In second driest year in decades, local departments cognizant of danger
Fire departments from across Suffolk received invaluable experience from the April brush fires in Manorville and Ridge.

Budget hearing lasts seconds, to general amazement

‘The public health of the people is at stake,’ Councilman Stanzione says
A draft report by an East Hampton Town deer management working group may lay down a path to reduce the deer population. Durell Godfrey

Montauk hot spot will start summer with fresh team of owners

State restricts use of phosphorus in fertilizers and ‘weed and feed’ products
Homeowners have been told to limit fertilizer use, which has contributed to poor water quality, shellfish declines, and contamination of swimming areas. Carrie Ann Salvi

Spending to dip; some teaching staff eliminated

Chief Ecker touts more aggressive investigations

Construction continues, but a hearing on a new basement is coming
A basement foundation is triggering a public hearing before the East Hampton Town Planning Board for the Montauk Beach House, formerly known as the Ronjo. T.E. McMorrow

The United States Coast Guard’s sail training ship Eagle will turn 76 in June.
United States Coast Guard Barque Eagle heeled on a starboard tack Russell Drumm

Quamine T. Taylor returned to jail
T.E. McMorrow