Lisa Spellman, who flashed a peace sign, and Bess Rattray, were arrested on disorderly conduct charges Monday morning. Joanne Pilgrim
The Montauk oceanfront work zone on Monday morning, where contractors were excavating sand and placing steel structures into the ground for the Army Corps of Engineers reinforced dune seawall project. Joanne Pilgrim
East Hampton Town police officers arrested two women who refused to leave the construction zone.Joanne Pilgrim

Surfers spread out in a long line, facing a similar line of supporters on the sand, raised their arms and chanted “No more Army Corps” and “Larry are you listening?” Joanne Pilgrim
About 100 surfers turned up at South Edison beach for the paddle out protest Sunday morning.Janis Hewitt
The surfers, and a couple of dogs, lined up before heading into the ocean.Janis Hewitt
Joanne Pilgrim
Sarah Conway, one of the three protestors arrested on Friday morning, laying down on the sand, again.Joanne Pilgrim
Sarah Conway joined the other two others arrested Friday, Tom LaGrassa, left, and James Katsipis, right, who participated in the paddle out. Janis Hewitt
The surfers took their boards into the water.Janis Hewitt
Janis Hewitt
Surfers in the water and supporters on the sand formed a symbolic “line of defense” in protest of the Montauk beach project.Joanne Pilgrim
A crowd of several hundred stood by on the beach as the surfers hit the water.Joanne Pilgrim

Contractors for the Army Corps of Engineers at work this week on the downtown Montauk beach. T.E. McMorrow

Demonstrators descended on the beach with the idea of forming a human chain to stop work on the Army Corps's Montauk beach project. Joanne Pilgrim
Three protestors were arrested. From left, Tom LaGrassa, Sarah Conway, and James Katsipis, who organized the protest. Morgan McGivern
Sarah Conway, a Montauk resident, refused a town police order to leave a trough in the sand.Joanne Pilgrim
An East Hampton Town police officer places cuffs on Sarah Conway. Morgan McGivern
East Hampton Town Police Officer Kenneth Alversa led James Katsipis off the beach before placing him under arrest.Morgan McGivern
Before the arrests, protestors stood in solidarity. Joanne Pilgrim
In anticipation of the protest, the East Hampton Town Police Department had extra officers on hand.Morgan McGivern
Protestors didn't want to let the bulldozers do their work on Friday morning.Joanne Pilgrim
Protestors were taken away for booking.Joanne Pilgrim
As the three protestors were led away in handcuffs, people watched from an oceanfront motel balcony.Morgan McGivern

Angry residents vow to 'form human chain to stop the work' Friday morning
The Town Hall meeting room was packed on Thursday night with residents who came to vent frustrations over the Army Corps work that began in earnest this week on the downtown Montauk beach. Morgan McGivern
James Katsipis, a Montauk photographer who mobilized the Thursday night crowd with his photographs of the Army Corps workMorgan McGivern
Morgan McGivern

T.E. McMorrow photos

Town’s voters ‘can’t be bought,’ Van Scoyoc says
Their re-election assured, Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc and Supervisor Larry Cantwell congratulated each other on Tuesday night. Morgan McGivern
Tyler Armstrong, a first-time candidate for East Hampton Town Trustee, was all smiles at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton, where he celebrated with the other victorious Democrats. Morgan McGivern
It was a disappointing night for Republicans. Tom Knobel, left, got just over 32 percent of the votes in the race for town supervisor, and Joe Bloecker, right, a former East Hampton Town Trustee, appeared to have fallen short in his bid to regain a seat on that board. Morgan McGivern

Last winter’s prolonged cold might be a factor
Kelly Lester opened scallops on Monday. Christopher Walsh

A building at Hartman’s Briney Breezes in Montauk was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at about 4:30 a.m. on Friday. Michael Heller
By all accounts it was a “surround and drown” operation to douse the fire that had already ripped through much of the building. Dalton Portella
Michael Heller