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Police target ‘quality of life’ violations
Police are running a late-night quality-of-life campaign aimed at curbing improper behavior from the overflow crowds in the around the Memory Motel and the Point restaurant on weekends. Sunny Khalsa

Montauk lobsterman recalls his 12 hours at sea, ending in dramatic rescue
Despite exhaustion and dehydration, John Aldridge had a smile on July 24 for the crew from Air Station Cape Cod that pulled him from the water after an extensive search off Montauk. U.S. Coast Guard P.O. 3rd Class Ross Ruddell
Doug Kuntz
The cooler with the broken handle remained on the deck of the Anna Mary, docked in Montauk last Thursday morning after John Aldridge’s rescue. Doug Kuntz
John Aldridge’s sister Cathy Patterson, with arms raised, celebrated after learning her brother was found safe by a Massachusetts Coast Guard helicopter crew. U.S. Coast Guard P.O. 2nd Class Erik Swanson
“I knew Anthony would know where to look, would not give up,” John Aldridge, left, said of his friend and partner in the Anna Mary, Capt. Anthony Sosinski, as the two offloaded lobsters yesterday morning. Russell Drumm
Russell Drumm

Former town fire marshals question document that justified 2009 raid
James Dunlop, retired East Hampton Town fire marshal, claims the third paragraph of this letter sent to Thomas Ferreira, a Montauk mechanic, was inserted without his knowledge. He says the paragraph contradicts his finding during an inspection in May of 2009 that Mr. Ferreira's Automotive Solutions in Montauk posed no threat to public health and safety.

Officials to ask Army Corps for $20 million
Doug Kuntz

Some look to the west for interim beach fix
The idea of using sand from deposits in Georgica Pond, Northwest Harbor, Accabonac Harbor, and Napeague Harbor to rebuild the beach in the downtown Montauk was raised during a meeting of the town’s coastal erosion committee last week. Morgan McGivern

School reaches out to Spanish-speaking parents
Family and friends of David Hernandez gathered in October to draw attention to his suicide, which they said was brought about by bullying. T.E. McMorrow

Garden idea planted; donations would be key

A ‘soft’ $65 million; Soriano’s leave extended
Morgan McGivern

After horrific ordeal, 10-year-old victim was embraced and raised in Springs
Katie Beers, far left, with some of the people who helped her after a 17-day kidnapping ordeal at age 10, from left, Bill Ferris, who was a prosecutor on the case, Mary Bromley, her therapist, and Ginny Cordero, a social worker.

Claim project would be on public property
The East Hampton Town Trustees have sued the town zoning board of appeals over its decision to allow a sea wall to be built in front of a house owned by Christiane Lemieux and Joshua Young at Lazy Point, Amagansett. David E. Rattray