Firefighters doused flames, quickly putting a stop to a fire that spread from a Dumpster to the house. Hampton Pix
Hampton Pix
Fire officials survey the damage to the house on Marine Boulevard Sunday evening. Amagansett Fire Department

In an effort to reduce the numbers of mosquitoes and to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, Suffolk County is holding a "Zika Action Day." Suffolk County Department of Health

C.D.C.H. takeover fails, 85 kids to go elsewhere
The Child Development Center of the Hamptons will close at the end of the 2016-17 school year; it is unclear what will become of the school building. Morgan McGivern

Weed harvester blades could harm creatures

The East Hampton Fire Department honored Joseph DeCristofaro, center, for 60 years as a volunteer firefighter at its annual inspection dinner at the Maidstone Club in East Hampton last month. Michael Heller
Richard Osterberg Jr., who stepped down as East Hampton Fire Department chief on April 30, Ken Wessberg, its current chief, and Gerry Turza, its first assistant chief, gave David Brown, left, a plaque last month in recognition of his 50 years as an East Hampton firefighter. Michael Heller
Officials saluted Joseph DeCristofaro at the annual East Hampton Fire Department dinner.Michael Heller

Dormitories? Trailers?
Jeffrey Freireich, Paul Monte, Tom Ruhle, and Catherine Casey discussed the need for workforce housing with members of the East Hampton Business Alliance at CittaNuova restaurant in East Hampton yesterday. Morgan McGivern

Pleasant Lane, a two-way, dead-end street that ends near the village's long-term parking lot, will remain that way after residents opposed the village's exploration of opening it up into the lot and making it a partial one-way street. Christine Sampson photos
Francine Hanford, who has lived on Pleasant Lane most of her life and who opposed the proposed changes, told the village board to "leave our street alone."
Another view of Pleasant Lane, a dead-end street

The Amagansett School superintendent, Eleanor Tritt, second from right, faced numerous questions about the proposed school budget from residents in attendance at Tuesday's school board meeting, as members of the school board looked on. Christine Sampson