Weed harvester blades could harm creatures

The East Hampton Fire Department honored Joseph DeCristofaro, center, for 60 years as a volunteer firefighter at its annual inspection dinner at the Maidstone Club in East Hampton last month. Michael Heller
Richard Osterberg Jr., who stepped down as East Hampton Fire Department chief on April 30, Ken Wessberg, its current chief, and Gerry Turza, its first assistant chief, gave David Brown, left, a plaque last month in recognition of his 50 years as an East Hampton firefighter. Michael Heller
Officials saluted Joseph DeCristofaro at the annual East Hampton Fire Department dinner.Michael Heller

Dormitories? Trailers?
Jeffrey Freireich, Paul Monte, Tom Ruhle, and Catherine Casey discussed the need for workforce housing with members of the East Hampton Business Alliance at CittaNuova restaurant in East Hampton yesterday. Morgan McGivern

Pleasant Lane, a two-way, dead-end street that ends near the village's long-term parking lot, will remain that way after residents opposed the village's exploration of opening it up into the lot and making it a partial one-way street. Christine Sampson photos
Francine Hanford, who has lived on Pleasant Lane most of her life and who opposed the proposed changes, told the village board to "leave our street alone."
Another view of Pleasant Lane, a dead-end street

The Amagansett School superintendent, Eleanor Tritt, second from right, faced numerous questions about the proposed school budget from residents in attendance at Tuesday's school board meeting, as members of the school board looked on. Christine Sampson

Taylor K. Vecsey

Hampton Pix photos

Christy Ferer argued with the board that she should be granted a hearing, despite there being no process set up by which she can apply for a special permit to build a house larger than 4,000 square feet. Taylor K. Vecsey

Catch and release is a conservation practice in which after capture the fish is unhooked and released back into the water
Charles Anderle fished at the end of Gerard Drive in Springs this week. David Kuperschmid