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Arborists offer tips in wake of storm
Prevention and awareness are half the battle.

Former Human Resources Department staff accused

After Irene, some had no electricity for over a week; officials not happy
High winds brought trees down, which brought power lines down
High winds brought trees down, which brought power lines down, which meant long outages for some. Morgan McGivern

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