Some of the winners from the 2012 sandcastle contest. James Lowney Photos

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has threatened to fine the Bridgehampton Fire District over a new generator at the firehouse. Christine Sampson
The generator, behind these bushes, was reportedly three-quarters full of fuel during an inspection the county health department conducted before the district obtained the proper permit.Christine Sampson

Coliform bacteria is also a concern at Georgica
Georgica Pond Hampton Pix

David Baumrind, a paramedic with the Springs Fire Department, said a surprise meeting with Camaron Cassidy, right, “was just about the best experience I’ve had in my E.M.S. career.” Lizz Salaway

Restaurant on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor was victim of lost bankruptcy appeal
Despite a busy first month, Deckers Bar and Grill in Sag Harbor is out of business due to a bankruptcy case for Harlow East, the previous restaurant under whose license Deckers was operating. Laura Donnelly

Following an analysis of its facilities, including several portable buildings like the ones shown here, the Bridgehampton School administration has asked its architect to draw up a proposal for a potential school expansion. Christine Sampson

Real-time air-traffic information beats 10-minute lag, airport activists say
Planes overhead can be tracked using one of several online systems. Access to information compiled by the East Hampton Town Airport, and a link to lodge a complaint, is provided by one system. Durell Godfrey

Phil Capra, the Mustangs' catcher, hit two 2-run home runs in Wednesday's 7-4 win over the Westhampton Aviators, and had 12 postseason r.b.i. heading into Friday's championship series rubber game in Westhampton Beach.

Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, at a previous Authors Night event in East Hampton Durell Godfrey