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Southampton Town Councilman Brad Bender admitted to selling his oxycodone prescription over a three-year period, while he was running for office and after he was elected.

"I've seen and heard nothing to substantiate the use of light sources at 3,500 Kelvin," Susan Harder, the New York State representative of the International Dark Sky Association, told the board. Christopher Walsh

Brian Byrnes, left, an East Hampton Town trustee who had fallen just short of victory on Election Night, was apparently re-elected after an unofficial count of absentee ballots, while Sean McCaffrey, right,also an incumbent, was ousted.

In a crowd of about 300, by a show of hands, opponents of a proposed town law to establish a rental registry outweighed the supporters, though the 45 speakers were more split down the middle. Morgan McGivern
Supervisor Larry Cantwell Morgan McGivern
Morgan McGivern

Will split costs to pursue condemnation
Tycho Burwell

The hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett.

Officials ask opponents to support long-awaited Fire Island to Montauk project
The transformation of the ocean beach in downtown Montauk into a construction zone for a sandbag seawall has sparked ongoing protest and civil disobedience resulting in the arrest of 14 so far. Joanne Pilgrim
Contractors for the Army Corps of Engineers will continue construction of a sandbag seawall, and several walkways over it on pilings, on the downtown Montauk beach, town officials said this week, despite vocal opposition by residents, surfers, and environmentalists, including Kevin McAllister, below, of Defend H2O. Joanne Pilgrim, Morgan McGivern, Tom McMorrow Photos

The manager, Julian Bizalion, was scheduled to go on trial before a jury Tuesday on the late-spring charge.
Jen Stark painted the sides of the Surf Lodge in Montauk as part of her installation for Eric Firestone before Memorial Day weekend. The Surf Lodge was accused of violating the East Hampton Town code. Jennifer Landes
Jennifer Landes

Kim Wells became the 14th protester arrested

A $73.7 million town operating budget for 2016