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Court strikes down efforts to tamp aircraft noise
East Hampton Town’s 2015 laws restricting overnight takeoffs and landings at East Hampton Airport, and limiting noisy planes — an attempt to reduce the aircraft noise that generates complaints from across the East End — were struck down last week in federal court. Morgan McGivern

Big night for incumbents: LaValle, Thiele re-elected
Lee Zeldin, right, was easily re-elected to a second term in Congress on Tuesday, defeating his opponent, former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst. Photos by Durell Godfrey and Morgan McGivern

The project will include a landscaped center island and multiple crosswalks.
A roundabout at the intersection of Buell and Toilsome Lanes in East Hampton Village could be constructed in spring 2017, a consulting engineer told the village board last Thursday.

Docked 30 days for ‘unauthorized work,’ ‘reckless conduct,’ he denies charges
Bill Taylor
The East Hampton Town Board voted to suspend Bill Taylor for 30 days without pay. He has pledged to fight charges. Morgan McGivern
Members of the East Hampton Library’s teen advisory board, including, from left, Wells Woolcott, Ashley Simons, Samantha Dossantos, Jackie Chuya, Taylor O’Neil, Gaby Arevalo, and Raquel Burns, helped design the library’s new young-adult room. Christine Sampson

Benjamin Lehman, 25, was charged with three counts of rape Tuesday afternoon. East Hampton Town police said he had sex three times with two 16-year-old girls. T.E. McMorrow

Debbie Blake-Frasca and her daughter, Megan Morici, invented the Handy Apple, an apple holder for children. Jason Carey

Advocates field a flood of concerned calls
Nancy Nano of Noyac, who became a United States citizen in May, voted in her first U.S. presidential election on Tuesday. Durell Godfrey

A voter at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor filled in her ballot on Tuesday. Durell Godfrey

From left, Rona Klopman, an active member of the East Hampton Democratic Committee, along with Betty Mazur, the committee's vice chairwoman, and Audrey Gaines, an East Hampton resident who heads the East Hampton Town Anti-Bias Task Force, were among those who watched the election results at an East Hampton Democratic Committee gathering on Tuesday night at LTV Studios. Christine Sampson