Cars parked on South Edgemere Road on a busy summer night outside The Surf Lodge in Montauk New York Doug Kuntz

The difference between this nighttime beach scene from years past and ones today: Now, both East Hampton Town and East Hampton Village will require that beach fires be built in metal containers rather than directly on the sand. Durell Godfrey

East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell tried a Montauk Pearl Oyster from Gail Simons at the Fisherman's Fair Saturday.
That kid has a good arm.
Many took a peak inside the old blacksmith's shop.
A future fireman in the making?
Every kid found a game.
Young artists made fish prints.
One young man tried his luck.
The clam catch game had at least one winner.
The fair grounds
There were lots of artists at the Springs Fisherman's Fair too.

Late last week, levels of blue-green algae in Georgica Pond exceeded 100 micrograms per liter, according to Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University, who has led a water-monitoring program of trustee-managed waters in conjunction with the trustees for the last three years. Doug Kuntz

Ditch Plain on Sunday morning All photographs by David E. Rattray
Along downtown Montauk, several empty boxes of golf balls (hit into the ocean?) and Bud Lite cans everywhere
Main Beach, East Hampton Village
Georgica Beach, East Hampton Village
Georgica again. Looks like it was a heck of a party.
And one last at Georgica for good measure

Eric Bramoff is going from a Bridgehampton Killer Bee to a Pierson Whaler. He's leaving his post in Bridgehampton for a similar position in the Sag Harbor School District. Jack Graves

A foundation has been dug for an 1802 Amagansett schoolhouse that will be moved to the grounds of the Amagansett School soon. Christine Sampson
The original Amagansett schoolhouse, which has been on the property of Huntington and Adelaide Sheldon of Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett for many years, will soon be moved to the grounds of the Amagansett School District. Christopher Walsh

Pop-up urban area but no pop-up urban system
Hard numbers are difficult to come by, but one source is the New York State Department of Transportation, which has detailed traffic counts for Route 27, the main road into and out of the area, going back several years. Durell Godfrey