A house on Deer Path, Springs, in a heavily wooded area, was destroyed by fire on Tuesday afternoon, but things could have been worse had the firefighters not contained it as quickly as they did, a town fire marshal said. Michael Heller
The Sag Harbor Fire Department called in a ladder truck and a rapid intervention team from East Hampton to help fight a fire in the ductwork at 126 Main Street. Michael Heller

Vote for successor is dogged by infighting
Rona Klopman of Amagansett has made a bid for chairwoman of the East Hampton Democratic Committee. Durell Godfrey
Cate Rogers is also seeking the Democratic Party leadership position.Christopher Walsh

With acceptances to seven of the eight Ivy League schools, as well as four other elite universities, Alexander Sigua Pintado, East Hampton’s 2018 valedictorian, will spend the next two weeks pondering his choices. Judy D’Mello

Henna artist from India is in constant demand
Eakta Gandhi, a henna artist based in Riverhead, visited the Montauk Library last week, where over 30 girls lined up to have their hands painted with mehndi, an Indian tradition that dates back several thousand years, and one that Ms. Gandhi learned as a girl in India. Judy D’Mello

Elaine DiMasi, a former project manager at Brookhaven National Laboratory, is seeking the Democratic nomination to run in New York's First Congressional District. Karen Curtiss

As opposition persists, one scientist says turbines are ‘quieter than boats or rain’
A panel comprising supporters and opponents of the proposed South Fork Wind Farm debated the project on Saturday at the East Hampton Library. Christopher Walsh

The Hampton Hopper has renewed a contract with the Town of East Hampton to provide free bus service in parts of Montauk this summer. Durell Godfrey

“Significant damage to the bluff trail”
Erosion has carved into the trail in Rheinstein Park, just west of Ditch Plain and has caused significant damage to the bluff trail at Shadmoor, just west of that. Judy D'Mello

The Block Island wind turbines were visible at dawn on Monday from the ocean beach in Montauk. Jane Bimson