Fire commissioners are faulted on review
The Springs Fire District erected a 150-foot-tall cellphone tower behind the Springs Firehouse back in April. Morgan McGiven
An aerial view of the tower at the Springs Fire Department.Doug Kuntz

Animal disease center envisioned as site for renewable energy research
Nearly 20 people testified on Monday to the importance of preserving Plum Island and protecting it from development during a public hearing at Brookhaven Town Hall. Christine Sampson

Fire marshal, code enforcement officer, and three cops could be hired
East Hampton Town police worked with other law enforcement agencies in a townwide effort to nab drunken drivers in July.The town's tentative budget provides money to hire three more police officers, a code enforcement officer, and another fire marshal. Doug Kuntz

Dems cite progress while Repubs lament delays
Members of the East Hampton Town Board and candidates for their seats participated in a debate hosted by The Star and the East Hampton Group for Good Government on Saturday. Morgan McGivern

Members of the East Hampton Environmental Coalition, including, from left, Jeremy Samuelson, Kathleen Cunningham, Jim Matthews, Marcia Bystryn, and Susan Harder, announced several initiatives to help voters understand where local candidates stand as the November town and village elections approach. Morgan McGivern