Illegal influence? Let the D.A. decide
The matter of a sale of town property to the new owners of the Ronjo motel in Montauk, which is being renovated and will become the Montauk Beach House, continued to make waves at an East Hampton Town Board meeting last week. David E. Rattray

Jitney’s passenger dock plan sails ever closer to approval at packed hearing
Anton Hagen and Brendan Skislock sat on the floor near Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr.
Anton Hagen and Brendan Skislock sat on the floor near Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., and the board members Bruce Stafford and Edward Gregory at Tuesday’s hearing on a law that would allow ferries to dock in the village. Carrie Ann Salvi

Levies allowed to increase despite state cap

Islandwide survey to help ancient invertebrates
John Tanacredi is asking for Long Island volunteers who will keep their eyes peeled for mating horseshoe crabs. He heads Dowling College’s annual inventory of the ancient marine arthropods. Diane SanRoman

Business owners and environmentalists alike shout down effort on crowding
Like many business owners who spoke at a hearing last Thursday in East Hampton Town Hall, Paul Monte expressed his opposition to a proposed entertainment permit. Carrie Ann Salvi

Eelgrass Carrie Ann Salvi

Man accused of breaking into music mogul's house will undergo psychological evaluation
Quamine T. Taylor walked from East Hampton Town Justice Court on Thursday. T.E. McMorrow

Trustees don’t want town lands commercialized
The East Hampton Town Trustees are poised to ban for-profit activities on town beaches. Durell Godfrey

New connections, added lanes, marked routes
Bike lanes such as this one, on Route 114 on North Haven, will be coming to the South Fork next spring. Carrie Ann Salvi