Happy Fourth of July!
Is anybody out there? Eddie Schnell operated through the night as the Bonac Amateur Radio Club worked to make contact with operators in all 50 states.
Tara Israel Photos
Setting up the equipment on Saturday afternoon
The view from high up in a bucket truckTara Israel
Marshall Helfand, seated, made contact with a station in Alaska, while Steve Akkala, the club's president, and William Raynor looked on.Tara Israel
A map of contact pointsTara Israel
A military tent lent to the club by Jimmy Grimes became headquarters for members' 24-hour stint at the GATR site in Montauk.Tara Israel
The Bonac Amateur Radio Club
Tom Mets, at left, sent code, while Eddie Schnell looked on; Geo Palaez, second from right, and Sid Field worked a digital mode. Tara Israel
Laura Brady, at right, a member of the Food Pantry Farm’s new working families C.S.A. program, picked up her weekly share of veggies on Monday with some help from her daughter, Laila Sanders, and twins, Chase and Gamble Sanders. At center was Melissa Mapes, a coordinator at the farm.
After a few tense moments on the steps of Southampton Town Hall, Mitch Winston, right, was ultimately the winning bidder at the auction of the old Morpurgo house in Sag Harbor Village.
Taylor K. Vecsey photos
Joel Zweig, right, with a man, identified only as the principal of Atlantic View Holding, the lender on the property who drove the price of the house up at the auction.
Scott Strough of the Compass agency, who helped broker the deal, said the new owner is committed to working with the village.
Fort Pond in Montauk is "in peril," C.C.O.M. says, and is being targeted for conservation and cleanup efforts by the organization's new Save the Lake, Save the Pond campaign.
Christine Sampson photos
Mara Dias, right, the national water quality testing supervisor for the Surfrider Foundation, who lent her expert opinion to the issue, said bacterial contamination in the lake and the pond are dangerous to both aquatic life and human life.
Jeremy Samuelson, the executive director of the Concerned Citizens of Montauk, launched the organization's new Save the Lake, Save the Pond campaign on Friday. It aims to preserve and improve water quality in Fort Pond and Lake Montauk.