Robert DeLuca, second from left, the president of the Group for the East End, spoke Friday about the East Hampton Environmental Coalition’s upcoming survey of candidates for town board and supervisor. David E. Rattray

After 31 years in department, and 3 in top post, Ecker will step down
Janis Hewitt

House ethics report cited $5,000 contribution
Representative Tim Bishop, center, at a Democratic Party event on Sept. 7, is battling accusations stemming from a 2012 campaign contribution from a constituent he helped in obtaining permits for a bar mitzvah fireworks display. Morgan McGivern

If flawed regulations aren’t changed, state will sue, governor says in Montauk
Gov. Andrew Cuomo shared a laugh with Capt. Paul Forsberg of Montauk’s Viking Fleet of party boats after vowing that the state would sue the federal government if New York’s fluke regulations are not put on a par with those of other coastal states. Russell Drumm

East Hampton Town police have accused Franklin P. Guanga Sinchi, being led into court Saturday, of a series of burglaries in Montauk recently. T.E. McMorrow

Carrie Ann Salvi