Plum Island is at the top of preservationists' wish lists for its historical structures and natural features. Christine Sampson

Though legislation to curtail the use of leaf blowers seems likely in East Hampton Village, so, too, does legal pushback from landscapers and a trade organization that represents them. Durell Godfrey

Renderings show a new building in which East Hampton Town departments would be consolidated. L.K. McLean Associates
The new building was likened to three potato barns connected by atriums made of aluminum storefront framing and glass.L.K. McLean Associates
Architects have recommended an “open office furniture system” based on the unique needs or methodologies of the different departments. Above, a rendering by Waldner's furniture shows what that could look like.L.K. McLean Associates

AT&T cell phone antennas will soon be added to a white concrete tower in front the Montauk Lighthouse. Jane Bimson

One of four tweets Representative Lee Zeldin issued on Thursday in defense of President Trump's vulgar remarks on immigration. Twitter

Concern about upkeep of low-nitrogen systems
The Sagaponack Village Board will be keeping track of how upgraded septic systems function in East Hampton and Southampton and whether such systems can help protect water quality at places like Sagg Pond. David E. Rattray