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Pleas for delay of any beach retreat plan
Laura Tooman, president of Concerned Citizens of Montauk, was among a minority of speakers voicing support for the Montauk hamlet study on Tuesday. Christopher Walsh



Councilman David Lys, Andrew Strong, Councilwoman Sylvia Overby, and Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc are among the East Hampton Democratic Committee’s selections for elective office this year. Mr. Strong is the committee's candidate for town justice.
Councilman David Lys, Andrew Strong, Councilwoman Sylvia Overby, and Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc are among the East Hampton Democratic Committee’s selections for elective office this year. Mr. Strong is the committee's candidate for town justice. Susan McGraw Keber
The East Hampton Democratic Committee has nominated Zach Cohen, the incumbents John Aldred, Jim Grimes, Bill Taylor, Susan McGraw-Keber, and Francis Bock, and Tim Garneau for town trustee in the Nov. 5 election. Mr. Grimes, a Republican, has proven a popular member of the trustees and this year assumed the role of deputy clerk. Also nominated but not pictured are another incumbent, Rick Drew, and Mike Martinsen.


Impact on marine wildlife is cited
Susan McGraw Keber of the East Hampton Town Trustees delivered a proclamation from Montauk School students to the town board in support of a ban on the intentional release of balloons. Christopher Walsh



Orsted’s wind farm gets New England partner
The newly merged company behind the South Fork Wind Farm continues to favor an underground cable route through Wainscott, despite community opposition.

Opioid epidemic draws anguish, multifaceted solutions at Southampton forum
Among the policymakers who spoke about the fight against the opioid epidemic at a forum in Southampton last week were, from left, Southampton Town Police Chief Steven Skrynecki, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, and Jim Malatras of the Rockefeller Institute for Government. Suffolk County Executive’s Office