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Contractors for the Army Corps of Engineers at work this week on the downtown Montauk beach. T.E. McMorrow

Demonstrators descended on the beach with the idea of forming a human chain to stop work on the Army Corps's Montauk beach project. Joanne Pilgrim
Three protestors were arrested. From left, Tom LaGrassa, Sarah Conway, and James Katsipis, who organized the protest. Morgan McGivern
Sarah Conway, a Montauk resident, refused a town police order to leave a trough in the sand.Joanne Pilgrim
An East Hampton Town police officer places cuffs on Sarah Conway. Morgan McGivern
East Hampton Town Police Officer Kenneth Alversa led James Katsipis off the beach before placing him under arrest.Morgan McGivern
Before the arrests, protestors stood in solidarity. Joanne Pilgrim
In anticipation of the protest, the East Hampton Town Police Department had extra officers on hand.Morgan McGivern
Protestors didn't want to let the bulldozers do their work on Friday morning.Joanne Pilgrim
Protestors were taken away for booking.Joanne Pilgrim
As the three protestors were led away in handcuffs, people watched from an oceanfront motel balcony.Morgan McGivern

Angry residents vow to 'form human chain to stop the work' Friday morning
The Town Hall meeting room was packed on Thursday night with residents who came to vent frustrations over the Army Corps work that began in earnest this week on the downtown Montauk beach. Morgan McGivern
James Katsipis, a Montauk photographer who mobilized the Thursday night crowd with his photographs of the Army Corps workMorgan McGivern
Morgan McGivern

T.E. McMorrow photos

Town’s voters ‘can’t be bought,’ Van Scoyoc says
Their re-election assured, Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc and Supervisor Larry Cantwell congratulated each other on Tuesday night. Morgan McGivern
Tyler Armstrong, a first-time candidate for East Hampton Town Trustee, was all smiles at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton, where he celebrated with the other victorious Democrats. Morgan McGivern
It was a disappointing night for Republicans. Tom Knobel, left, got just over 32 percent of the votes in the race for town supervisor, and Joe Bloecker, right, a former East Hampton Town Trustee, appeared to have fallen short in his bid to regain a seat on that board. Morgan McGivern

Last winter’s prolonged cold might be a factor
Kelly Lester opened scallops on Monday. Christopher Walsh

A building at Hartman’s Briney Breezes in Montauk was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at about 4:30 a.m. on Friday. Michael Heller
By all accounts it was a “surround and drown” operation to douse the fire that had already ripped through much of the building. Dalton Portella
Michael Heller

A large crowd is expected at Nov. 19 hearing
Opponents of a proposed East Hampton law that would require landlords to register with the town have mounted an organized campaign. Christine Sampson

Doug Kuntz

Lou Reale