Town purchase sets off comparisons to Bistrian land

Rob Jahoda, who spent 11 years as the traffic control officer in charge of crossing East Hampton Middle School students in front of the school, has moved on to the code enforcement division in East Hampton Village. Christine Sampson

Sebastian Gorgone at Mrs. Sam’s Bait and Tackle in East Hampton told me that Gulp! has been flying off the shelf and that some local old salts are enthusiastic recent converts
Bennett Burki, 10, caught a 35-pound striped bass off Montauk Point.
Nick Zuccitti posed with bull dolphin snagged at Butterfish Hole. Harvey Bennett

Who will pay for repairs? The Army Corps? The town?
Waves whipped up by Tropical Storm Hermine washed away sand on the downtown Montauk beach, creating a cliff and exposing the buried sandbags of the new Army Corps of Engineers erosion barrier. Jane Bimson
High tides from Hermine exposed concrete pavers installed by the Army Corps for a vehicle access to the downtown Montauk beach. Jane Bimson
Sand fencing surrounding the Army Corps sandbag project in downtown Montauk was stripped away by Hermine’s waves, but collected for reinstallation. Jane Bimson
The downtown beach as it looked in April after completion of the Army Corps project T.E. McMorrow
Exposed sandbags on the beach this week David E. Rattray
Snow fencing delineating the edge of the project areaSheila Rooney
Sand covering the large geotextile bags was washed away by Hermine's waves. Sheila Rooney

Backpacks filled with donated school supplies awaited children at the Springs School on Tuesday morning when school opened for the 2016-17 school year. Christine Sampson
Francesca Bittan, a resident of East Hampton, labeled backpacks with grade level at the UJA-Federation's Supplies for Success backpack assembly event at the Ross School last week.Aleksandra Saland

Krishna L. Parihar, who is accused of impersonating a New York City police officer, was led into East Hampton Town Justice Court with Town Police Officer Tim Tierney on Tuesday morning. T.E. McMorrow