Government

Lease program in Gansett called environmental benefit and reeking nuisance
The floating cages used to grow oysters in Gardiner’s Bay in Amagansett are an eyesore and a navigational hazard, some people complained at a hearing last week on the Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Program. Clayton Sachs

Private group raising money for daily needs
As of Tuesday, members of the Coast Guard, which has stations in Montauk and at the Shinnecock Inlet, are working without paychecks as the federal government shutdown continues into its fifth week. Jane Bimson

Hampton Hopper proposed for ‘last mile’ shuttle bus
Local shuttle buses will pick up commuters at Long Island Rail Road stations and take them to places of employment. Durell Godfrey

Environmental groups have urged town officials to ban intentional releasing of balloons because of the risk it poses to marine and wildlife. Jane Bimson




The proposed South Fork Wind Farm's transmission cable would land at the end of Beach Lane in Wainscott. Doug Kuntz

Dust filled the air behind Amagansett's Main Street on Friday. Christine Sciulli
Particles as fine as flour covered the front stoop of Innersleeve Records in Amagansett.Jack Marshall