Home to the Montauk Lighthouse, Montauk is one of the most expensive beach destinations in the country. Jackie Pape

Stormwater runoff onto the ocean beach at Surfside Place in Montauk earlier this year showed potentially harmful bacteria at a level more than 130 times greater than a federal health standard. Colleen Henn, Surfrider Foundation Eastern Long Island Chapter

Jackie Pape

Chamber of Commerce, Y.M.C.A. to carry on

Others question restrictions, ask for town policy on so-called enhanced rights

After five decades of work as an educator on the South Fork, Tinka Topping will be honored by the Hayground School. Judy D’Mello

In swift decision, judge rules against town; business can remain at marina
After a win in State Supreme Court this week, Gina Bradley of Paddle Diva is anxious to focus again on inspiring “people to get on the water.” T.E. McMorrow

Trustees okay look at troubled Wainscott water body

The new John L. Behan port security and firefighting vessel was christened on Wednesday in Montauk with Mr. Behan, at center below, for whom it was named, surrounded by officials and well-wishers as he broke a bottle of champagne on its hull. Joanne Pilgrim photos
Personnel from the Montauk Fire Department will be trained to captain the boat, Vincent Franzone, left, the chief of the Montauk Fire Department, said at the commissioning ceremony. New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., right, gave an emotional tribute to Mr. Behan, a former New York State Assemblyman for whom he once worked as an aide and legal counsel.
East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo congratulates Mr. Behan, at left, while his wife, Marilyn Behan, to his right, applauds.
Ms. Behan, Mr. Thiele, and East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, at center, were among the passengers treated to a spin around Montauk Harbor on the new boat.