Threats of deportation leave children vulnerable
Laura Auerbach, one of 25 volunteers who answered an emergency plea to house the displaced children of a local woman facing deportation, showed some of the paintings her Latino trauma patients have produced in art therapy. Johnette Howard

Baymen bemoan a harvest ‘not worth going for’
Habitat loss and nitrogen loading are among the causes of an especially weak scallop harvest this year. Jon. M. Diat

On Sunday, waves lapped at the downtown Montauk oceanfront, where erosion from recent storms has carried away sand and exposed the sandbags beneath it. A Montauk hamlet study recommends coastal retreat for oceanfront motels and a gradual shift to higher ground. Doug Kuntz

The Hook Mill is adorned with lights for the season. Durell Godfrey photos
The East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad helps organize the East Hampton Polar Bear Plunge at Main Beach.Durell Godfrey

Guests at the American Hotel were asked to leave their rooms in the early morning hours Wednesday while police investigated a report that turned out to be unfounded. Doug Kuntz

Marshall & Sons ventures are holdouts in a fast-changing community
Marshall Prado and his brothers run one of the few family-run fuel businesses left on the East End. Johnette Howard

Bed bug infestation was ‘traumatic for everyone’
Andrew Malone sat in his apartment at Windmill Village II on one of the donated chairs he was given after his belongings were removed. Johnette Howard