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Tapping surplus ‘by design,’ Overby alleges

Parent warns of cocaine sales at high school
T.E. McMorrow

Experts, public weigh options as clock ticks
At a Concerned Citizens of Montauk event on Saturday, Jeremy Samuelson, the group’s director, right, moderated a discussion of beach reconstruction options for Montauk with Stephen Leatherman, left, and Orrin Pilkey, two coastal experts. Morgan McGivern

Charlene F. Peele's parked 2009 Ford Fusion was wrecked when it was struck from behind by a 2010 Lexus being driven by the real estate and publishing magnate Mortimer Zuckerman. Charlene F. Peele for The East Hampton Star
Mortimer Zuckerman's East Hampton oceanfront house. A Lexus parked, at left, this week appeared to have the same license plate number as the one involved in the Aug. 11 crash.Doug Kuntz
During the Artists-Writers softball game on Aug. 17 Mortimer Zuckerman was the starting pitcher for the Writers team, despite what was described as a cracked rib.Doug Kuntz

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