More than 75 percent funded after meeting $250,000 challenge grant
With more than $575,000 in donations this summer, the Montauk Playhouse Foundation is ready to move ahead on a $8.5 million expansion that will include performance spaces and two swimming pools. Jane Bimson

Town board hopefuls mirror party split
Councilman David Lys, who hopes to hold on to his seat and win the Democratic primary, and David Gruber, who is challenging him for the Democratic nomination, debated the issues in an event sponsored by the East Hampton Group for Good Government on Tuesday. Durell Godfrey

East Hampton Village’s assistant beach managers said the Main Beach staff’s whole summer had been ruined because the village board decided on a new swimsuit policy based on the complaints of just two people. Carissa Katz

Kate Rossi-Snook

Item of the Week From the East Hampton Library’s Long Island Collection

That morning everything felt different
Iris Smyles awarded The East Hampton Star-sponsored Local Hunter Pro Hampton Classic championship prize to Holly Orlando on O. Durell Godfrey

Durell Godfrey

Sales were strong even as soaring temperatures beckoned people to the beach
Valerie Smith, the owner of the Monogram Shop, said that her store had “good steady summer business." Jamie Bufalino