Who will pay for repairs? The Army Corps? The town?
Waves whipped up by Tropical Storm Hermine washed away sand on the downtown Montauk beach, creating a cliff and exposing the buried sandbags of the new Army Corps of Engineers erosion barrier. Jane Bimson
High tides from Hermine exposed concrete pavers installed by the Army Corps for a vehicle access to the downtown Montauk beach. Jane Bimson
Sand fencing surrounding the Army Corps sandbag project in downtown Montauk was stripped away by Hermine’s waves, but collected for reinstallation. Jane Bimson
The downtown beach as it looked in April after completion of the Army Corps project T.E. McMorrow
Exposed sandbags on the beach this week David E. Rattray
Snow fencing delineating the edge of the project areaSheila Rooney
Sand covering the large geotextile bags was washed away by Hermine's waves. Sheila Rooney

Police found 18 people staying at 13 Beech Hollow Court in Montauk during a raid on Saturday morning. T.E. McMorrow

East Hampton's fund is up 9.5 as of July compared to the same period last year, while most other towns lag
The community preservation fund in East Hampton has received boosts from big sales so far this year, like David Geffen's sale of several properties on West End Road, including this house formerly owned by Courtney Ross, for a total of $50 million in June. Hampton Pix

Neighbors oppose Amagansett farmland development

Water quality program tests free septic systems at 39 county properties