Students push eateries to forgo insidious plastic
Sarah Betuel, left, and Maya Guzman, East Hampton Middle School students, are spearheading an environmental initiative launched by the Surfrider Foundation in which they plan to appeal to East Hampton restaurants and bars to go straw-free for the summer. Judy D’Mello

Water mains will be extended and bonds issued in a $24.2 million project

Ask Shakespeare, says the professor
Richard Horwich, professor emeritus at Brooklyn College, said that many of Shakespeare’s kings bear a resemblance to President Trump, but none more than Richard II. Durell Godfrey

A six-wheeled box truck loaded with cargo got stuck on May 16 when it was driven off the road and onto the steep edge of the village green on East Hampton’s Main Street. Village Police Detective Sgt. Greg Brown said heavy rain played a role in the mishap. Police called Rapid Recovery to tie down the truck and winch it off the dirt so that it did not tip over. No tickets were issued. Durell Godfrey

John Geehreng, the commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 550, sought permission to erect a memorial to an East Hampton resident who was killed in combat during the Vietnam War. Jamie Bufalino

Plans for the Sag Harbor Cinema Center have been approved, but a building permit is yet to come. Durell Godfrey

Memorial Day parade in East Hampton, 2017 Photo by Matthew Charron

Many striped bass anglers are very protective of their favorite fishing haunts
Edward Shugrue of East Hampton caught (and released) this striped bass. It was taken on a small white Clouser fly. Edward Shugrue

What happened to Brushy Island?
A stump poking above the water in Montauk’s Fort Pond is all that remains of what was once a small island known as Brushy Island. Victoria Bustamante