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Town emergency permits are questioned
More than a dozen concrete drainage “rings” have been buried on the Montauk beach in front of the Royal Atlantic and Ocean Beach motels, after storm-induced erosion threatened buildings. East Hampton Town officials are investigating the work, as a permit issued specified only the placement of sand. Bill Akin

East Enders reach out to devastated points west
A volunteer helped load a Hampton Jitney with supplies for a trip to Breezy Point Tuesday to help in cleanup efforts. Durell Godfrey

Sea-level rise means even Category 1 storms will bring devastation
A motel on the Napeague oceanfront narrowly avoided destruction during Hurricane Sandy. Some coastal-policy experts have said the time has come for an overhaul of the way the shore is managed. David E. Rattray

With power all week, library was popular destination

A desperate scene along the Sagaponack ocean shoreline on Oct. 30 John Musnicki

Advisers push for deer management, online records, scav plant testing

Signs like this one at the Getty station in East Hampton were all too familiar over the past week, as storm-related gas shortages made for long lines at the pumps. Story on A13. Morgan McGivern

Insurance brokers say full assessment of damages will take long time