T.E. McMorrow

Steven E. Skrynecki, right, will not start working full time as the Southampton Town police chief until mid-March, an arrangement that Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said will save the town money. Taylor K. Vecsey

A hideous monument

Advocates for offshore wind farms were jubilant Wednesday after the Long Island Power Authority's board of directors unanimously agreed to purchase electricity from the South Fork Wind Farm, which is to be constructed 30 miles off Montauk. Hanna Ring

High waves exposed buried sand bags on the Montauk ocean beach. T.E. McMorrow
A section of concrete pavers was exposed at South Edison Street in Montauk.Jane Bimson
Downtown Montauk, by South Emerson Street, was among the streets flooded in the northeaster.Jane Bimson
Waves pounded the north side of Montauk near Soundview Drive on Tuesday morning.Jane Bimson
East Hampton Town and Suffolk County will share the cost of replacing sand lost in front of an Army Corps sand bag sea wall once the project is officially deemed complete.Jane Bimson
Tanya Malott, a Sag Harbor photographer, at Georgica Beach in East Hampton on Tuesday morning stood on top of a usually buried stone jetty to grab a shot.David E. Rattray
At dusk on Monday, erosion had already begun to tear down snow fence along the Montauk oceanfront.David E. Rattray
Gerard Drive in Springs, where Gardiner's Bay rose up and raged across the roadway on TuesdayJoanne Pilgrim
First light this morning at Egypt Beach in East Hampton. The Shadmoor State Park sign from Montauk appeared to have traveled all the way west to East Hampton Village overnight. Dell Cullum

Wave heights of 16 to 18 feet are expected south of Long Island on Monday as a powerful winter storm churns up the coast. National Weather Service

The HooDoo Loungers played at a benefit concert that raised $15,000 for the Sag Harbor fire and ambulance agencies. Michael Heller photos
A raffle was also held with donations from restaurants and retailers across the South Fork.
Nancy Atlas and the Nancy Atlas Project performed.
Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks

Members of the East Hampton Democratic Committee and friends took the Hampton Jitney to Manhattan Saturday morning for the march there. Carissa Katz
Two and four-legged protestors turned out for the sister Women's March in Sag Harbor.Evvy Rattray
The last-minute gathering in Sag Harbor on Saturday brought out some 250 people, including children.Evvy Rattray
At the Women's March in Washington, from left, Ally Friedman and Grace Frazier, and August Gladstone and Nina Gonzalez.Kristen Guarino
A group of South Fork residents who rode one of the many buses that went to Washington D.C. on Saturday took a moment for a group shot.Connie Judson
A sea of people filled the streets in Manhattan.Carissa Katz
The mayor's office estimated that the crowd in Manhattan numbered 400,000.Durell Godfrey
The protection of women's rights and equal rights for all were the overarching themes of the marches.Durell Godfrey
Planned Parenthood supporters in ManhattanDurell Godfrey
In ManhattanDurell Godfrey

A powerful winter storm will hammer East Hampton and eastern Long Island ocean and bay beaches on Monday. Downed trees and power outages are also likely. National Weather Service