Villages

Sharp drop in donations could fizzle big show
The volunteers responsible for the Labor Day weekend fireworks, Alex Walter, who is the East Hampton Fire Department’s treasurer, Chief Ray Harden, Walter Wirth of the fireworks committee, and Tom Bock, an ex-chief, are struggling with dwindling funding for the Main Beach show. Bridget LeRoy

Hook Mill
The deterioration of the 1806 Hook Mill was worse than originally anticipated, adding months to the village’s ongoing restoration of the mill. Durell Godfrey




Praise, celebration, some closure follow Navy Seals’ killing of Al Qaeda leader
A flag was placed
A flag was placed next to a sign for the Linda Gronlund Memorial Nature Preserve at Barcelona Neck this week. Ms. Gronlund was among those killed on Sept. 11, 2011, aboard United Flight 93 when it crashed in Shanksville, Pa. David E. Rattray

Study cites improved efficiency and cost savings
Libby Hummer of the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons appeared before the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee on Monday to argue in favor of a professional town manager for East Hampton Town. Janis Hewitt