Town abruptly ends a hazardous practice
At the East Hampton Town Parks Department, spray foam insulation chemical residue left in barrels slated to be trash bins was dumped into a drain and on the ground, and may have made workers ill. Joanne Pilgrim

The birds that have been showing up at your feeder daily will still need another couple of weeks of food to keep them going
In the old days there was more overwintering fruit, such as holly berries, on the South Fork to keep robins and other birds well fed in the cold months. Claudia Ward

The vehicles involved in the crash on Montauk Highway in Water Mill Tuesday morning sustained heavy damage. Austin Handler photos

The fire was reported in a commercial building on Washington Avenue in East Hampton.
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Clams washed up on Beach Lane and Town Line Road beaches this weekend. Susan Metzger
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Steven Lee, right, left the courthouse after the first day of his trail on a felony charge of illegal surveillance. With him were his attorneys, Patrick O'Connell, left, and James O'Shea. T.E. McMorrow

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Fourth graders make pitch to ditch plastics
Fourth graders at the Montauk School are working with some success to convince businesses to switch from plastic straws to paper ones.

Excavation began yesterday