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I asked John if he thought it was because of all the time he’s spent at sea that he was so passionate about the birds in his backyard
As a surfer rode a picture-perfect wave east of the Montauk Lighthouse a few weeks ago, so many sea scoters dotted the surface that the sea looked like it could use a shave. James Katsipis

A snowy owl, photographed recently on the South Fork, is one of a number of the birds seen here. John Shemilt
Angus Wilson
Angus Wilson

In 11-2 vote Suffolk Planning Commission rejects rezoning bid
David E. Rattray

Faith Middleton to moderate Saturday panel discussion
“The Only Real Game,” a study of how baseball provides release from the daily struggles of the residents of Manipur, India, will be shown Friday at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor.

Group for Good Government going strong at five-year mark
Arthur Malman, one of the founders of the Group for Good Government, spoke at the organization’s annual meet-the-candidates lawn party last summer. Morgan McGivern

The cartoons of Gahan Wilson are instantly recognizable for their black humor and bizarre and often grisly images
Gahan Wilson looked nothing like “the master of the macabre” as he relaxed at his light-filled, decidedly unspooky Sag Harbor house. Morgan McGivern
Two of the many moods of Gahan Wilson from the New Yorker Collection. Cartoonbank.com

Tapping surplus ‘by design,’ Overby alleges

Parent warns of cocaine sales at high school
T.E. McMorrow

Experts, public weigh options as clock ticks
At a Concerned Citizens of Montauk event on Saturday, Jeremy Samuelson, the group’s director, right, moderated a discussion of beach reconstruction options for Montauk with Stephen Leatherman, left, and Orrin Pilkey, two coastal experts. Morgan McGivern