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Serious beach erosion in Montauk following two recent severe storms prompted a vigorous discussion at a town board meeting on Tuesday about efforts the community should take to prepare for the next oceanic assault.
A combination of foresight and execution made all the difference as the Amagansett Fire Department, aided by trucks and men from Montauk and East Hampton, put out a blazing fire at the Sea Crest motel complex on Napeague.
With the question of whether to reduce or even do away with the Sag Harbor Village Police Department on the agenda, Tuesday night’s meeting of the Sag Harbor Village Board brought out many residents.
Montauk has been the target recently of night-time prowlers looking for unlocked cars. Ditch Plain and East Lake Drive saw a rash of incidents last weekend.
Until very recently, even the scientific community that has issued ever-more dire warnings about the perils of inaction was reluctant to tie a singular weather event to climate change. After Hurricane Sandy, that reluctance is fading.
More than a dozen large pre-cast concrete rings, commonly used for septic systems, were placed in a row on the downtown Montauk public beach last week in front of the Royal Atlantic and Ocean Beach motels
On Tuesday, a Hampton Jitney transported volunteers, along with cleanup supplies like gloves, bleach, brushes, and garbage bags, from East Hampton Town Hall to East Rockaway and Long Beach.
For those experts who have spent time studying and thinking about eastern Long Island’s resilience to storms like Hurricane Sandy, the consensus is that the time to stand and resist nature’s fury has passed.
In stricken communities all over the metropolitan area, libraries became a refuge last week for people seeking warmth, information, and connection.