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Philip O’Connell vs. Arthur Graham on June 20
Philip O’Connell, left, and Arthur Graham

State kills local regulation of ride-hailing services

With burgers and shakes, John’s Drive-In holds down the ‘old Montauk’ fort
David and Maureen Rutkowski are marking the 50th anniversary of John’s Drive-In in Montauk. Christopher Walsh

Change was ill-timed, confusing, restaurateurs say
Paul Monte said changing the law regarding restaurants’ use of outdoor space just as the busy season begins was “awful” timing. Durell Godfrey

The lack of affordable work-force housing is considered a looming threat
Construction industry growth has driven recent job growth in East Hampton Town, according to an economic study that consultants prepared for the town. Durell Godfrey photos


Over Memorial Day weekend, the Montauk 7-Eleven was the scene of an early-morning brawl that resulted in eight arrests. T.E. McMorrow

Cast members from "Summer House," the first season of which aired over the winter, partied hard. This year, instead of a house on Napeague — which they called Montauk — they are setting up at a house in Water Mill.

East Hampton Girl Scouts convinced high school sophomores to brave the elements overnight in cardboard boxes to help raise awareness of the homeless as well as money for Habitat for Humanity. Durell Godfrey

Our bay scallops, which many chefs and gourmets cherish as the most succulent and the sweetest in the world, are a commodity that can fluctuate wildly
Scallops that were too small for harvesting last season are getting ready to spawn in our local waters. Jon M. Diat
Spawning carp were active in East Hampton’s Hook Pond last week, as the water level and temperature reached points to their liking. David E. Rattray, editor of The East Hampton Star, netted one from among the reeds near the Main Beach parking lot on Friday. Russell Bennett