News

Old guard says ‘no way’ to surf lessons in break
Surfing lesson operators have been criticized for taking too much space at Ditch Plain Beach in Montauk, like these vans used by the Corey's Wave company, and creating havoc in the water, as well as making aggressive sales pitches to passers-by. Debbie Kuntz

Hillary Clinton will be on hand for fund-raisers from Aug. 28 through 30, including a late-night concert by the singer Jimmy Buffett. Durell Godfrey

Water pollution a target in 20-year extension slated for November ballot
Kevin McDonald of the Nature Conservancy voiced his support for the community preservation fund water quality improvement initiative at a hearing last week. Morgan McGivern
Alec Baldwin agreed with more than two dozen speakers who endorsed a proposal to use some of the community preservation land fund to protect water quality. Morgan McGivern

Four schools score above state averages, one below
Testing seats in the East Hampton School District Christine Sampson

Environmental focus suggested for ‘dormant’ harbor management committee

A house just under 5,300 square feet is proposed for one-acre lot on Lincoln Street in Sag Harbor’s Ninevah Beach neighborhood.

At a press conference on Monday to announce a $250,000 state grant for the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. was joined by the center’s supporters, board members, its executive director, Maureen Wikane, and its namesake, Eleanor Whitmore. Christine Sampson

Things were a little different at the dawn of surf fishing in Montauk
John Ciullo caught this hefty 47-pound striped bass off Montauk Point. Sam Doughty

Where was protocol? No one notified the fire departments or police.
A plane that had trouble with its landing gear blocked the runway, preventing other aircraft from taking off, last Thursday. Hampton Pix