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'I Love New York'? Not in Montauk. 'One of the stupidest things I've ever seen,' said the town supervisor
On Thursday, just before the Fourth of July weekend, state crews erected a sign on West Lake Drive that local officials knew nothing about and want taken down immediately. Christine Sampson

Chief hopeful about clampdown on weekend scene
East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo Dell Collum

Michael Heller photos

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.

A Year After Accident, East Hampton Town Police Sgt. Dan Roman has been cleared to return to duty.
East Hampton Town Police Sgt. Dan Roman has been cleared to return to duty. T.E. McMorrow

The Great Bonac Firework Show will go on this year, but the Clamshell Foundation, which sponsors it, will not do so next year. Joanne Pilgrim

Vigils, rally in wake of mass shooting
Tom House, right, is an English teacher at the Bridgehampton School who got a group of students involved in planning the vigil held Tuesday to remember the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando. The students are pictured here holding the banner they made earlier in the day on Tuesday. Morgan McGivern photos
People came to Bridgehampton from all over the South Fork on Tuesday to call for less hate and more love in society. The crowd numbered nearly 100 people as it paused in front of the Hampton Library with a banner that read, "Standing on the side of love."
Clergy members from various houses of worship, including the Rev. Karen Ann Campbell of Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor, left, and the Rev. Kimberly Quinn Johnson of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork in Bridgehampton, right, came to the vigil and led the participants in a moment of silence.

A converted motel may be the best of a range of unsatisfactory options
Children boarded a school bus near the Inn at East Hampton. Hampton Pix

Construction worker dies in fall at $147 million estate
Vitor Nobre
A mason working at 62 Further Lane died after falling about 12 feet there on Tuesday morning. Hampton Pix

While construction has long been finished on East Hampton High School, a lawsuit over a construction contract with Sandpebble Builders lasted many more years, ending last week with a jury decision that the East Hampton School District has to pay $750,750 to the company. Kate Maier in 2009