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

An East Hampton field was the latest stop in cross-country "culinary tour"
Durell Godfrey
Leah Scafe, the director of Outstanding in the Field, and Jim Denevan, its founder, talked to dinner guests about their mission. Durell Godfrey
Jason Weiner, left, of Almond in Bridgehampton was the guest chef at the Sept. 10 dinner.Durell Godfrey
Brian Halweil of Edible East End talked about the beauty and bounty of locally grown and produced foods. Durell Godfrey
Steve Winkler surveyed the common table before dinner.Durell Godfrey
Rive Weiner and Clio Halweil romped in the field. Durell Godfrey
Guests included, from left, Mike Martinsen of the Montauk Shellfish Company, and Christine and John Lamprecht.Durell Godfrey
Touring EECO FarmDurell Godfrey

Families come off-season for the ‘great’ schools
Last summer, Antonia and Evan DiPaolo moved from New Jersey to Sag Harbor, where they are now renting a house. Their three children, Charlie, Lulu, and Philip, all attend Sag Harbor schools. Morgan McGivern