The Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter will have its rock wall in Herrick Park as part of the fun for kids during Saturday's festival. Durell Godfrey

Several members of the late Paul Hansen's family gathered outside the Central Islip courtroom where Sean P. Ludwick was sentenced yesterday on vehicular homicide charges in Mr. Hansen's 2015 death. T.E. McMorrow
"I do take responsibility for this," Sean Ludwick told a judge at his sentencing Wednesday.James Carbone

Sydney Ireland, right, was on a campaign to get the Boy Scouts of America to let her participate in its programs, as her brother, Bryan, left, does. Now she can. Gary Ireland

Climate link suspected as beetle spreads
The southern pine beetle, which burrows under pine tree bark and creates these clumps of resin on tree trunks shown here, has killed about six acres of pines in East Hampton’s Northwest woods. East Hampton Town
The dead tops of pines killed by an infestation of southern pine beetles are visible in an aerial shot of acreage in Northwest, while tree trunks in the roughly six-acre area affected also show signs of the pine beetles. East Hampton Town

Architects’ vision prompts look at village’s future

After sending volunteers to Texas, East End Cares to hold benefit in Montauk Saturday
Maureen Rutkowski of Montauk joined Team Rubicon in hurricane-battered Beaumont, Tex. Courtesy Team Rubicon
At the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons on Wednesday, Michelle Forrester held Scooby, one of 67 dogs and cats that arrived from Rincon, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday by chartered plane. Durell Godfrey