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Sydney Jones, who has breakfast at John Papas Cafe every morning, peered through the glass after finding the front door shattered and the diner closed Sunday morning. Durell Godfrey photos
There was not much sign of a fire from the front of John Papas later on Sunday morning, except for a shattered front door.
The East Hampton Fire Department was called to John Papas Cafe at about 2:15 a.m.Michael Heller
Firefighters searched for any extension of the fire. Michael Heller
Michael Heller
Michael Heller
At left, Jamalia Hayes, the East Hampton Fire Department's second assistant chief, and Gerry Turza, the first assistant chief, helped Chief Ken Wessberg with fire operations. Micheal Heller
Michael Heller

Giving back, everyone agreed, was essential.
Even Maurice (Mo) Manning gets the blues: Missing two free throws that would have nailed down an overall county championship win over William Floyd in 1997 certainly qualified as one of his stellar career’s low points, the former Killer Bee said. At left are Nathaniel (Kojak) Dent and Courtney Turner. Jack Graves
Raymon Charlton, who played on Bridgehampton’s 1964, ’65, and ’66 teams, and Jerry Jones listened as Carl Johnson, the former Killer Bees’ star point guard and former longtime coach, talked about how he had revered the championship 1974 team (Gordon Johnson and Jerry Jones’s team) when he was growing up.Jack Graves
Bobby Hopson, a member of Wagner College’s Hall of Fame who once scored 52 points in a game for the Killer Bees, said that what went into making a Killer Bee might be hard to explain to anyone who wasn’t an athlete.Jack Graves

Several members of the late Paul Hansen's family gathered outside the Central Islip courtroom where Sean P. Ludwick was sentenced yesterday on vehicular homicide charges in Mr. Hansen's 2015 death. T.E. McMorrow
"I do take responsibility for this," Sean Ludwick told a judge at his sentencing Wednesday.James Carbone

One of the toughest fighters pound for pound in our local waters
Stubby, stout, and not much to look at, blackfish gain their stellar flavor by feasting on a diet of green crabs and other hard-shelled species like lobster and mussels. Jon M. Diat

Anne Chaisson, far left, and David Nugent, far right, joined some of the jurors of this years Hampton International Film Festival on Monday morning to give out awards. The jurors are, from left, Julie Goldman, Roger Ross Williams, Toni Ross, and Harris Yulin. Durell Godfrey
"Under the Tree" won the best narrative feature award from HIFF.
"Lots of Kids, a Monkey, and a Castle" was named best documentary feature.

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. will not run for New York's First Congressional District. Morgan McGivern

Sabina Streeter explores the legend in a new show
A painting of James Fenimore Cooper, left, who lived for a time on Shelter Island. Sabina Streeter used friends as models for her portraits, including this one, right, of Captain Hand’s mother.

To tear down Star Room eyesore and kill car wash
The site of the long-defunct Star Room nightclub in Wainscott. David E. Rattray

Jackie Pape

An East Hampton Town police officer led Martin Drew into Justice Court on Friday morning. Jackie Pape