Daily Grind

Several parties and benefits kicked off the summer season last weekend, including Planned Parenthood, which raised more than $220,000 at its benefit.
A fake giraffe standing at least nine feet tall was found chained to a tree at the Hunting Lane entrance to the East Hampton Village Nature Trail on Wednesday morning, puzzling police who said nothing like it had been reported stolen as of about 9 a.m.
Recently, a group of Stony Brook Southampton film students pared down their approaches to storytelling, borrowing ideals adopted by Danish avant-garde directors in 1995.
A grassroots group started by Pierson students is raising money to help other local charities and may soon become an official nonprofit in its own right.
Residents and visitors turned out to remember the fallen this Memorial Day at parades and observances on a rainy and overcast day on the South Fork.
The Sag Harbor School District is considering tapping its reserves for repairs related to its ongoing construction work and will hold the necessary public hearing to invite comment on the matter at a special meeting on Tuesday.
Getting to the true meaning of Memorial Day weekend, there will be several observances on the South Fork during which residents can pay their respects to the fallen.
As the summer begins, the Coast Guard is calling on boaters to practice safe habits on the water to further reduce boat-related deaths, which officials said were down in 2015 compared to the previous year.
Southampton Town announced this week that it will institute a parking violations amnesty program, waiving costly penalities, over the next two months.
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