East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell released a tentative $77.7 million budget for 2018 on Friday, which is a 3.5-percent increase over this year's spending plan and would result in increases in the tax rate of less than 1.5 percent.
According to an informal survey conducted by the Springs School District, its students endure especially cramped quarters when compared to those attending neighboring schools.
What is expected to be a yearlong project to raise the Long Island Rail Road trestles that cross North Main Street and Accabonac Road in East Hampton Village will begin next month, the village board was told on Friday.
In May, Cynthia Darrell replaced Sabato Caponi, who became the chief operating officer of the society’s Suffolk County Criminal Division.
On Friday, Blessings in a Backpack, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger, opened a chapter in Springs.
The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office has moved to enforce a judgment handed down recently in Suffolk Supreme Court against one of the largest landowners in East Hampton Village, the education entrepreneur Christopher Whittle.
Senator Charles Schumer, the Senate minority leader, has called on Congress to quickly pass the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act, which he said would help combat the rise in toxic algae found in Long Island waterways.
Albinism is a complete absence of melanin. It can occur in humans, too, and makes exposure to the sun for long periods dangerous.

Arts

Mark Segal
Kenny Mann's “Naisula — A Prayer for a White Woman, Her African Servant, a Shaman, and a Spirit Child,” an epic poem, will be staged for a performance at Guild Hall on Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the venue’s JDT Lab.

Habitat

On a recent, perfect summer day in a bright and beautiful house on high ground overlooking Fort Pond Bay in Montauk, Alison Lane showed a visitor some of her handmade creations, whose raw materials come from the earth.