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Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station will be open on Friday afternoon and on Sunday mornings. Durell Godfrey

Georgica Pond's headwaters near Osteria Salina in Wainscott earlier this spring. The presence of cyanobacteria, which can have harmful health affects in both humans and animals, led to the closing of the pond on Friday. David E. Rattray


Helen S. Rattray, who was inducted into the Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame on Wednesday, has been The East Hampton Star's publisher for 37 years. David E. Rattray

$62 million buys one of storied Seven Sisters
Tick Hall, which was put on the market last week for $62 million, is the easternmost of seven houses in the Montauk Association. Designed by Stanford White’s firm McKim, Mead, and White in the 1880s, all of them are on the National Register of Historic Places. Corcoran

Philip O’Connell vs. Arthur Graham on June 20
Philip O’Connell, left, and Arthur Graham

State kills local regulation of ride-hailing services

With burgers and shakes, John’s Drive-In holds down the ‘old Montauk’ fort
David and Maureen Rutkowski are marking the 50th anniversary of John’s Drive-In in Montauk. Christopher Walsh

Change was ill-timed, confusing, restaurateurs say
Paul Monte said changing the law regarding restaurants’ use of outdoor space just as the busy season begins was “awful” timing. Durell Godfrey

The lack of affordable work-force housing is considered a looming threat
Construction industry growth has driven recent job growth in East Hampton Town, according to an economic study that consultants prepared for the town. Durell Godfrey photos