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Tensions mar meeting when trucks come up
While East Hampton Town Trustees want both vehicle access points at Maidstone Park Beach in East Hampton to remain, many agreed that one had been widened and should be narrowed. Durell Godfrey

Sgt. John Whitehead and Sgt. Owen O’Neill of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department oversaw a labor crew from the county’s Riverhead correctional facility at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett. Sergeant Whitehead retired yesterday, and Sergeant O’Neill has assumed his role. Christopher Walsh

After a few tense moments on the steps of Southampton Town Hall, Mitch Winston, right, was ultimately the winning bidder at the auction of the old Morpurgo house in Sag Harbor Village. Taylor K. Vecsey photos
Joel Zweig, right, with a man, identified only as the principal of Atlantic View Holding, the lender on the property who drove the price of the house up at the auction.
Scott Strough of the Compass agency, who helped broker the deal, said the new owner is committed to working with the village.

Julien Bizalion, director of operations at the Surf Lodge, with Tina Piette, the attorney who represented the resort in East Hampton Town Justice Court, where five noise violation charges were dismissed Monday. T.E. McMorrow


Craig Ortner, above, is handling the people’s case against Thomas Gilbert Jr., who is charged with patricide. T.E. McMorrow

Michael Heller photos


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Fort Pond in Montauk is "in peril," C.C.O.M. says, and is being targeted for conservation and cleanup efforts by the organization's new Save the Lake, Save the Pond campaign. Christine Sampson photos
Mara Dias, right, the national water quality testing supervisor for the Surfrider Foundation, who lent her expert opinion to the issue, said bacterial contamination in the lake and the pond are dangerous to both aquatic life and human life.
Jeremy Samuelson, the executive director of the Concerned Citizens of Montauk, launched the organization's new Save the Lake, Save the Pond campaign on Friday. It aims to preserve and improve water quality in Fort Pond and Lake Montauk.