Plans are to be made in conjunction with existing coastal planning policies, such as the longstanding and state approved Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan. Durell Godfrey

Water-quality measure on Nov. 8 ballot

A “novel ecotype.”
Left uncultivated after many years of farming, a field on Deerfield Road in Water Mill grew up naturally with native plants. Larry Penny

Researchers in Australia decided to examine persistent claims from chronic lung disease sufferers that they could breathe more easily after a day of surfing
Jonathan Whitestone with a striped bass caught on bunker chunk from White Sands Beach on Napeague. Harvey Bennett

A sport utility vehicle struck a utility pole near Bistrian's Gravel in East Hampton late Tuesday afternoon. Morgan McGivern photos
Springs-Fireplace Road near Bistrian's was closed during the accident investigation.
Angel Tejeda-Lavarreda was led into a police cruiser after his arraignment in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Wednesday.T.E. McMorrow

Joseph R. Dowling EHTPD

A Narcan training kit Christine Sampson

The Book Brigade numbered close to 1,000, exceeding all expectations
A formal ribbon-cutting was a joyful moment celebrated, from left, by Cathy Creedon, the library director, Donna Fisher and Diane Schiavoni, two library staff members, Sag Harbor Village Mayor Sandra Schroeder, New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., and Craig Rhodes, vice president of the library's board of trustees, along with Dorothy Ingersoll Zaykowski, seated in front. Christine Sampson photos
Jordan Grimaldi, 3, of Noyac, takes the book from a community member as her brother, Jasper Grimaldi, 5, and her father, James Grimaldi, get ready to take the book into their own hands as well.
Joyce Shulman, right, takes a selfie with her daughter, Madelyn Cohen, during the book brigade as her niece Katherine Howard, visiting from out-of-town, looks on.
Community members of all ages came down to Main Street on Saturday morning to take part in the book brigade that was part of the opening ceremonies for the newly renovated John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor.
As the book brigade progressed, a large crowd gathered outside the library waiting for its arrival.
Catherine Creedon, the director of the John Jermain Memorial Library, held up the book “Sag Harbor: The Story of an American Beauty” by Dorothy Ingersoll Zaykowski, which arrived at the library after being passed hand-to-hand during a "book brigade" by residents who lined up starting at the library's temporary home on Water Street.
Diana Kolhoff, center, the president of the Sag Harbor School Board, along with her daughters, Helena, 10, left, and Alaia, 8, right, signed a guest book that is intended to be a record of the opening ceremonies at John Jermain Memorial Library.
Caitlin McSweeney, left, and Emily Glass, both Pierson Middle and High School students, said they are looking forward to spending tons of time at the newly renovated John Jermain Memorial Library.
Less than half an hour after the library's doors reopened, families could already be seen taking advantage of the revamped children's room.

A Suffolk County medevac helicopter picked up a woman who was seriously injured in an accident in Montauk on Friday afternoon. Tycho Burwell photos
Emergency medical personnel with the Montauk Fire Department treated and transported the injured woman to a waiting Suffolk County medevac helicopter.
The Suffolk County medevac helicopter taking off for Stony Brook.