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MoneyPak cards are at the center of a new schere, police warn. Courtesy of Flickr

Col. Theodore Roosevelt, above and at top seated among officers of the Rough Riders, spent a good part of the summer of 1898 in Montauk.
Brig. Gen. Samuel Baldwin Marks Young, the first commander of Camp Wikoff, and Oscar Tompkins, a Southern youth of 14 who accompanied the 10th Cavalry in Cuba, at the camp headquarters at Third House in Montauk.
The Rough Riders military band
Two Rough Riders mascots in Montauk: Josephine, a mountain lion, and Cuba, a dog. According to accounts, Josephine escaped one night and joined a sleeping Third Cavalry trooper in his bunk.
A group of Rough Riders at Camp Wikoff with their mascot, an eagle named after Colonel Roosevelt
Stern faces among the 71st New York Infantry upon returning from Cuba
A Rough Rider cook in a makeshift apron
The tents of the some 20,000 U.S. troops who were quarantined at Camp Wikoff after the Spanish-American War
A burial procession for two of the more than 200 men who died at Camp Wikoff

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Seek historic designation to preserve character
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As hurricane season begins in the Atlantic, a look to the deeper past
Woods Hole Institute researchers’ study indicates that intensely powerful hurricanes were much more frequent in the region before weather records began to be kept. Jeffrey P. Donnelly