In Southampton (1 of 10)
Plywood's blank canvas did not stay blank for long.
Grocery crowd (2 of 10)
Supermarkets, hardware stores, and other places selling essentials were busy starting early Thursday.
Main Street moment (3 of 10)
A couple found time outside White's Pharmacy in East Hampton for a romantic exchange.
Boarding up (4 of 10)
By Friday afternoon, much of the East Hampton downtown was covered with plywood, while shops remained open.
At the lumber yard (5 of 10)
Riverhead Building Supply's locations were busy with contractors and residents hurrying to get supplies.
Last train (6 of 10)
The Long Island Rail Road ended service to and from the East End Friday.
Watching and waiting (7 of 10)
Before police closed the ocean beaches, the brave gathered for a look at high surf sent by Hurricane Irene.
High tide (8 of 10)
At Georgica Beach Friday evening, the waves were already reaching to the dunes.
Deserted streets (9 of 10)
Montauk, which would have normally been bustling on the last Friday in August, was quiet as Irene approached.
No access (10 of 10)
As the ocean's fury grew, East Hampton police closed roads leading to many beaches.
Truck visits Surf Lodge with free condoms
East Hampton businessman says shut it down
Odors from East Hampton Town’s septic waste treatment plant on Springs-Fireplace Road are wrinkling noses this summer, as the town board is faced with environmental violations there and deciding whether to lease, close, or upgrade the aging facility.
Bound by love, and powers vested by state
Dr. Ralph Gibson, center, and Andrew Jacobyansky formalized their 31-year partnership with a wedding ceremony at East Hampton Village Hall on Tuesday, with Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., right, presiding.
Clearing could start opposite Bluff Road houses
One of the more controversial areas is Bluff Road from Indian Wells Highway to Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett.
Neighbors argue about the future of old Bell pier, while experts disagree
Some members of a bayfront property owners association in Amagansett would like to see a rusted dock there rebuilt. Other residents of the area oppose the idea.
Lighthouse high on Turtle Hill's importance to early trade was key to winning new status
In 1796 this painting of the Montauk Lighthouse was submitted to the government with a request for payment from the man who built it.
Montauk Historical Society