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Doug Kuntz
More than 20,000 police officers turned out for N.Y.P.D. Officer Wenjian Liu's funeral in Brooklyn on Sunday.Doug Kuntz

The late Gov. Mario Cuomo, seen here signing the Pine Barrens Protection Act in 1993. From left to right: Jim LaRocca, Kenneth P. LaValle, Steve Englebright, Fred Thiele, Dick Amper, Governor Cuomo, Wilbur Breslin, Tom DiNapoli, Owen Johnson, and Caesar Trunzo. Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr.'s office

Michael Heller/East Hampton Fire Department
Michael Heller/East Hampton Fire Department
Michael Heller/East Hampton Fire Department
Michael Heller/East Hampton Fire Department
Michael Heller/East Hampton Fire Department
Michael Heller/East Hampton Fire Department
Michael Heller/East Hampton Fire Department
Michael Heller/East Hampton Fire Department

Flames had already overtaken the house on Hedges Banks Drive when firefighters were called on Thursday.
Smoke from the fire on Hedges Banks Road could be seen from near Camp Blue Bay.David E. Rattray
Smoke was billowing out of the house.
The smoke, as seen from the beach.

Montauk is the biggest jewel in the South Fork’s tiara
Throughout the fall of 2014, the interns and their Third House teachers have been working collaboratively on understanding the ecology of Big Reed Pond. This year's interns are, left to right, Makenzie Scheerer, Madison Aldrich, Hannah Vogel, and Travis Santiago.
Environmentalism and nature lovers are rampant in Montauk.Victoria Bustamante

Scores of species could be gone by 2025
Piping plovers, like this one that nested near Main Beach in East Hampton, are among the 186 species considered most at risk of extinction in New York State in a new report. The East Hampton Star

Jewish Center of the Hamptons group in Havana as news broke in December
In Cienfuegos, Cuba, last week, visitors from East Hampton were sought out by Cubans excited about the news. Augie Schultz
In an unusual occurrence, Cubans saw President Obama on TV on a split-screen with their president, Raul Castro, when the news broke of a thaw in official relations between the two countries. Steve Wiener

Move to Town Hall could signal detente