Long-term strategy over crisis-based approach
Russell Drumm

Residents here mobilize on ground and via social media for cold and homeless
Dorine Drohan, left, and Marilyn Torres of East End Cares unloaded donated goods at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Belle Harbor in the Rockaways on Sunday. Hampton Pix

Who will care for the elders in Sag Harbor Village?
Sag Harbor Police Chief Tom Fabiano, right, helped load an ambulance with supplies collected from the community, and drove along with Ed Downes, president of Sag Harbor’s volunteer ambulance corps, to donate the ambulance to the Broad Channel Fire Department in Jamaica Bay, which lost its entire fleet. Carrie Ann Salvi

Rash of thefts reported in Montauk neighborhoods

Group says Long Island’s residential power could go renewable by end of decade

A volunteer firefighter emerged from a lower level at the Sea Crest motel on Napeague following a fire there on Nov. 7 that destroyed several units. Heller Creative

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