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East Hampton High School is the polling place East Hampton's Election Districts 1 and 14 Christine Sampson

Fund extended to 2050, 20 percent for H2O
Lines to vote at the East Hampton Emergency Services Building were out the door and into the hallway at midday on Tuesday. Durell Godfrey

Student research and expert elbow grease bear fruit as a park takes shape
A new “green” design for Pussy’s Pond in Springs includes new plantings, now staked and flagged, and bioswales to trap runoff. Michele Carlson

Court strikes down efforts to tamp aircraft noise
East Hampton Town’s 2015 laws restricting overnight takeoffs and landings at East Hampton Airport, and limiting noisy planes — an attempt to reduce the aircraft noise that generates complaints from across the East End — were struck down last week in federal court. Morgan McGivern

Big night for incumbents: LaValle, Thiele re-elected
Lee Zeldin, right, was easily re-elected to a second term in Congress on Tuesday, defeating his opponent, former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst. Photos by Durell Godfrey and Morgan McGivern

The project will include a landscaped center island and multiple crosswalks.
A roundabout at the intersection of Buell and Toilsome Lanes in East Hampton Village could be constructed in spring 2017, a consulting engineer told the village board last Thursday.

Docked 30 days for ‘unauthorized work,’ ‘reckless conduct,’ he denies charges
Bill Taylor
The East Hampton Town Board voted to suspend Bill Taylor for 30 days without pay. He has pledged to fight charges. Morgan McGivern
Members of the East Hampton Library’s teen advisory board, including, from left, Wells Woolcott, Ashley Simons, Samantha Dossantos, Jackie Chuya, Taylor O’Neil, Gaby Arevalo, and Raquel Burns, helped design the library’s new young-adult room. Christine Sampson

Benjamin Lehman, 25, was charged with three counts of rape Tuesday afternoon. East Hampton Town police said he had sex three times with two 16-year-old girls. T.E. McMorrow

Debbie Blake-Frasca and her daughter, Megan Morici, invented the Handy Apple, an apple holder for children. Jason Carey