Taylor K. Vecsey

Concentration of algae drops, but two trustees abstain from vote, urge caution
Following sustained low levels of blue-green algae, the East Hampton Town Trustees voted to reopen Georgica Pond to the harvesting of crabs and other marine life this week. Morgan McGivern

Owner hopes to swap apartment approval for food prep in the basement
The popular but cramped Damark’s Deli could soon be super-sized, according to plans being considered by the East Hampton Town Planning Board. T.E. McMorrow

Christopher Walsh

D.J., dancing promised in basement party spot
The basement of this Muir Boulevard, East Hampton, house was transformed into a nightclub complete with bar, disco lights, and live band performances, according to town officials, who got a court injunction on Friday to shut it down. T.E. McMorrow

The Army Corps of Engineers has laid out its plans for shorefront projects from Fire Island to Montauk Point. Public comment can be submitted through Sept. 29, including at a meeting to be held in Montauk on Sept. 28.