Increased calls have overtaxed the volunteers

Town board approves 11 recommendations
Portions of the downtown Montauk oceanfront suffered severe erosion during the winter of 2012-13. Hampton Pix

Tears, anger over elementary principal’s ouster
Wendy Geehreng Walters, a parent of two children at the John M. Marshall Elementary School, addressed the East Hampton School Board on Tuesday night to support Gina Kraus, John Marshall’s principal. Morgan McGivern

East Hampton priest in Rome for Pope Francis’s selection and first Mass
Msgr. Charles Guarino of Most Holy Trinity Parish said he was blessed to be in Vatican City for the election and inaugural Mass of Pope Francis. Msgr. Charles Guarino

County issues a warning about ‘spot zoning’
Hampton Pix

Northwest Woods rehab center makes a pitch it functions as a family
The future of the Dunes, a substance-abuse treatment facility on Bull Run in East Hampton, was considered at a recent East Hampton Zoning Board of Appeals hearing. T.E. McMorrow

David Lys, the newest member of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals was handed documents by Jeffrey Bragman during his first public hearing. From left were Don Cirillo, Mr. Bragman, Alex Walter, the board’s chairman, Mr. Lys, and Bryan Gosman. T.E. McMorrow