“What do you do?”
Firmly planted on the sidelines, the Lady Columnist spoke with Zach O'Malley Greenburg, an editor at Forbes. The East Hampton Star and Craig Macnaughton photos

The distance between the lighthouse and Block Island is said to be 18 miles
It would have been better, given the full moon, had they left later, Fred Doss of Paddlers 4 Humanity said on the paddling fleet’s return from Block Island. Jane Bimson
The Montauk-to-Block Island crossing took about seven hours, somewhat longer than usual, because of the strong tides. Jane Bimson

Southampton Town police's investigation is centered around a "toxic gas," according to an officer on the scene. David E. Rattray
Police are concerned about a pool of liquid near the Bridgehampton Community House. David E. Rattray
A Southampton Town command van was at the scene. David E. Rattray

David Gruber will not be on the East Hampton Independence Party's line for East Hampton Town councilman, but he may still make it onto the ballot. He faces David Lys in a Democratic primary. Christopher Walsh

Polls indicate a close race against Mr. Zeldin
Perry Gershon, who lives in East Hampton, is confident that he can win the race against Lee Zeldin to represent New York’s First Congressional District.  David E. Rattray

In town board race, battle for ballot line rages on
David Gruber Durell Godfrey

But Turtle Cove will be off limits for a while
The rock revetment protecting the Montauk Lighthouse is to be reconstructed and enlarged to better protect the historic landmark from the ocean and extreme weather. David E. Rattray

Steep discord on a steep lot in Montauk
An early site plan for the building at 87 South Euclid Avenue in Montauk included a handicapped-accessible switch-back ramp, but the completed building has a ramp that instead leads to the back. Jane Bimson