If you paid attention to the news in February and March, you may know about the resurgence, at least locally, of one of the rarest of whales, the North Atlantic right whale, in New England coastal waters.
East Hampton Town police said John Marino, 43, was driving a 1960 Volkswagen on East Lake Drive in Montauk at about 3 a.m. when the car left the road and hit a stop sign at the Montauk Highway intersection.
As schools across the state anticipate third through eighth grade testing in English language arts and math to begin next week, a survey of school districts between Bridgehampton and Montauk this week showed fewer children seem to be opting out this year.
Feedback from roughly 500 Sag Harbor residents favored purchasing the former Stella Maris Regional School and transforming it into a center for early childhood education, according to survey results released last week by the Sag Harbor School District.
Changes are afoot in Amagansett’s commercial district. At Amagansett Square, Crossroads Music, which closed at the end of 2015 to the dismay of South Fork musicians, was not the only store to vacate its premises in recent months.
An artist with a studio on Plank Road, East Hampton, called East Hampton Town police there shortly before midnight on Saturday, leading to the arrest of a Bayport woman on multiple charges including the theft of his debit cards.
The East Hampton Town Trustees gave formal support on Monday to a state bill that would grant the Village of Sag Harbor authority over waterways beyond the present 1,500-foot boundary, expanding its jurisdictional reach into areas that fall within East Hampton Town.
Work will be complete on the Army Corps of Engineers downtown Montauk beach project within days, but it remains to be seen what the changes on the beach will mean for the summer season, when throngs of locals and visitors head to the downtown shore for a day of sun, surf, and sand.