Cars parked on South Edgemere Road on a busy summer night outside The Surf Lodge in Montauk New York Doug Kuntz

The difference between this nighttime beach scene from years past and ones today: Now, both East Hampton Town and East Hampton Village will require that beach fires be built in metal containers rather than directly on the sand. Durell Godfrey

Ballot measure would allow 20 percent for treatment and restoration

The State Department of Environmental Conservation reported a persistent bloom of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, in Fort Pond and has cautioned against swimming or wading in it. T.E. McMorrow

Two directors at Hampton Country Day Camp were charged with multiple safety and crowding violations on Wednesday after a search of a staff house at 17 Ocean Boulevard in East Hampton. Doug Kuntz

Noisy on its way to E.H.? North Forkers will hash out solutions on Thursday. Durell Godfrey

Pedestrian walkways will be ‘unobstructive’

Village representatives defend their work to maintain state of the beaches