During a rare John M. Marshall Elementary School field trip to Plum Island last May, David Cataletto, a teacher, and a group of students got an up-close look at the fresh water lake, which is home to diverse populations of wildlife. Christine Sampson

Local trapper says animals get a bad rap, but county says to be alert
Suffolk health officials have asked residents to be on the lookout for uncommon behavior in raccoons after one in Nassau was found to have rabies. Dell Cullum
Raccoons are no longer nocturnal on the East End, where they find plenty of food in garbage throughout the day.Durell Godfrey

A close-up of the artificial turf field at East Hampton High School Christine Sampson

A driver of a pickup truck was unconscious when the first responding units reached him Thursday night after his truck flipped over on Old Stone Highway in Amagansett. Google Maps

Restroom open to all a symbol of acceptance
Nicole Lockwood, left, and Gianna Gregorio successfully pressed the East Hampton High School administration for a gender-neutral bathroom. Barbara Boylan

Amagansett’s small classes imperiled by rental influx?
The East Hampton Housing Authority has purchased 4.7 acres east of the I.G.A. in Amagansett, at left in the photo above, for a 40-unit housing complex, sparking concern among residents about the effect on their taxes and their school. Doug Kuntz

Cantwell and residents applaud Deepwater’s renewable energy scheme
Clint Plummer described aspects of his company’s proposed offshore wind farm on Saturday. Morgan McGivern
Scott Bluedorn of the town's energy sustainability committee, Jillian, Georgia, and Maddie Aldrich, Ashley Morales, and Victor Borisov, all current and former East Hampton students, attended a forum on offshore wind energy at the East Hampton Middle School on Saturday.Christopher Walsh

Hunting group objects to sterilization in village
Though the Village of East Hampton’s contract with White Buffalo expired at the end of 2015, opponents of the deer sterilization program urged the village board to abandon any such action in the future. Durell Godfrey

Nights were quieter, but gripes about some aircraft still skyrocketed