Town Pond to get pollution-filtering plantings

Contingencies eliminated and salaries sliced as school strives to meet tax cap
From left, Tim Frazier and Liz Mendelman, the Springs School Board vice president and president, both voted to adopt the proposed 2016-17 budget after John J. Finello, the superintendent, and Carl O. Fraser, the interim business administrator, briefed the board on Monday. Christine Sampson

Firefighter doing well after airlift; wheelchair-bound woman flees burning house
Though major damage was confined to the basement, a Water Mill house is uninhabitable after a fire there on Friday caused structural damage to the floors and an exterior wall. Michael Heller

Voters cast presidential primary ballots at the Springs Firehouse on Tuesday. Here in the First Congressional District, Republicans supported Donald Trump by a wider margin than elsewhere in the state; while Hillary Clinton's victory in the Democratic contest was narrower than elsewhere in New York. Morgan McGivern

Eddie Downes, who has answered more than 11,000 calls in his 29 years with the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, was named member of the year for 2015. Morgan McGivern #98 - East Hampton Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen has submitted his resume as a candidate for chief of the Southampton Town Police Department. Taylor K. Vecsey

Sept. 3, 1925 - April 12, 2016
Anne Jackson - Sept. 3, 1925 - April 12, 2016
Eli Wallach with Anne Jackson

Aug. 16, 1918 - April 14, 2016
Marty Trunzo - Aug. 16, 1918 - April 14, 2016

Looking after injured and sick mammals, birds, turtles, frogs, and even snakes for 20 years
A swan rescue. Carissa Katz

Christine Sampson