Local growers and producers bring food politics to life
Ian Calder-Piedmonte of Balsam Farms spoke about the farming industry to eighth graders at the East Hampton Middle School as part of their study of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan. Judy D’Mello

Vocational courses will prepare students to fill unmet demands of local service industries
Andrew Rigby, right, the technology and manufacturing teacher at East Hampton High School, gave a lesson on shingling the exterior of a building, as part of a building trades class. Judy D'Mello

At a meeting in Noyac on Tuesday, Larry Penny thanked environmental groups for pressing the Suffolk County Health Department to release results from test wells at the Sand Land mine on the Noyac-Bridgehampton border. Hilary Thayer Hamann

Sag Harbor is proposing steeper permit fees for construction projects and any other impediments to sidewalks and parking spaces. Durell Godfrey

A 50-pound gray seal that had become entangled in a piece of gill netting was rescued on Saturday, a little after noon, on the shore between Georgica and Main Beaches.
“He is lucky that he was found when he was,” Charles Bowman of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation said of this seal, which had been entangled in gill netting. East Hampton Village Police

Stony Hill Road, Amagansett, in the heart of an area that some believe should receive greater protection to assure clean groundwater supplies. David E. Rattray

Canines are responsible for 67 percent of fecal bacteria, birds for 24 percent
A study using DNA-based microbial source tracking indicates that dogs and birds are responsible for most of the fecal bacteria entering Georgica Pond. David E. Rattray

Dems don’t hold back at forum for candidates
David Pechefsky and Elaine DiMasi, each in a Democratic primary bid to opposed Representative Lee Zeldin in November, at a candidates' forum in Amagansett on Friday. Christopher Walsh