Star staff

Shoppers will be leaving stores in Southampton Town with reusable bags such as these or recyclable paper bags after a plastic bag ban goes into effect on Wednesday. Taylor K. Vecsey

Billy Joel, a Long Island native, will receive a an honorary doctor of music degree at Stony Brook University's commencement ceremony in May. Stony Brook University
Billy Joel took a ride out to Montauk with one of his classic motorcycles back in 2007.Star Files

Emily Costello, left, a 14-year-old Ross School student, and her mother, Iona Costello, who had been reported missing on Tuesday, have been found safe. Costello Family

Montauk Highway and Norris Lane in Bridgehampton following an accident that sent a motorcyclist and passenger to separate hospitals on Sunday afternoon.

Austin Handler