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The Lady Ott team competed in the whaleboat races at the 2015 HarborFest. Morgan McGivern

Warning signs have gone up at Fresh Pond in Amagansett, after private tests found high bacteria levels in the water all summer. David E. Rattray

A Cornell seaweed ‘farm’ will harvest excess nutrients from the tides

The unofficial change of season earlier this week does bring about a number of noticeable observations on both land and sea here on the East End
Bennett Burki, 14, caught a 35-pound striped bass on the charter boat Hurry Up off Montauk on Monday. Peter Burki
Emilie McKenna kissed her freshly caught smooth dogfish before setting it free on Friday. Amie Rappoport

Of particular interest in the invertebrate world are the largest migratory insects of them all, the monarch butterflies
Monarch butterflies, which migrate along the Atlantic Coast in their greatest numbers starting in September, have been less numerous in recent years, but local observers have reported an uptick in sightings so far this year. Terry Sullivan

Police blocked Alewife Brook Road near the entrance to Cedar Point County Park while they investigate a death. Timothy Garneau

Dr. Dhaval Patel, a cardiologist, Gary Gerard, lead interventional/cardiac catheterization technologist, Dr. Travis Bench, interventional cardiologist and director of the cardiac catheterization lab at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, and Helen VanDenessen, the nurse manager of imaging. Southampton Hospital


One of the Citroëns in Ronald Lauder's collection was destroyed when it erupted in flames in Wainscott Wednesday morning. Durell Godfrey photos

Daniel Bluman went clean on Ladriano Z — to his and the large crowd’s delight
Daniel Bluman scored rare back-to-back wins in the Grand Prix Qualifier and in the Grand Prix at the Hampton Classic this past week — on Bacara d’Archonfosse in the qualifier and on Ladriano Z, above, in the Grand Prix. Durell Godfrey
Brianne Goutal, who rode Nice de Prissey clean in the first round, had one knockdown in the jump-off to finish second in the Hampton Classic’s Grand Prix. Later, at the press conference, she said with a smile that she was tired of being a bridesmaid. Sunday’s was her third runner-up finish here. Durell Godfrey
Sue Ellen Marder O’Connor and her sister, Nancy Marder Banfield, switched riding helmets for fancy hats at the Hampton Classic Sunday morning. With Banfield as her coach, O’Connor had three second-place finishes in adult amateur divisions and a fifth-place finish in the adult hunter classic. Jack Graves