When you are surrounded by water, signs of climate change everywhere
Once this cedar tree on Weesuck Creek in East Quogue was on dry land, now it stands as a stark reminder of the combined effects of rising sea levels and coastal erosion. Carl LoBue

Ballot measure would allow 20 percent for treatment and restoration

Durell Godfrey photos

Mark Carlson of Hampton Bays has been hired as the new second and third-grade teacher at Wainscott School. Christine Sampson

The Rev. Dr. Katrina Foster, pastor of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett and Incarnation Lutheran Church in Bridgehampton for the past five years, is leaving for Brooklyn.

Two directors at Hampton Country Day Camp were charged with multiple safety and crowding violations on Wednesday after a search of a staff house at 17 Ocean Boulevard in East Hampton. Doug Kuntz

Win two tickets to Authors Night by tweeting us with your favorite quote from an author who will be at the fund-raiser for the East Hampton Library. David E. Rattray

Noisy on its way to E.H.? North Forkers will hash out solutions on Thursday. Durell Godfrey

Matt Szcolli, left, and Justin Gambardella were among those responsible for "The Hamptons Hopper," which took first prize in the Sand Hoppers category.
Katherine Perchick and Kevin Dickey served as judges.
Paul Green won first place in the Sand Shaper category for his design "Pre-octupied."
"Dragon in Dunes" by Henry and Julia Moreton and Claire Sydeman
Ross Perchick, the man behind the sand castle contest.
"Bunny Boaders" by Don, Jen, Emma, and Claire Roane, took third place in the Sand Tribes category.
"Terra Castle"
The beach was packed for the annual contest.