Members of the East Hampton Town Police Department stood at attention as Lt. Thomas Grenci walked out of police headquarters for the last time as an active member of the force. Morgan McGivern
“I had the motor pool put in lollypops,” Lieutenant Grenci said of the older-style blinking lights behind the front grill of the car he drove.T.E. McMorrow
Roland Walker, center, who retired from the New York State Park police in March, posed for a photo with Lieutenant Grenci on Thursday.T.E. McMorrow
Lieutenant Grenci with his wife, Lisa, son, Thomas Anthony Grenci, and daughter Eva.T.E. McMorrow
Then -- his ID when he first joined the force in 1988 -- and nowT.E. McMorrow

The National Weather Service's five-day forecast cone for Hurricane Joaquin National Weather Service, National Hurricane Center

Animal disease center envisioned as site for renewable energy research
Nearly 20 people testified on Monday to the importance of preserving Plum Island and protecting it from development during a public hearing at Brookhaven Town Hall. Christine Sampson

‘Things haven’t been good,’ says Nat Miller
Stephanie Forsberg and Stephen Lester, East Hampton Town trustees who have missed a number of meetings over the past year, are not seeking re-election this fall.

Officials consider mental health screening for teens
Valinda Valcich of Montauk has founded the Tyler Project to raise awareness and prevent suicides among young people. Durell Godfrey

Fire marshal, code enforcement officer, and three cops could be hired
East Hampton Town police worked with other law enforcement agencies in a townwide effort to nab drunken drivers in July.The town's tentative budget provides money to hire three more police officers, a code enforcement officer, and another fire marshal. Doug Kuntz

Driver charged with leaving the scene of a crash in which his passenger was killed remains free on $1 million bond
"We are looking for justice to be served, and we are confident that that will happen," the late Paul Hansen's brother, Bob Hansen, said during a brief statement outside Southampton Town Justice Court on Thursday. T.E. McMorrow
Sean P. Ludwick and his new attorney, Benjamin Brafman, on Thursday. T.E. McMorrow

Rain is on its way and sunshine isn't expected until Tuesday. Durell Godfrey

The F.B.I. arrested Ana P. Leon at this house on Sycamore Drive in Springs on Tuesday. T.E. McMorrow

Sean P. Ludwick left Southampton Town Justice Court on Sept. 4 with his attorney, Daniel J. Ollen. He will now be defended by Benjamin Brafman. T.E. McMorrow