Mickey Straus was photographed at home last year with an art collection that features South Fork artists such as Ross Bleckner, above. Morgan McGivern
Mickey Straus, far right, with Anne Stringfield, Steve Martin, and his wife, Leila Straus, from left.Patrick McMullan
Jeff Zucker, left, was one of the first participants in the Hamptons Institute, a summer event Mickey Straus conceived for Guild Hall, modeled after the Aspen Institute.Richard Lewin

Jesse Werner Steudte, 21, of Southampton
Jesse Werner Steudte, 21, before his court appearance in Southampton on Saturday morning, where he pleaded not guilty to driving while intoxicated charges after an accident in which a bicyclist was killed. T.E. McMorrow

Call for ‘common sense,’ not Common Core
Dawn Dunn is opting her son, Logan Abdat, out of this week’s state math test. Logan is one of about 20 students at the Springs School who have refused to take this year’s English and math exams. Morgan McGivern

Green dream becomes a business plan, and a mission, for Montauk surfer
Kevin Ahearn Jr. showed a group of Ditch Plain regulars a fish-shaped prototype of a skateboard made from recycled drift nets. Russell Drumm

Partner admits guilt in $118 million scheme
T.E. McMorrow

Montauk effort smaller than hoped; town or county must handle maintenance
Steve Kalimnios of the Royal Atlantic motel speaking at the April 22 meeting Morgan McGivern

John Huber, an attorney representing P.C. Schenck and Sons in its application to install AT&T antennas and ground-based equipment cabinets, addressed the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday. Christopher Walsh

Suffolk Executive Steve Bellone, center, and County Legislator Jay Schneiderman spoke with a group of Montauk residents and business owners on Wednesday during a daylong visit to the East End. Janis Hewitt

East Hampton Town revenue bucked upward trend
Hampton Pix