Alison Thompson with a Haitian orphan. Ms. Thompson will speak in Sag Harbor on July 15 about her experiences as a volunteer following several international disasters.

Latest wrinkle in Montauk erosion battle
Residents of the Soundview community west of the Montauk Harbor Inlet claim it's the town's job to fix their erosion problem. Bing Maps

Yacht owner sends up $40,000 display off Montauk
A fireworks display for an unidentified owner or charter client aboard the Quantum of Solace, a 171-foot yacht registered in the Cayman Islands, was an unexpected treat for many in Montauk on Saturday night. Janis Hewitt
Two lines add Sunday and holiday schedules

Town still covering health insurance costs for retirees, even dead ones

Forget aliens and dye, algae bloom is blamed for sudden color change
East Hampton Town Pond
Early morning visitors on Saturday were startled to see that Town Pond in East Hampton had turned a shade of bright green, seemingly overnight. Matthew Charron

A new sponsor is keeping the fuse lit on Three Mile Harbor fireworks display
When this weekend’s fireworks shows are done, pyrotechnics fans still have the Bastille Day show over Three Mile Harbor to look forward to. Carissa Katz

In 2009 Hartstein neighbor had similar symptoms