Parking signs like this one on Industrial Road in Montauk have repeatedly gone missing, and police ticketing blizzards have been one result. Janis Hewitt

A long-stalled project to reduce pollution at Havens Beach was not finished as of Monday, though village officials had vowed the work would be completed by the start of swimming season. Carrie Ann Salvi

Plans to improve the safety of parking in front of the Sagaponack Post Office and General Store have been discussed at two recent village board meetings. Carrie Ann Salvi

Fireworks by Grucci, courtesy of the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, put on quite a show at Umbrella Beach last Thursday. James Katsipis

Alfredo Corchado, the prizewinning reporter, whose beat is the Mexican border Jack Graves