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Rebuilt beach not viable in short term, officials say
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed a stop-gap $6 project to fortify a portion of the Montauk oceanfront. Janis Hewitt
Steve Couch of the Army Corps of EngineersMorgan McGivern
Steve Kalimnios, an owner of the Royal Atlantic Beach Resort on the Montauk oceanfrontMorgan McGivern
Thomas Muse of the Surfrider Foundation Long Island ChapterMorgan McGivern
The Town Hall meeting room was filled to capacity with those there to hear about the plan, including State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., front row third from left.Morgan McGivern

Mike Heller/East Hampton Fire Department
Mike Heller/East Hampton Fire Department
Mike Heller/East Hampton Fire Department

An early-morning encounter with a photographer
Dell Cullum says he saw a coyote on a field in the Sagaponack-Wainscott area on Friday morning. Dell Cullum
Dell Cullum

Utility fights back by seeking restraining order
Protesters, including Ben Forst, left, and Tom Piacentine, gathered at Hook Mill Saturday to call on PSEG Long Island to bury high-voltage electrical transmission lines and remove new poles. Durell Godfrey

Strongheart, the actor's six-acre spread on the bay, now a mere $56 million
Strongheart has a historic manor house built in 1890 and two guest houses. Sotheby's International Realty Photos

Hot spot faces zoning charges in Supreme Court
Work in January at Cyril’s Fish House on Napeague resulted in a stop-work order issued by the East Hampton Town chief building inspector and two summonses for removing fuel tanks without a building permit. T.E. McMorrow

Judge issues restraining order; supervisor cites need for impact study
Opponents of a plan to kills thousands of deer in East Hampton Town and Village rallied on Jan. 18. Morgan McGivern

Bill Crain, president of the East Hampton Group for Wildlife, addressed opponents of East Hampton Town and Village’s planned deer cull at Herrick Park on Saturday. Morgan McGivern Photos

Real estate firm seeks unprecedented deal
This vacant storefront at 26 Montauk Highway in East Hampton may become a two-story Saunders and Associates real estate office. Morgan McGivern

I asked John if he thought it was because of all the time he’s spent at sea that he was so passionate about the birds in his backyard
As a surfer rode a picture-perfect wave east of the Montauk Lighthouse a few weeks ago, so many sea scoters dotted the surface that the sea looked like it could use a shave. James Katsipis