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High waves exposed buried sand bags on the Montauk ocean beach. T.E. McMorrow
A section of concrete pavers was exposed at South Edison Street in Montauk.Jane Bimson
Downtown Montauk, by South Emerson Street, was among the streets flooded in the northeaster.Jane Bimson
Waves pounded the north side of Montauk near Soundview Drive on Tuesday morning.Jane Bimson
East Hampton Town and Suffolk County will share the cost of replacing sand lost in front of an Army Corps sand bag sea wall once the project is officially deemed complete.Jane Bimson
Tanya Malott, a Sag Harbor photographer, at Georgica Beach in East Hampton on Tuesday morning stood on top of a usually buried stone jetty to grab a shot.David E. Rattray
At dusk on Monday, erosion had already begun to tear down snow fence along the Montauk oceanfront.David E. Rattray
Gerard Drive in Springs, where Gardiner's Bay rose up and raged across the roadway on TuesdayJoanne Pilgrim
First light this morning at Egypt Beach in East Hampton. The Shadmoor State Park sign from Montauk appeared to have traveled all the way west to East Hampton Village overnight. Dell Cullum


Wave heights of 16 to 18 feet are expected south of Long Island on Monday as a powerful winter storm churns up the coast. National Weather Service

The HooDoo Loungers played at a benefit concert that raised $15,000 for the Sag Harbor fire and ambulance agencies. Michael Heller photos
A raffle was also held with donations from restaurants and retailers across the South Fork.
Nancy Atlas and the Nancy Atlas Project performed.
Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks

Members of the East Hampton Democratic Committee and friends took the Hampton Jitney to Manhattan Saturday morning for the march there. Carissa Katz
Two and four-legged protestors turned out for the sister Women's March in Sag Harbor.Evvy Rattray
The last-minute gathering in Sag Harbor on Saturday brought out some 250 people, including children.Evvy Rattray
At the Women's March in Washington, from left, Ally Friedman and Grace Frazier, and August Gladstone and Nina Gonzalez.Kristen Guarino
A group of South Fork residents who rode one of the many buses that went to Washington D.C. on Saturday took a moment for a group shot.Connie Judson
A sea of people filled the streets in Manhattan.Carissa Katz
The mayor's office estimated that the crowd in Manhattan numbered 400,000.Durell Godfrey
The protection of women's rights and equal rights for all were the overarching themes of the marches.Durell Godfrey
Planned Parenthood supporters in ManhattanDurell Godfrey
In ManhattanDurell Godfrey

A powerful winter storm will hammer East Hampton and eastern Long Island ocean and bay beaches on Monday. Downed trees and power outages are also likely. National Weather Service


Fourth-grade production stays close to home with ‘Beyond the Duck Pond’
“A lot of these kids have never been onstage before,” said Ashley Dellapolla, a third-grade teacher who is directing the Springs School’s fourth-grade opera with Amanda Waleko, a second-grade teacher. Durell Godfrey
The story of "Beyond the Duck Pond" centers on two students who "go through a portal to future Springs," said Lily Griffin, a student stagehand.Durell Godfrey
Janpol Munzon, left, a performer in the Springs School’s fourth-grade opera, “Beyond the Duck Pond,” sang a solo during rehearsals at Guild Hall on Tuesday.Durell Godfrey

Retired police chief third in family to lead
The Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade is sure to be a family affair. Eddie Ecker, center, will lead. He is pictured with his daughters, Kari Shea, left, and Karli Pena, with their children, Ronan Shea, left, and Zelda Pena, who were born 24 hours apart last January.

In pricey area, food pantries feed hundreds
Durell Godfrey
Fran Ecker, who still holds the post of secretary with the food pantry volunteer group, raised the money initially needed for the pantry by selling chances on afghan blankets she hand-knit herself.Jane Bimson