Sep 20 2018 - 2:32pm

Christopher Walsh
A week after David Lys won the East Hampton Democratic primary for town councilman and voters rejected the Reform Democrats’ efforts to remake the town’s Democratic Committee, the local party remains split even as November’s election looms.
Christopher Walsh
Hard clams harvested from Lake Montauk, Napeague Harbor, Accabonac Harbor, and Three Mile Harbor are eligible.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A parole board denied Sean P. Ludwick, who is serving prison time for the drunken-driving crash that killed his passenger in 2015, in his first attempt at parole earlier this month, citing a “lack of empathy and shallow remorse,” according to the decision released by the New York State Department of Corrections this week.
Johnette Howard
Bridgehampton School District residents approved an additional $4.74 million in funding last Thursday for the district’s renovation and expansion project, bumping the total funding for the project to $29.4 million and avoiding a new round of delays that could have pushed completion of the project well past the current July 2020 target date.
Christopher Walsh
Last month, Perry Gershon, the Democratic Party’s candidate to represent New York’s First Congressional District, told The Star that he was confident that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party’s campaign arm for the House of Representatives, would soon add him to its Red to Blue list of top-tier candidates to which it provides funding and organizational support. “They’re aware of our race; they know it’s winnable,” he said at the time.
Johnette Howard
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has ruled that the Sand Land industrial mine in Noyac must stop its controversial mining operations and confine itself solely to remediation work on the 50-acre site, potentially ending a two-decades-long fight between the mine’s owner and local citizens, elected officials, and environmental groups who have contended the mine was polluting the region’s aquifer and should be shut down.
Johnette Howard
Springs school officials met with two members of the East Hampton Town Board last week and agreed to the town’s request for more detailed information about the additional $235,000 the district is seeking to help it upgrade to a nitrogen-reducing wastewater treatment system.
Taylor K. Vecsey
An East Hampton man was arrested last week about a month after police said he tackled and choked a former girlfriend on the sidewalk in Montauk.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A grand jury indicted Andrew D. Hellman of East Hampton on charges related to a drunken driving accident in Montauk that left an East Hampton Town police officer injured on Labor Day weekend.
Christopher Walsh
As it had indicated earlier this month, Deepwater Wind has submitted an application to the New York State Public Service Commission for the portion of its proposed South Fork Wind Farm’s transmission cable that would lie in state waters and underground on a path from its landing to the Long Island Power Authority substation in East Hampton.

Daily Grind

It’s Time to Register to Vote
The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will mark National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday by distributing voter registration forms and absentee ballot applications in English and Spanish in South Fork communities. T
New Home for Jazz Jam
The Jam Session, a nonprofit organization that has hosted a weekly jazz jam at Bay Burger in Sag Harbor since 2009, has announced a new home as of next month.
HIFF Announces Full Slate of Films and Talks on Website
Amid scores of films, here are some highlights and potential sellouts at this year's Hamptons International Film Festival -- before tickets go on sale Sept. 24.

The Arts

Mark Segal
Renovations on the old barber shop and beauty parlor on North Sea Road in Southampton Village, which will become the Southampton African American Museum, are scheduled to begin this week.
Jennifer Landes
The Hamptons International Film Festival this week released its full online guide in advance of individual tickets going on sale on Monday.
Star Staff
The Choral Society of the Hamptons will hold auditions on Monday evening at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church.
Jennifer Landes
The Hamptons International Film Festival will offer a preview of an HBO documentary about the actress Jane Fonda on Saturday at Guild Hall.
Mark Segal
30 Squared at Water Mill Museum; abstraction at the White Room; Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas talks sculpture, and more
Jennifer Landes
Scientists from Brookhaven National Lab and the Metropolitan Museum of Art will come together at the Parrish Art Museum to discuss developments in conservation in a lively casual atmosphere on Friday.

Food

Jennifer Landes
Diversity and a global perspective that reflected back on the East End were the emphasis of this year’s Food Lab conference.
Laura Donnelly
A lot of talk about local food, while thinking about what to do with what remains of the summer and fall harvest
Jamie Bufalino
Restaurants shuffle in Montauk in the spring; Oktoberfest at Rowdy Hall; casting call for “Master Chef,” and more

Sports

Jon M. Diat
It’s not a national holiday, but Tumbleweed Tuesday, the day after Labor Day, passed by us a few weeks ago.
Jack Graves
Kathy McGeehan, the veteran coach of East Hampton High School’s girls volleyball team, said in the first week of the season that this edition had the potential to be one of her best. She probably should have said had the potential to be her best, period.
Jack Graves
Don McGovern and Kevin McConville, East Hampton High’s boys soccer and girls tennis coaches, have good teams, but they were thinking this week of ways in which they could become even better.
Jack Graves
While Monday wasn’t homecoming — this coming weekend is — it seemed as if it were: Five of East Hampton High School’s teams played here that day, with three of them, girls volleyball, field hockey, and boys soccer, winning, and with two of them, girls tennis, which had been undefeated, and junior varsity football, losing.
Larry Penny
September is not only back-to-school month, it is also the end-of-harvest month and fish-after-fish month. It is the time of the great migration: birds, fish, whales, and even butterflies and darning needles are winging it south.