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At Island’s end an acrid wind not forgotten
Tom Staubitser, left, and Dave Schleifer
Tom Staubitser, left, and Dave Schleifer, present and former members of the New York Fire Department Russell Drumm

Scramble to clean up in time for Labor Day
Downed tree on Mill Hill Lane
As Irene blew through on Sunday, East Hampton Village lost a number of large old trees, including these on Mill Hill Lane. John Musnicki

Truck visits Surf Lodge with free condoms

East Hampton businessman says shut it down
East Hampton Town’s septic waste treatment plant
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. Morgan McGivern

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. Durell Godfrey

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. Morgan McGivern

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. Heather Dubin

Lighthouse high on Turtle Hill's importance to early trade was key to winning new status
painting of the Montauk Lighthouse
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