Stuart Z. Cohen from Environmental and Turf Services spoke to a crowd on Friday about the results of water tests conducted at the Sand Land mine. Hilary Thayer Hamann

Region won’t sit by as ‘others ruin our coastline’
Colleen Henn, who is from East Hampton, represented the Surfrider Foundation of New York City, Central Long Island, and Eastern Long Island at a hearing on Friday on a plan to open waters off the Atlantic Coast to offshore oil and gas exploration. Jennifer Landes

Downtown sandbags exposed; more storms on the way
On the downtown Montauk beach, a northeaster with exceptionally high tides gouged away sand, exposing the sandbag seawall placed there two years ago by the Army Corps of Engineers. Jane Bimson
Huge waves broke near Montauk Point on Sunday.David E. Rattray

Public water is likely, but point-of-entry treatment systems may come first

This ravaged section of Route 114 north of Stephen Hand’s Path in East Hampton is one of eight portions of the roadway that will be resurfaced this year. Carissa Katz

Complaints about deer fences, such as one recently installed on Town Line Road in Wainscott, and changes to the way permit requests for them are handled, dominated discussion at an East Hampton Town Board meeting last Thursday. David E. Rattray

Field of seven, including one from East Hampton, hope to take on Zeldin
Perry Gershon, the only Democratic congressional hopeful from East Hampton, believes he is best suited to win the general election. Durell Godfrey

Sand from annual dredging at Georgica Pond is sold and used elsewhere to fight erosion. Morgan McGivern