Lead article

Term for Featured Article Block
Trans-Atlantic attempt began in Springs
The Free Life balloon took off from a Springs field along Accabonac Harbor 45 years ago with three passengers aboard in an attempt to make a trans-Atlantic crossing. The three died when the craft went down in a storm. Jack Graves

With lawsuit pending, group may seek injunction

Three vehicles were involved in an accident Tuesday afternoon on Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton. Hamptons Pix photos

Sean P. Ludwick, right, who is accused of driving drunk in a crash that killed his passenger, left Southampton Town Justice Court with his attorney Daniel J. Ollen on Friday after a schedule appearance before the judge.

A tricked-out 18-wheeler sets up workshops at Bridgehampton camp
The motto of their family business is “Keep on Truckin’ ” and that’s just what Jeff Mayer, Angela De Vincenzo, and their son, Luca, plan to do with Big Mama, their rolling alternative workspace for kids. Carissa Katz
The couple bought the cab first, and found the trailer this spring after the Hayground Camp agreed to their summer residency. Carissa Katz
The family has slept in the cab this summer, just like long-haul truckers. Luca Mayer showed off the top bunk.Carissa Katz
The 70-foot trailer opens on three sides to let the breeze pass through during workshops.Carissa Katz

Luly Duke, left, with Eusebio Leal, the Havana city historian, at a ceremony in Havana last week marking the opening of the United States embassy there.

The area where the accident occurred was cordoned off early Friday morning while police investigated. T.E. McMorrow

Liz Joyce and her Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre will move to Bay Street Theater in September. Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre

The difference between this nighttime beach scene from years past and ones today: Now, both East Hampton Town and East Hampton Village will require that beach fires be built in metal containers rather than directly on the sand. Durell Godfrey

A Tiebreaker With Everyone A Winner
A handshake between Morgan Brown, left, and Alex Vanegas, right, symbolized the start of a championship chess game on Tuesday morning near the end of the first-ever Chess in the Schools tournament on Long Island at the LongHouse Reserve. Christine Sampson