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An erosion-control project installed by the Army Corps of Engineers on the Montauk beach, dubbed “Dirtbag Beach,” has made it into Senator Jeff Flake’s annual “Wastebook,” a compendium of government pork and boondoggles.

Investigator to list cause as undetermined
Smoke billowed from several Main Street buildings, including the Sag Harbor Cinema on Dec. 16. Michael Heller

Joseph G. Worysz, left, and Maximillian H. Bonilla, right, were arrested Monday. Riverhead Town police

Cost of fire not yet known; entire village feels sting
On Dec. 21, Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, County Executive Steve Bellone, and Sag Harbor Village Mayor Sandra Schroeder stopped at the site of the demolished buildings during an outing to encourage people to shop locally after the fire. Durell Godfrey

Hayground School students including, from left, Eve Achuthan-Kozar, Rive Weiner, Leslie Samuel, Felicia Franklin, Kodiak Tarrant-Papasadora, and Nico Pontecorvo, with their teacher, Julie Fanelli-Denny, earned recognition for their health-related inventions. Christine Sampson


Officials, including County Executive Steve Bellone and Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, surveyed the damage to the buildings on Sag Harbor's Main Street. Shane Dyckman, dressed in his firefighter gear, lost his business, Sagtown Coffee, and his wife's business, Collette Luxury Consignment. Taylor K. Vecsey
Taylor Vecsey
Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone surveyed the damage at the back of Sagtown Coffee.
County Executive Steve Bellone and Mayor Sandra Schroeder
Shane Dyckman, the owner of Sagtown Coffee, speaking to County Executive Steve Bellone, center, and Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, helped fight the fire as a volunteer firefighter with Sag Harbor's Fire Department.
Steve Bellone surveys the damage at SagTown Coffee.
An interior view of Collette Luxury Consignment, which was also badly damaged.
The back of the Sag Harbor Cinema

Durell Godfrey

Sag Harbor gas station is target of group’s ire