Grants, loans would eliminate homeowners’ up-front costs, county exec says
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has been traveling the county this week promote a proposal to establish a grant and loan program to help homeowners through out the county replace antiquated septic systems with new ones that remove nitrogen, which has been identified as a major cause of surface and groundwater pollution. David E. Rattray

The Town of Southampton reached a settlement with Howard Lutnick over a barn and a basketball court that clear up longstanding issues in one of the first - and worst - conservation easements ever written in the town, officials said. Hamptons Pix

Ray DiBiese of McLean Associates is heading up a traffic and pedestrian safety study of downtown Bridgehampton. Taylor K. Vecsey

Bioswales under construction on the East Hampton Village green are intended to trap pollutants and silt, improving the health of Town and Hook Ponds. Durell Godfrey

Courtney Sale Ross, right, with Julie Andrews in March of 2016 Morgan McGivern

Dominique Garstin was reunited with her dog, Yogi Bob, on Monday at the Hempstead Animal Shelter.
Dominique Garstin embraces Yogi Bob.

One of the boats on sale. Hugh Brown

Sue Farrell, a mother of two and the children's librarian at the John Jermain Memorial Library, was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. GoFundMe

The Maidstone Club Durell Godfrey

The pool house at 3 Georgica Road was destroyed Tuesday morning. Michael Heller photos
Kenny Collum and Kent Howie, fire marshals, investigated the fire's cause soon after it was extinguished.