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  • Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has endorsed Perry Gershon’s campaign to represent New York’s First Congressional District. Mr. Gershon, who lives in East Hampton, won the June 26 Democratic primary and will challenge the incumbent, Representative Lee Zeldin, in the Nov. 6 election.
  • Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle passed a three-bill package to promote water quality protection. The bills passed both houses of the Legislature by overwhelming margins and will be submitted to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to sign into law.
  • A response to the mass shootings in Parkland, Fla., and elsewhere will manifest next Thursday at Guild Hall with Young Musicians Unite for Gun Sanity, a benefit for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
  • The Town of East Hampton and the Suffolk County Water Authority have jointly applied for grant funding under New York State's Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017 to extend water mains to residences in Wainscott at which private wells have tested positive for perfluorinated compounds.
  • The majority of people in a house off Abraham's Path were out-of-towners working for local businesses, according to officials, and 18 of them were sleeping on mattresses on the floor of a basement with no smoke or carbon monoxide detectors.
  • The fifth annual benefit for All Star Code, an organization that helps African-American and Latino boys attain the skills, networks, and mind-sets to succeed in computer science and coding, happens on Saturday evening at the East Hampton residence of Loida Lewis.
  • Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle announced on Monday that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will host a series of meetings to gather feedback from key stakeholders about the state’s current commercial fishing licensing system and ideas for reforms to modernize and improve the program.
  • The East Hampton Town Trustees are reviewing an updated draft of a “community benefits” package from Deepwater Wind and have appointed four trustees to choose an attorney to help examine it.
  • The campaign to represent New York’s First Congressional District, pitting the Republican incumbent, Representative Lee Zeldin, against Perry Gershon, the Democratic nominee, is drawing national attention.
  • James Tomarken, the Suffolk County health commissioner, announced on Friday that five new mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. To date, the county has confirmed nine positive mosquito samples, but no human cases of the virus have been reported as yet.

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