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Officials ask opponents to support long-awaited Fire Island to Montauk project
The transformation of the ocean beach in downtown Montauk into a construction zone for a sandbag seawall has sparked ongoing protest and civil disobedience resulting in the arrest of 14 so far. Joanne Pilgrim
Contractors for the Army Corps of Engineers will continue construction of a sandbag seawall, and several walkways over it on pilings, on the downtown Montauk beach, town officials said this week, despite vocal opposition by residents, surfers, and environmentalists, including Kevin McAllister, below, of Defend H2O. Joanne Pilgrim, Morgan McGivern, Tom McMorrow Photos

Rousing welcome after tour in Afghanistan
A crowd gathered at Hook Mill in East Hampton on Friday to welcome home Army Reserve First Lt. Elizabeth Mamay from a nine-month deployment. Among the well wishers was her grandfather John McNally. Morgan McGivern

The manager, Julian Bizalion, was scheduled to go on trial before a jury Tuesday on the late-spring charge.
Jen Stark painted the sides of the Surf Lodge in Montauk as part of her installation for Eric Firestone before Memorial Day weekend. The Surf Lodge was accused of violating the East Hampton Town code. Jennifer Landes
Jennifer Landes

District casts wider net as it looks to remedy overcrowding and other issues

A.J. McGuire will leave East Hampton Town police, where he is a lieutenant, and take the helm from Sag Harbor Village Police Chief Tom Fabiano in mid-January. Taylor K. Vecsey

The Starbucks Coffee Company’s East Hampton location will reopen tomorrow

Acting Supreme Court Justice James Hudson ruled on Nov. 4 that the Z.B.A.’s decision was a well-reasoned one and should not be overturned
A State Supreme Court justice ruled the Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals had appropriately denied variances to allow a sculpture by the late Larry Rivers to stay. Taylor K. Vecsey

New owners in Southampton; in East Hampton, not yet
Daniel Hirsch, left, and Gregory Harris, former BookHampton employees, bought the Southampton BookHampton from Charline Spektor and renamed it Southampton Books. Jennifer Landes

Defense: son accused in father’s murder can’t stand trial
Thomas Gilbert Jr.

Eleanor Tritt, the Amagansett School superintendent, checked out a geography textbook from 1863 that once belonged to a student at the original Amagansett School, which was moved to the current school grounds recently. Christine Sampson photos and video