Chris Clark has helped run Crossroads Music, which will close by the end of the year. His father, Michael Clark, is the owner. Christopher Walsh

A dead humpback whale, measuring 26 feet long, washed up about a quarter-mile east of Ditch Plain Beach. The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation was notified of the whale on Monday. Riverhead Foundation
It is unclear what caused the whale's death. Riverhead Foundation

Anna Pump in 1985 Ann Chawtsky

Jane Bimson

This house on Fowler Beach, listed for $32.5 million with Saunders Real Estate, is one of the hundreds of houses that will be open to the public over Columbus Day weekend. Saunders

Doug Kuntz

Tenizn Yignyen, a Tibetan Buddhist monk, constructed a sand mandala to teach students at the Ross School the importance of compassion and a good heart. Christopher Walsh

A cub was among the many animals the Suffolk S.P.C.A. has taken possession of over the years from private citizens. Suffolk S.P.C.A.
Suffolk S.P.C.A.
Suffolk S.P.C.A.

Waves lap at dunes as Army Corps prepares
Earlier this week people walked along a narrow strip of dry sand on the downtown Montauk beach, where the Army Corps of Engineers is set to commence construction of a sandbag-filled artificial dune. Joanne Pilgrim