Montauk motel owners fear doom if new rule passes

The East Hampton Fire Department found heavy smoke and a fire in the living room of a house at 29 Hedges Banks Drive in East Hampton Thursday morning. Tim Garneau Photos

Fall is when monarchs have finished up for the season and have begun to migrate south
Jean Held photographed a monarch caterpillar transforming into a chrysalis after first hanging in a “J” shape. The caterpillar sheds its skin as it moves from the larval to the pupa stage, and then the butterfly develops inside the chrysalis. Her photographs show the transformation over the course of just one hour. Jean Held

Deepwater Wind's Block Island Wind Farm, seen from Montauk, was the first offshore wind installation in the United States. The Danish company acquiring Deepwater built the world’s first offshore wind farm in 1991. Jane Bimson

David Lys left, and Manny Vilar, right, candidates for East Hampton Town Board, will discuss the issues at a forum on Thursday sponsored by the East Hampton Clericus. Durell Godfrey Photos

Kevin S. Chavez, 19, of Bridgehampton was charged with falsely reporting an incident, a misdemeanor, after he posted on Snapchat with what appeared to be an AR-15

Can parks police cope with additional crowds?
A page from the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation's request for proposals for a new camping concession at Camp Hero shows potential sites in yellow. New York State Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

The Mets honor Montauk’s Pat DeRosa, World War II vet and musician
The New York Mets honored Pat DeRosa’s military service at their game last Thursday. The Mets’ Corey Oswalt presented a flag to the Montauk resident in a ceremony during the game. New York Mets