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David Baumrind, a paramedic with the Springs Fire Department, said a surprise meeting with Camaron Cassidy, right, “was just about the best experience I’ve had in my E.M.S. career.” Lizz Salaway

In August the insects hold sway
Praying mantises have eyes that can move independently to look at two objects at once. Durell Godfrey

Officials gathered in Amagansett on Monday to discuss a plan for lighted crosswalks for that hamlet and in Montauk. Christopher Walsh

David E. Eagan, seen here in 2015 as a member of the Wainscott School Board, cannot practice law for two years after tax troubles. Christine Sampson

Empty storefronts will again line Main Street
Beth Buccini, owner and founder of Kirna Zabete, has a house in Amagansett and opened a pop-up on East Hampton’s Newtown Lane this summer. Durell Godfrey

The Southampton Cultural Center will present an off-site production of “An Iliad,” a play by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
The Poet (Patrick Vincent Curran) inspects a drone in “An Iliad,” a one-person play that will be performed in the Reid Brothers junkyard in Sag Harbor next week. Annie Kohl
The Poet (Patrick Vincent Curran) tells his tales of war from the roof of a pickup truck in “An Iliad.” Annie Kohl

Blue-green algae spreads into Georgica Cove. Cleber Mello
Ryan Wallace, a scientist and PhD candidate at Stony Brook University, places a data-collecting buoy in the pond. Priscilla Rattazzi

Keep doors open, acknowledge issues ‘even here’

Menhaden are critical to the ecology of coastal waters
Peter Honerkamp, right, fishing with Capt. Ken Rafferty in Gardiner’s Bay, caught a 30-pound striped bass, his first. Barry Steckowski
The winning Montauk Grand Slam team, pictured with Dan DeGray from Mercury Marine, at left, included Shawn Ackley, Jonathan Perkins, Al Williamson, and Jeff Harrison. Rick White

Caravan’s offerings are “always moving, always evolving,”
Deeva Green, Alexandra Cohen, and Lee Reitelman launched Caravan to share their love of agriculture, travel, and the environment through food. Christopher Walsh