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New commander, an Iraq war vet, is 27
Lance Cpl. Roger King has taken charge as the new commander of Sag Harbor’s Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Carrie Ann Salvi

Through the brush and along the beach, looking for hospital executive
At Hartman’s Briney Breezes Motel in Montauk, where George Richardson was staying before he disappeared on Aug. 28. Suffolk police dogs and their handlers searched a wooded area near the motel yesterday. T.E. McMorrow

Peter Kirsch, at right, an attorney with expertise in airport affairs, has been advising the East Hampton Town Board. Jim Brundige, the East Hampton Airport manager, is at left. Morgan McGivern

From Sagaponack to Water Mill, oceanfront property owners would bear the cost of coastal restoration
Oceanfront residents from Water Mill to Sagaponack are weighing in about a $28 million beach nourishment project proposed to protect a declining six-mile stretch of beach. Carrie Ann Salvi

Late blight strikes again, leaving fruit to die on vine
Tomatoes killed off by late blight
Tomatoes killed off by late blight have been found on farms throughout the East End. Carrie Ann Salvi

It’s chaos. It’s a party. It’s Montauk after hours — last call 3:30 a.m.
Remi Shobitan, master of the deck bar at Montauk’s Surf Lodge, on the summer season’s penultimate night T.E. McMorrow

Complaint by angry caller prompts F.B.I. visit

Altschuler, Bishop each claim lead, data to prove it

Bridget Fleming and Jennifer Maertz will face off in Democratic primary
A debate was held last Wednesday between Town Councilwoman Bridget Fleming, right, and Jennifer Maertz, left, who will run against her. Both candidates seek to oust Senator Kenneth P. LaValle from his first district seat. Carrie Ann Salvi

Ina Mehlig with Dr. Eugene Haller, and their 1977 Cessna 210
Ina Mehlig with Dr. Eugene Haller, and their 1977 Cessna 210 embarked on a cross-ocean journey on Monday.