John Aldred of the East Hampton Town Trustees, center, with Charlie Niggles and Terry O’Riordan, weighed the contestants in the trustees’ Largest Clam Contest on Sunday. Durell Godfrey
Ed Hoff Jr. took honors for the largest clam in this year's contest. Durell Godfrey

In sweeping effort to clean up public spaces, plastic straws are also nixed
Main Beach and other East Hampton Village beaches will be smoke-free zones soon. The village board approved a law Friday banning smoking or vaping on public property, including beaches, streets, sidewalks, and parking lots. Durell Godfrey

Amanda Fairbanks, Liza Tremblay, and Sarah Cohen are co-founders of the Shed, a new shared workspace for women at Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor on Tuesdays starting next week. Johnette Howard

Item of the Week From the East Hampton Library Long Island Collection

Their old-time rock ’n’ roll was exactly what the South Fork clubgoers craved
Hot Wax — from left, Bucky Silipo, Fred Goodman, Bruce Beyer, and Bruce Macarthy — will mark 40 years of rock ‘n’ roll on Saturday. Courtesy of Bruce Beyer
Bruce Macarthy, the longtime guitarist of Hot Wax Courtesy of Bruce Beyer

The birds were hip to equinoxes before the modern humans
Even in the early days of fall we can still see an osprey or two around. Terry Sullivan

Volunteers for the Hamptons International Film Festival work hard, but have fun and get to see movies as well. Hamptons International Film Festival
Among the ushers' jobs is distributing and collecting ballots for the audience award winner.Hamptons International Film Festival

The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society could not say for sure without seeing the whale up close what species it was. It was found on an East Hampton Village beach Wednesday morning. Taylor K. Vecsey
A dolphin was found dead near the Main Beach jetty in East Hampton Village Wednesday morning as well. Taylor K. Vecsey
Atlantic Marine Conservation Society

An East Hampton Town Marine Patrol officer watched over a dead minke whale that was found on Indian Wells Beach Monday afternoon. John Musnicki