Favorite cause with local ties slammed for ‘lavish’ spending
Soldier Ride, which benefits the Wounded Warrior Project, is held on the South Fork each summer. Durell Godfrey

Firm to take over C.D.C.H. management
The State University of New York's Charter School Institute will have to approve a management change at the Child Development Center of the Hamptons. Durell Godfrey

Town planners and neighbors sharply oppose new house on Gerard Drive
Neighbors of a Gerard Drive cottage have said that a planned house there would be the environmentally sensitive Springs peninsula’s “first McMansion.” T.E. McMorrow

Representatives of Cyril’s Fish House on Napeague were told they would have to return the restaurant to how it was in 1984 by the East Hampton Town Planning Board last week unless they came up with an acceptable new plan. T.E. McMorrow

Truck Beach foes step up anti-tailgating effort
Neighbors opposed to the summertime gathering of vehicles on a stretch of Napeague Beach are stepping up efforts to stop the practice. Morgan McGivern

New era, with unique spin, in Springs Fire District
The Springs Fire District hired David Baumrind as its first paid emergency medical services provider. Mr. Baumrind will also supervise the program. He started work on Monday. Taylor K. Vecsey

An example of some of the damage Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt hikers have discovered along the trails recently. Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt

A fifth season
Groundhog Day or not, this is the time of year when woodchucks, a.k.a. groundhogs, like this one in East Hampton, are supposed to be hibernating. Durell Godfrey