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Considerable erosion on the downtown Montauk beach after a northeaster last week has the Army Corps of Engineers re-evaluating the timeframe and cost of a dune restoration project there.

Dick Monahan was the winnner in Tuesday's voting for Montauk fire commissioner along with Mike Mirras.

The interior of a house on the corner of Windward Way and Harbor Hill Lane in the Barnes Landing section of Amagansett was damaged Sunday in a predawn basement fire. David E. Rattray

A Montauk house sustained heavy damage in a fire Saturday that drew a response from three fire departments. T.E. McMorrow
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This year’s festival will honor her with a special program on Saturday evening
Barbara Kopple will be honored at the Bay Street Theater. Andrew Walker
In “Jon Imber’s Left Hand,” an artist’s struggle with A.L.S. is explored. It recently won an audience choice award at a film festival in Boston and will be shown at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Saturday at noon.

B. Smith, seen here at the Artists and Writers Softball Game in 2008, has been reported missing after getting on the Hampton Jitney in New York City. Durell Godfrey
B. Smith at the Hampton Classic Horse Show in August 2014.Durell Godfrey

'21 minutes is not a reasonable response time for someone having a heart attack,' police chief says

Last week at the Watermill Center, Franco Chaves, a 3-year-old student at Bridgehampton Head Start, participated in a dance workshop as his classmates and their parents looked on. Durell Godfrey
During the dance workshop, a Head Start student braved the center of the room. Durell Godfrey
At the end of the afternoon, the company performed a short dance for the children and their families. Durell Godfrey

Tom Twomey, center, at the dedication of the East Hampton Library's new chidren's wing in June. Morgan McGivern