Villages

While many of her peers were taking care of last-minute dorm shopping and picking their first college classes, Zoe Vatash was getting ready to join the Israeli Army.
The International Solar Energy Society and the Global 100% Renewable Energy Campaign are presenting the webinar, participation in which is free.
Luly Duke, an East Hampton resident who left Cuba as a girl in 1960, was on hand as the American flag was raised over the reopened U.S. embassy in Havana on Friday.
The East End Women’s Alliance has no real organizational structure and no formal positions, although a couple of its members call Lilia Melani “captain” for her ability to coordinate events.
Steven Cohen, an expert on sustainability and public policy who is the executive director of the Columbia University Earth Institute, will speak at the Ross School next Thursday on topics ranging from global economics to the effects of climate change on New York’s coastal areas.
Plastic cups are fixtures at bars, beaches, and at pool parties, part of the 33 million tons of plastic waste that Americans generate annually.
An olive branch extended by two members of the East Hampton Village Board was met with a combative reply at an East Hampton Town Trustees meeting on Tuesday.

It wasn’t even a year after the end of Prohibition when boxes of grain alcohol that had mysteriously appeared on a Promised Land beach caused a near frenzy of scavenging. Then there was the question of what to do with it all as federal agents circled.
On Tuesday night, one month into a temporary moratorium on construction of most new single-family houses and major improvements on existing ones, the Sag Harbor Village Board heard some complaints, as well as four requests for exemptions.