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For 29 years, Les Warner has made project part of vacation
Les Warner of Betham, Conn., has been the self-appointed caretaker of the First House Cemetery since 1981.
Les Warner of Betham, Conn., has been the self-appointed caretaker of the First House Cemetery since 1981. Russell Drumm

In lean fiscal times, questioning whether cost should trump qualifications

Much sand gone, but Irene’s direct blow from the south was a blessing
beach in front of Montauk’s motel row
Flotsam, fencing, and all manner of debris were taken off the beach in front of Montauk’s motel row on Monday. Morgan McGivern

Good summer results make up for losses

Peter J. Solomon Photos

Dan Sullivan of Medford, left, posed with three Oklahomans who came along with a crew from Joplin, Mo., to help — Denny Tuthill of Tulsa, Ralph Mitchell of Chelsea, and Kenny Owens of Vinita. Bridget LeRoy

Because Irene was a tropical storm, insurance claims will be processed under the standard provisions of a homeowner’s insurance policy rather than under provisions covering hurricanes, which are typically subject to high deductibles. Durell Godfrey

A tree that toppled into James and Sandra Conklin’s house on Dayton
A tree that toppled into James and Sandra Conklin’s house on Dayton Lane missed Ms. Conklin by a matter of feet. Morgan McGivern


At the height of the storm, the ocean flowed into the Ditch Plain community through the town parking lot at the East Deck Motel. T.E. McMorrow