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Sag Harbor Village is considering a ban on plastic bags, just as the Towns of East Hampton and Southampton are mulling proposals to prohibit the single-use bags.
Owing to a recent elevation of the cyanobacteria, the East Hampton Town Trustees have closed Georgica Pond for another 21 days, through Nov. 4.
A hearing tonight before the East Hampton Town Board could pit Napeague residents advocating a parking ban along Dolphin Drive against those who see a no-parking zone there as a barrier to the public’s access to town-owned lands.
Members of the Surfrider Foundation opposed to the Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to build a sand dune reinforced with sand-filled geotextile bags on the Montauk beach gathered there last Thursday in protest.
Neighbors of the Maidstone Club have a lawsuit pending in State Supreme Court seeking to have the board require the club to take additional steps to mitigate noise from a pump house that is part of the project.
An Amagansett schoolhouse, built in 1802 by Samuel Schellinger and thought to be the oldest on eastern Long Island, is to be donated to the hamlet’s school district and relocated to the present-day school grounds.
An East Hampton fire chief found "dangerous levels" of carbon monoxide in a house where three men were working Wednesday morning.
William C. Hurley of Sag Harbor, who admitted to being drunk when his pickup truck hit a BMW driving in the opposite direction on Route 114 last year, injuring the driver and her 6-year-old son, was sentenced on Tuesday to two years in state prison.
Valinda Miller Valcich said the auto show was a way to pay tribute to her son, who "loved antique-powered trucks," while also increasing awareness about suicide, which she called an "epidemic" on the South Fork.
Donald Torr will serve five years probation. The Suffolk County district attorney's office had recommended prison time.
Police were on high alert Friday and local schools were briefly put on lockdown as officers from nine departments conducted a townwide search for a despondent man who had fired a shotgun at his house in Springs.

The East Hampton Farm Museum opens on Saturday, visitors will be transported back to 1900, a time when the North Main Street locale of the Selah Lester house, which is now the museum, was a bustling nexus serving the Freetown neighborhood.
With Election Day less than four weeks away, Representative Tim Bishop, a Democrat, and State Senator Lee Zeldin, his Republican challenger, are locked in a close contest.