Waves whipped up by Tropical Storm Hermine washed away sand on the downtown Montauk beach, creating a cliff and exposing the buried sandbags of the new Army Corps of Engineers erosion barrier.
High tides from Hermine exposed concrete pavers installed by the Army Corps for a vehicle access to the downtown Montauk beach. Jane Bimson
Sand fencing surrounding the Army Corps sandbag project in downtown Montauk was stripped away by Hermine’s waves, but collected for reinstallation. Jane Bimson
The downtown beach as it looked in April after completion of the Army Corps project T.E. McMorrow
Exposed sandbags on the beach this week David E. Rattray
Snow fencing delineating the edge of the project areaSheila Rooney
Sand covering the large geotextile bags was washed away by Hermine's waves. Sheila Rooney
Backpacks filled with donated school supplies awaited children at the Springs School on Tuesday morning when school opened for the 2016-17 school year.
Francesca Bittan, a resident of East Hampton, labeled backpacks with grade level at the UJA-Federation's Supplies for Success backpack assembly event at the Ross School last week.Aleksandra Saland
Krishna L. Parihar, who is accused of impersonating a New York City police officer, was led into East Hampton Town Justice Court with Town Police Officer Tim Tierney on Tuesday morning.
Beaches were closed to swimming due to dangerous rip currents.
Michele and Martin Cohen at a recent fundraiser for National Jewish Health at their East Hampton home
Courtesy National Jewish Health
East Hampton's fund is up 9.5 as of July compared to the same period last year, while most other towns lag
The community preservation fund in East Hampton has received boosts from big sales so far this year, like David Geffen's sale of several properties on West End Road, including this house formerly owned by Courtney Ross, for a total of $50 million in June.
David Geffen seeks multiple variances for a $1.9 million renovation at 199 Lily Pond Lane, which he purchased this year for $70 million.
David E. Rattray