 million people worldwide, and, depending on who you ask, killed between 20 and 50 million people.
Christopher Walsh
An application from Ron Perelman, the billionaire investor, to legalize the construction and alteration of multiple structures at the Creeks, his 58-acre estate on Georgica Pond, without building permits and in violation of the village code inched toward resolution on Friday at a meeting of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals.
Christopher Walsh
Drawings and specific details for the construction of a new senior citizens center were revealed at an East Hampton Town Board work session on Tuesday by Drazen Cackovic of the DCAK-MSA architecture and engineering firm.
Christopher Walsh
With a pledge to revitalize his party and end single-party rule, Amos Goodman was elected chairman of the East Hampton Town Republican Committee on Feb. 7.
Star Staff
Police made repeated visits to the Sloppy Tuna on South Emerson Street, starting at 4:35 a.m. last Thursday, as the establishment’s loud exterior fire alarm kept going off. Police made at least five visits to the shuttered bar over the course of more than two days.
T.E. McMorrow
A Springs man was charged on Tuesday with driving under the influence of drugs after allegedly crashing a 2008 Ford pickup truck into a utility pole. He had been arrested the night before for driving without a license.

Daily Grind

Victims of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting will be honored on Saturday, as a group of East Hampton residents initiates lobbying efforts for gun control and school safety.
The new Montauk General Store at 699 Main Street will be open seven days, from 8:30 to 4 p.m., until April. It is owned and operated by Jessie Lavin and Kim Gatti.

The Arts

Jennifer Landes
Staring into the front picture window or tuning into the live feed on the website of Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton, the current downstairs exhibition, “Off Season,” often looks like a tableau, static and formal, multiple mannequins posed just so to make an overall balanced composition.
Christopher Walsh
In “All the Things I Lost in the Flood: Essays on Pictures, Language and Code,” Laurie Anderson, the musician and visual and performance artist, offers a career retrospective showcasing her expansive and varied oeuvre.
Star Staff
The Southampton Arts Center has announced a significant upgrade to its theater, including a new screen, surround sound system, state-of-the-art projector, and new seating, as well as a commitment to presenting critically acclaimed, independent films every Friday evening throughout the year.
Jennifer Landes
Long before time was up or people were saying “me too,” women in creative fields spent decades and even centuries fighting to have their voices heard and their output seen.
Star Staff
The Madoo Conservancy’s winter lecture series will feature a talk by Beka Sturges, an associate principal of Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architects, on Sunday at noon in Sagaponack.
Star Staff
The Hamptons International Film Festival and Bay Street Theater are teaming up for four film screenings during February and March.

Food

Laura Donnelly
Fans of Michael’s Restaurant (and they are legion) will be thrilled to know that its chef and owner, Luis DeLoera, has opened a new place, called the Blend at Three Mile Harbor.
Jamie Bufalino
Almond in Bridgehampton is offering a five-course whole pig dinner (think pork rinds and pork leg confit) featuring paired wines from Macari Vineyards next Thursday starting at 7 p.m. Balsam Farm’s community-supported agriculture program is now accepting memberships for the 2018 season. The Baker House 1650 in East Hampton is having a rosé tasting event led by a representative of Domaine Select Wine and Spirits on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Jon M. Diat
For those who demand the freshest, most sustainable seafood, and partake in the increasingly popular and expanding Montauk-headquartered Dock to Dish community-supported fishery program, keeping an eye on your seafood order is a simple mouse click away.

Sports

Star Staff
A man-made swale behind the East Hampton Methodist Church had elevated bacteria levels in water tests by the Concerned Citizens of Montauk.
Jack Graves
The East Hampton High School boys basketball team had to win Monday’s game at Kings Park to make the playoffs, and it did, 57-44.
Jack Graves
Andreas Koutsogiannis, a senior who wrestles at 195 pounds for East Hampton High School, finished the season with a 26-10 record at the Division 1 county championships this past weekend, narrowly missing the match for fifth and sixth place.
Jack Graves
It will be rebuilding in capital letters, Joe McKee, East Hampton High’s football coach, agreed during a conversation at The Star Monday, though, buoyed by the likelihood that Bonac once again will field a varsity team, he’ll welcome the challenge.