Overcrowded Springs has no place for piano
Alec Baldwin, seen here in 2014 at the opening of the new children's wing at the East Hampton Library where he helped hand out awards to school children, has given a baby grand piano to the Springs School District, but the school doesn't seem to have room for it. Morgan McGivern

Owners, opponents agree bluffs have eroded, disagree over cause and best fix
At Louse Point in Springs four neighbors want to build a rock revetment that will connect to the two already in front of properties to the north, creating more than 900 continuous feet of armored shoreline. Morgan McGivern

Public to use Fort Pond House and Boys Harbor
The mess hall building at the former Boys Harbor camp in East Hampton, now owned by the town, could become an open-air pavilion for a while, until it can be rebuilt. Morgan McGivern

A National Grid-owned site on Fort Pond in Montauk may have contaminated soil, the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals has been told. T.E. McMorrow

The new laws would ban helicopter flights from noon on Thursday to noon on Monday from May 1 to Sept. 30.

Some of the SCOPE Education Services honorees, including Dorothy White, in the second row from the bottom and second from the right
Lillian Tyree-Johnson, in the first row to the far right, the Bridgehampton school board vice president, received an award for her contributions as a board member.

Rebecca Morgan Taylor, far right, has been named the new executive director at Project Most. She is seen here in February with, from left, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., Peter Van Scoyoc and Sylvia Overby, East Hampton Town Board members, and Amos Goodman, who is running for county legislator on the Republican ticket. Morgan McGivern

Jeff Mansfield, the Bridgehampton School Foundation president, shook hands with Chase Andreassi of Sabrosa Mexican Grill. Pictured from left: Mr. Mansfield, Elizabeth Whelan Kotz, the foundation's secretary, its vice president, Kathleen McCleland, and Kelly A. Harris, a foundation trustee.

Lt. Chris Hatch gave a final salute.Taylor K. Vecsey
East Hampton Village Police Officer Ken Brabant offered his congratulations to Lt. Chris Hatch.Taylor K. Vecsey
Ed Ecker, who served as police chief until 2013, embraced Chris Hatch.Taylor K. Vecsey
Lt. Chris Hatch got a big hug from East Hampton Village Police Sgt. Kevin Duchemin. Taylor K. Vecsey
Taylor K. Vecsey
Lt. Chris Hatch listened to officers from around the South Fork call in to congratulate him on his retirement during a ceremony on Friday. Taylor K. Vecsey
Taylor K. Vecsey
Lt. Chris Hatch with his mother, Peggy, left, and his wife, Lauren, and their two daughters, Leah and Camryn.Taylor K. Vecsey