May 25 2017 - 5:02pm

Christopher Walsh
Conditions in Georgica Pond are ripe for yet another harmful algal bloom, the East Hampton Town Trustees were told on Monday, and they should consider an emergency opening of the pond to the Atlantic Ocean, which would mitigate the situation.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A fire Monday evening at Safelite AutoGlass in Bridgehampton left the building badly damaged, but firefighters saved it from total destruction.
Joanne Pilgrim
As restaurateurs gear up for Memorial Day weekend and the start of the moneymaking season, some are criticizing a proposed new law that they say would affect patrons waiting to be seated.
Christopher Walsh
Laura Tooman assumed the presidency of the Concerned Citizens of Montauk on May 1, just as the town embarked on a monumental effort to protect groundwater, a coastal assessment resiliency plan is developed, hamlet studies proceed, and the summer visitors arrive.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A couple getting their Springs house ready for the summer rental season lost everything on Saturday night to a fire that presented challenges for firefighters
Christopher Walsh
The stage may have been set last week for primary bids for East Hampton Town Board nominations in advance of the November election.
Joanne Pilgrim
With so much going on around us on the East End every summer, some might forget to look up. But to the founders of the Montauk Observatory, the heavens, and our unobstructed view of stars, planets, and the Milky Way are worthy of attention — and a decade of effort.
Judy D’Mello

Isabel Carmichael
A contest is on to see who can guess the weight of Rudy the rooster, a Jersey Black Giant who is large even for the breed. Rudy lives at Rita’s Stables on West Lake Drive in Montauk.

Daily Grind

Mark Segal
Montauk’s Woodbine Collection is holding an exhibition of paintings by Kenneth B. Walsh, who lived there in the 1960s and ’70s and founded the Bonart Gallery.
Star Staff
You will find your copy inside, and it is packed with smart, juicy, well-written stories that take you deeper into the world we are so lucky to share here on the East End.
Star Staff
A party and performance at the Stephen Talkhouse Thursday at 8.
Christopher Walsh
The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett will host a party on Tuesday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to raise money for the Dell Cullum, a photographer, wildlife removal specialist, and anti-litter crusader who was injured last month when he fell from a roof while rescuing an animal.
Star Staff
At its inaugural School Wellness Leadership Awards ceremony last Thursday, the Wellness Foundation honored the East Hampton Middle School for its long-term dedication to students’ health.

The Arts

Jennifer Landes
It might seem odd that Ruth Appelhof is currently in Rome, assembling a book proposal on the American artist Lee Krasner. But most everything about the project embraces the improbable and the serendipitous.
Mark Segal
The official start of summer might be June 21, but on the East End it comes early — this Saturday, to be exact, when the first of the summer’s benefit events, the ARF Designer Show House, kicks off three months of fund-raisers that support a wide range of charities and cultural institutions. (The ARF event is covered in more detail on C4.)
Taylor K. Vecsey
Fund-raising momentum is building for the purchase of the Sag Harbor Cinema property. Last week, boldface names such as Billy Joel, Martin Scorsese, and Harvey Weinstein were revealed to have joined the campaign. This week, Andy Cohen, who has a house on Noyac Bay, announced his support as well.
Jennifer Landes
With a fresh outlook and a new lineup chock-full of luminaries, the Fridays at Five series of author talks at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will have a new look and feel this year.
Jennifer Landes
Scott Schwartz speaks in superlatives — “greatest,” “magnificent,” “world-class,” “thrilling,” “unparalleled,” and that is just in one sentence. Well, not really, but it is tempting to go “over the top” after spending an hour with his infectious enthusiasm.
Star Staff
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present tomorrow at 6 p.m. a performance by Hopefully Forgiven, whose musical styles, ranging from bluegrass to rock, are familiar to East End music fans.

Food

Jennifer Landes
A new Greek restaurant called Calissa will open on Montauk Highway in Water Mill this weekend, taking over the space occupied a few years back by Trata East and a slew of short-lived followers.
Laura Donnelly
Lulu Kitchen and Bar opened on Sag Harbor’s Main Street a few weeks ago and I like it very much.
Joanne Pilgrim
At East Hampton Point, which opens this holiday weekend, Craig Atwood, who served as the restaurant’s chef from 2008 to 2010, has returned this year and revamped the menu. Dan’s Taste of Summer culinary events begin this weekend with Dan’s Rosé Soirée on Sunday at the Southampton Arts Center on Job’s Lane from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be more than 30 types of rosé to taste, and food from top chefs and restaurants including Baron’s Cove, Loaves and Fishes, and the East Pole.

Sports

Larry Penny
Sunday night was cloudy and cool with a slight breeze. I set out for a second night on the trail of the once common but now rare whippoorwill. Last Thursday the Noyac and Bridgehampton hills were under my microscope. Sunday night it would be Northwest Woods in East Hampton and Napeague. I didn’t hear a single whippoorwill the first night. I was hoping that it would be a different story the second time out.
Jon M. Diat
Despite launching my boat for the season back on March 13, an overly aggressive early date, this spring’s copiously rainy and windy weather left very few opportunities to wet a line and finally put some fresh fish on the table.
Jack Graves
Soon after disembarking recently from a 20-hour flight to Beijing from Dallas, Shana Menu Altschuler and a 14-year-old German-bred gray mare stabled in China were flying over 4-foot-11-inch obstacles — very much like those at the Hampton Classic Grand Prix — to victory in an FEI Longines World Cup-China League open speed class.
Star Staff
Local Sports History
Jack Graves
East Hampton High’s lacrosse teams finished near the bottom of their divisions, and the baseball team went 0-20, but they haven’t stopped thinking about tomorrow, as it were.