Petco opened recently in the Bridgehampton Commons. Taylor K. Vecsey

Luck and mother’s quick thinking saved them
After a fire destroyed her Springs house, Judi Bistrian said she was thrilled her family survived. Michael Heller, East Hampton Fire Department
She’s a hero,” Rob Bistrian said of his wife, Judi, who managed to get herself and their two children, including Violet, 11, out of their burning house in Springs. Durell Godfrey
Michael Heller, East Hampton Fire Department

After public outcry, owners consider selling to town

Patricia Hope wants to prove we have chiggers
With microscope in hand, Patricia Hope is at work on a study cataloging local ticks and mites. MorganMcGivern

Consultant will provide details and offer solutions in series of town meetings

A centuries-old house in Sagaponack may have to be demolished after a fire razed one wing of the house at 850 Sagg main Street and severly damaged the other Monday morning. Michael Heller, East Hampton Fire Department

Nick Calace, second from left, a paid paramedic with the Amagansett Fire Department ambulance company, has been recognized for the care he gave a patient having a heart attack on July 9. He posed for a photograph with, from left, Milford Krandall, who drove the ambulance that day, Kellie Gumersell, a nurse, Pamela Kostic, a nurse, and Amagansett Fire Chief Dwayne Denton. Morgan McGivern
From left, Milford Krandall, Nick Calace, J. Kent Howie, a fire commissioner, Pamela Kostic, Jack Emptage, a commissioner, and Kellie Gumersell. In the back, from left, Daniel R. Shields II, the chairman of the board of fire commissioners, and fellow commissioners Carl Hamilton and William Vorpahl Jr., as well as Allen Bennett, the first assistant fire chief.

Homeowners contend that trustees, town have allowed de facto bathing beach
A truck path through the dunes at the end of Marine Boulevard in Beach Hampton is at issue in a suit by neighbors who oppose the expansion of beach driving there in recent decades. David E. Rattray