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A quest for peace, justice, and women in power
Cora Weiss

Old guard says ‘no way’ to surf lessons in break
Surfing lesson operators have been criticized for taking too much space at Ditch Plain Beach in Montauk, like these vans used by the Corey's Wave company, and creating havoc in the water, as well as making aggressive sales pitches to passers-by. Debbie Kuntz

Where was protocol? No one notified the fire departments or police.
A plane that had trouble with its landing gear blocked the runway, preventing other aircraft from taking off, last Thursday. Hampton Pix

Coldplay played at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett as part of a "secret" sold out concert sponsored by Sirius XM satellite radio Kevin Mazur
Coldplay's Chris Martin Kevin Mazur
Beyonce didn't stay at the Stephen Talkhouse long for the Coldplay performance.Joanne Pilgrim

David Baumrind, a paramedic with the Springs Fire Department, said a surprise meeting with Camaron Cassidy, right, “was just about the best experience I’ve had in my E.M.S. career.” Lizz Salaway

In August the insects hold sway
Praying mantises have eyes that can move independently to look at two objects at once. Durell Godfrey

Officials gathered in Amagansett on Monday to discuss a plan for lighted crosswalks for that hamlet and in Montauk. Christopher Walsh

David E. Eagan, seen here in 2015 as a member of the Wainscott School Board, cannot practice law for two years after tax troubles. Christine Sampson

Empty storefronts will again line Main Street
Beth Buccini, owner and founder of Kirna Zabete, has a house in Amagansett and opened a pop-up on East Hampton’s Newtown Lane this summer. Durell Godfrey

The Southampton Cultural Center will present an off-site production of “An Iliad,” a play by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
The Poet (Patrick Vincent Curran) inspects a drone in “An Iliad,” a one-person play that will be performed in the Reid Brothers junkyard in Sag Harbor next week. Annie Kohl
The Poet (Patrick Vincent Curran) tells his tales of war from the roof of a pickup truck in “An Iliad.” Annie Kohl