Heavy rain ended a long dry period on the South Fork on Thursday, but concern about polluted stormwater runoff has led New York State to ban shellfishing in many Long Island waterways. Durell Godfrey

Morgan McGivern

‘We’re ready to rock and roll,’ East Hampton Middle School principal says
Charles Soriano, the principal of the East Hampton Middle School, greeted students on Tuesday as they arrived for the first day of the 2015-16 school year. Morgan McGivern

Catered events on beaches come under scrutiny
The East Hampton Village Board discussed expanding the user groups that would be required to secure a permit for large assemblies on public property, like this elaborate event held near Main Beach on Saturday. Morgan McGivern

No noise at night, SunEdison of Missouri promises

Hook Mill East Hampton 9/11
The Hook Mill green 9/11 ceremony in 2012 Morgan McGivern

Third and fourth-grade students from the John M. Marshall Elementary School showed off the books they chose during the Greater East Hampton Education Foundation’s Author in Hand program in March of 2013. Christine Sampson

After picketing outside Town Hall last Thursday night, residents affected by aircraft noise told the town board an overnight curfew this summer gave limited relief and urged continued efforts. Morgan McGivern

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. spoke at a Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee meeting on Saturday about his idea for a new fund for affordable housing on the East End. Christine Sampson

“You’re inhaling and breathing and ingesting all of the trace minerals found in the salt”
Shannon Coppola holds examples of Himalayan salt rocks at the Montauk Salt Cave, which she opened two weeks ago. Carissa Katz