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Scores of species could be gone by 2025
Piping plovers, like this one that nested near Main Beach in East Hampton, are among the 186 species considered most at risk of extinction in New York State in a new report. The East Hampton Star

David Osiecki, seen here after he was arraigned on arson charges in Southampton Town Justice Court on April 20, is now facing a second indictment in a separate arson case. T.E. McMorrow

Considerable erosion on the downtown Montauk beach after a northeaster last week has the Army Corps of Engineers re-evaluating the timeframe and cost of a dune restoration project there.

Dick Monahan was the winnner in Tuesday's voting for Montauk fire commissioner along with Mike Mirras.

The interior of a house on the corner of Windward Way and Harbor Hill Lane in the Barnes Landing section of Amagansett was damaged Sunday in a predawn basement fire. David E. Rattray

A Montauk house sustained heavy damage in a fire Saturday that drew a response from three fire departments. T.E. McMorrow
T.E. McMorrow

This year’s festival will honor her with a special program on Saturday evening
Barbara Kopple will be honored at the Bay Street Theater. Andrew Walker
In “Jon Imber’s Left Hand,” an artist’s struggle with A.L.S. is explored. It recently won an audience choice award at a film festival in Boston and will be shown at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Saturday at noon.

B. Smith, seen here at the Artists and Writers Softball Game in 2008, has been reported missing after getting on the Hampton Jitney in New York City. Durell Godfrey
B. Smith at the Hampton Classic Horse Show in August 2014.Durell Godfrey

'21 minutes is not a reasonable response time for someone having a heart attack,' police chief says