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  • In February, Rose found herself at a police station with her young daughter in tow after a domestic abuse incident, confused, scared, and unsure what next steps to take. A social worker at the police station told Rose she could seek counseling, but Rose envisioned a scary gym filled with drug addicts and cots.
  • Local Democrats and businesses welcomed Hillary Clinton on Sunday for a jam-packed day of fund-raising.
  • Dozens of men, women, and families gathered at Guild Hall on Aug. 19 for a screening of “The Hunting Ground,” a provocative documentary about sexual assault on college campuses and the blind eye university presidents turn toward the epidemic.
  • A public hearing Monday night at the Springs Firehouse, slated to discuss an environmental assessment of the new cell tower there, turned instead into a heated dispute over the tower’s aesthetics versus its utility.
  • Whenever I call my mom at our home in Portland, Ore., she always gives me the latest news happening on our block, which for the last several years has included a controversy after a permanent unisex bathroom (the cleverly designed “Portland Loo”) was installed in the neighboring public square.
  • Some many years ago, Joy Behar found herself on the receiving end of being taunted, behavior she typically instigates, not endures. She was performing one of her first comedic routines — she began her career when she was almost 40 — as an opener for the drummer Buddy Rich. The audience consisted of other drummers from Queens, and as Ms. Behar stood in front of them, they all banged the tables with their drumsticks.
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to arrive at East Hampton Airport in plenty of time for a Saturday fund-raiser, the first of four events in the Hamptons.
  • The radioactive sands in the area found to be widespread and naturally occurring.
  • Plastic cups are fixtures at bars, beaches, and at pool parties, part of the 33 million tons of plastic waste that Americans generate annually.

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