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The difference between this nighttime beach scene from years past and ones today: Now, both East Hampton Town and East Hampton Village will require that beach fires be built in metal containers rather than directly on the sand. Durell Godfrey

A Tiebreaker With Everyone A Winner
A handshake between Morgan Brown, left, and Alex Vanegas, right, symbolized the start of a championship chess game on Tuesday morning near the end of the first-ever Chess in the Schools tournament on Long Island at the LongHouse Reserve. Christine Sampson

For seven hours on Saturday, firefighters from all over the South Fork battled a fire at a house at 50 Wyandanch Lane in Southampton Village. Doug Kuntz
Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey
Michael Heller
Michael Heller
Michael Heller
Michael Heller

Town chips away at summertime woes
East Hampton Town officials are considering new crowd-control measures for bars and restaurants, like the Sloppy Tuna in Montauk, above. Those that cater to 100 or more patrons would be required to keep a precise mechanical or electronic count of their guests. T.E. McMorrow

Morgan McGivern

Waldbaum's in East Hampton will be replaced by Stop & Shop after a deal to buy 25 A&P stores is finalized. Kelly Stefanick

‘We need pest control,’ a fed-up resident says
Several hundred people crowded into the Montauk Firehouse Tuesday to urge the East Hampton Town Board to address the crowds, litter, excessive drinking, and general “party town” atmosphere in the hamlet. Doug Kuntz
East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo reported on enforcement efforts in Montauk on recent weekend nights. Dell Cullum
Henry Uihlein, a Montauk businessman, said some people in the hamlet had “sold their soul for a buck” and are creating problems for their neighbors. Morgan McGivern

Morgan McGivern
Henry Uihlein spoke out at the meeting.Morgan McGivern
East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo called the situation there "not acceptable, in any way."Dell Cullum
Dell Cullum

About 250 people marched from Dunemere Lane down Highway Behind the Pond to Daniel Loeb's house to protest during a fund-raiser for Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.
The protestors arrived on five buses that made pick-ups from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Brentwood.
East Hampton Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen helped escort the protestors on their march down Highway Behind the Pond to in front of Daniel Loeb's house.
Protestors were kept behind a police barricade across the street from Daniel Loeb's house, where a fund-raiser for Governor Andrew M. Cuomo was taking place.
After about an hour and a half of protesting in front of Daniel Loeb's house, the group marched down to the beach for a few photo ops with Mr. Loeb's oceanfront house as a backdrop.

Instagram posts show partygoers undeterred by brushfire at Kevin Sorbo’s Bridgehampton estate.
Trash littered the lawn after the party at Kevin Sorbo’s Bridgehampton estate came to an abrupt end on Saturday afternoon.