Dems’ top picks; Independence Party surprises
East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson, right, spoke to an Independence Party screening committee Monday in Amagansett. Matthew Taylor

Citizens group demonstrates strength and calls for legal backbone
public support for beach-access rights
Members of Citizens for Access Rights and other supporters of beach driving stressed the importance of fighting a lawsuit that could close parts of the oceanfront to the public. Morgan McGivern

Ball in F.A.A.’s court; safety concerns emerge
Unused runway at East Hampton Airport
If the Federal Aviation Administration agrees with the East Hampton Town Board, an unused section of the East Hampton Airport could be the site of a two-day August pop music festival. David E. Rattray

Machines used to remove trees were prohibited in original D.E.C. permit
nature preserve in Springs
The removal of trees at a town nature preserve in Springs slated to be restored as a meadow may run counter to the terms of a state permit. Joanne Pilgram