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Town mulls new landmark status to save significant houses from wrecking ball
The 18th-century Zadoc Bennett house on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton, pictured here in 1923, is among those that could be designated historic landmarks under a proposed town program. Eugene Armbruster, Collection of New York Public Library

Cedar Point structure to be restored with an eye toward bed-and-breakfast
An undated glass-plate image of the lighthouse at Cedar Point shows how it looked when it was operational. The East Hampton Star

The East Hampton Town Historic Records Project
Handwritten East Hampton Town minutes are among a trove of documents and rare archival materials being scanned as part of the East Hampton Town Historic Records Project. Note the 1701 doodle near the top of the page! East Hampton Library
Ruth Stratton’s hundred-year-old letter was preserved by the East Hampton Library’s Long Island Collection in a digital collaboration with the town. The letter is included in “East Hampton in World War I,” a previously unknown collection of letters home from war-torn France. East Hampton Library

The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to 175 Merchant's Path in Sagaponack thanks to an automatic fire alarm. Michael Heller
When the fire chief arrived he said there was smoke coming from the basement.
Smoke filled the first floor, and the fire looks to have started between the basement ceiling and the first floor.

Jeff Eames sentenced to eight months, plus three years' probation.
Jefferson Davis Eames was led out of East Hampton Town Justice Court after being sentenced to eight months in county jail. T.E. McMorrow

At Hayground, a former pro is teaching a new generation the joys of riding
Jeff Mayer caught air at the Hayground School while his son, Luca, looked on. Their 1981 Kenworth semi and its creative-space trailer, is in the background. Adam Stennett
Jeff Mayer worked with Jim Dellavalle of Dellavalle Designs to build a BMX pump track on the Hayground campus, turning 264 tons of soil into a course of rolling mounds and banked turns.Jeff Mayer
Campers who use the pump track earn the right by helping to take care of it through a program called Dig to Ride. In the back row is the camp's director, Jon Snow.

Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming is seeking re-election. Carissa Katz

Community chips in to give foster children memorable week with their siblings
Shiaasia, left, and Precious live together in a foster home in Queens. For 10 days in July they attend Camp Erutan in Springs, with other children in foster care. Judy D’Mello

Security and fire vessel can reach 30 knots
The Sylvia S. has seen the last of her fishing days. The wooden trawler, taking on water, was hauled from its berth at a public dock in Montauk this week. Jane Bimson

The cyanobacteria bloom that compelled the East Hampton Town Trustees to close Georgica Pond to the harvesting of crabs and other marine life has sufficiently diminished to allow its reopening. David E. Rattray