The new poles will be two to three inches wider and three to five inches taller than the ones they replace. Durell Godfrey

Marked with red-and-white signs, the two Safe Transaction Zones in Riverhead and Yaphank are in full view of on-duty deputy sheriffs to help make meetings between buyers and sellers safer. Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

Smoke was coming up through the floor from the basement for at least a half-hour before firefighters were called to 162 Noyac Path in Water Mill. Michael Heller
Francis Hernandez, the second assistant chief of the Bridgehampton Fire Department, spoke to the homeowner, who is in a wheelchair, after the fire was extinguished in her home.Michael Heller
Firefighters found smoke coming out of the house when they arrived on Friday afternoon.Michael Heller

On village force for 30 years, Larsen is 'interested in other opportunities'
In East Hampton Village, Chief Gerard Larsen oversees 25 officers, 17 dispatchers, and about 20 seasonal traffic control officers.

When the wedding he was set to attend in San Francisco was postponed, Tom McDonald of East Hampton booked a seat on a local charter boat out of Fisherman’s Wharf and caught three halibut between 36 and 38 inches long.

Montauk inlet options include Soundview groins, but many call for sand only
The Army Corps of Engineers has offered a number of options for building up and protecting the beach west of the Lake Montauk inlet. Durell Godfrey

This season’s theme at Lazy Point is Danger Island
Mark Wilson and Claudja Bicalho bring artwork and unusual finds from around the world to their shop, Lazy Point, which is reopening next to Ille Arts in Amagansett tomorrow. Durell Godfrey