3 years into study, a sense they’ve been left out
Jim Grimes urged his fellow residents of Montauk to become directly involved in planning for the hamlet’s future. Christopher Walsh

Report IDs four sites on and near airport as sources of the contamination
A report from AECOM Technical Services Northeast found that past use or storage of firefighting foam at and near the East Hampton Airport had impacted groundwater at the site. Doug Kuntz

The Spur Innovation Center got a $500,000 economic development grant. Above, an architectural rendering of the new workspace and event hub under construction in Southampton. Studio2 FLA

Kathy Cunningham and Sam Kramer were sworn in as officers of the East Hampton Town Planning Board last Thursday. Christopher Walsh

Storms, flooding, pests; it’s not just a theory
Gerard Drive in Springs was overtopped by waves and undermined during a November storm. Damage due to high storm tides has increased in recent years due to sea level rise. David E. Rattray

Water quality, climate change, and affordable housing topped the agenda and are likely to remain there
East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said that the town board made good progress on a number of difficult challenges in 2018. Durell Godfrey

Oyster boxes in Gardiner’s Bay Photo by Clayton Sachs