In extreme temperatures, dogs can quickly go outside to relieve themselves, but then they should go back inside where it is warm, according to the Suffolk S.P.C.A. Taylor K. Vecsey

Joshua Borsack, at his desk at Strong Insurance Agency in East Hampton, showed just a fraction of the gift cards he and his wife, Summer Borsack, have collected for Coast Guard members stationed in Montauk. Carissa Katz
A truck load full of groceries, as well as other goods seen here at the Strong Insurance Agency's office, have already been handed over to the U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association to be handed out to Coast Guard members and their families.Summer Borsack
Fran Libert came over from Orient for the sale, Durell Godfrey Photos
This woman found a needlepoint with her name on it — Phyllis!
The thrift shop was packed on the opening day of the sale.

Lease program in Gansett called environmental benefit and reeking nuisance
The floating cages used to grow oysters in Gardiner’s Bay in Amagansett are an eyesore and a navigational hazard, some people complained at a hearing last week on the Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Program. Clayton Sachs
Private group raising money for daily needs
As of Tuesday, members of the Coast Guard, which has stations in Montauk and at the Shinnecock Inlet, are working without paychecks as the federal government shutdown continues into its fifth week. Jane Bimson
Hampton Hopper proposed for ‘last mile’ shuttle bus
Local shuttle buses will pick up commuters at Long Island Rail Road stations and take them to places of employment. Durell Godfrey
North Main site to highlight work of renowned craftsmen
Dominy shops at Mulford Farm property in 2017 Durell Godfrey
Owners seek Z.B.A. okay, 54 variances for new house on the dune
The owners of a beachfront Lily Pond Lane property in a coastal erosion hazard area want to tear down this house and build a new one in its place. Jamie Bufalino
A Peter Spacek cartoon that appeared in the Star on Aug. 30, 2017.
At the Springs Food Pantry last week, Deanna Tikkanen and Pamela Bicket helped unload bags of frozen vegetables produced through a partnership with the Amagansett Food Institute’s South Fork Kitchens and Share the Harvest Farm. Isabella Harford