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"Let's put a smile on our faces because this is a day of celebration!" Doris Hanna told the crowd at Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton on Monday. Durell Godfrey
The church choir helped to lift the spirits of those gathered to remember Dr. King's legacy.Durell Godfrey
The pews were filled for the annual celebration.Durell Godfrey
Young community members read poems, spoke, and even danced during the service, which helps raise money for the church's Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships.Durell Godfrey
Naomi Blowe, an East Hampton High School junior, reminded the crowd that “Today is not a black holiday, it’s a people’s holiday.”Durell Godfrey
Jacarra Stephens performed a praise dance.Durell Godfrey
Among the speakers on Monday were, clockwise from top left, the church's pastor, the Rev. Walter Silva Thompson; Lucius Ware, president of the Eastern Long Island Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P.; Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, and Richard Burns, superintendent of the East Hampton School District.Durell Godfrey
Singers from the church's combined choirDurell Godfrey

Outdoor showers, nightcub basement, vintage cars among the casualties
After frozen pipes thawed yesterday, water came gushing out of Sloppy Tuna in downtown Montauk. The basement had filled with water from burst water pipes. T.E. McMorrow

Sammy's Beach is a remote section of dunes and wetlands on the northern end of Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton. A duck hunter died there after his Ford Explorer became stuck in the snow on Monday afternoon. T.E. McMorrow photo

Bill Crain, pictured in East Hampton in 2014, has begun a sentence in a New Jersey jail after being arrested in the fall while protesting a bear hunt. Morgan McGivern

John McCain campaign 2010

The air temperature was given at Main Beach as 18 degrees
Plungers, whose numbers were predictably way down this year, said afterward that it was colder after getting out than it was once in. Durell Godfrey
The East Hampton Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day at Main Beach was one of the coldest in recent memory, but icy waters did not deter the heartiest, including, above, John Ryan Sr., with plunger in hand, who at 83 may have been the oldest to go in. Below, the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad was suited up and on hand to keep an eye on participants as they conquered the frigid cold and made the plunge. Durell Godfrey Photos

Aircraft using East Hampton Airport on Friday, Aug. 4, one of about 15 days last summer during which helicopters were directed over portions of Sag Harbor by air traffic controllers.

Properties would pay annually based on output
Montauk's oceanfront motels would contribute as much as $250,000 each if a new central sewage plant is built, under a town proposal Jane Bimson

The prettiest fall foliage was along the north half of Northwest Woods, east of Three Mile Harbor, and in Springs and Amagansett

After placing the winning bids in an auction of a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence and a trove of historical documents linked to East Hampton, Holly M. Kinyon talked with Kip Blanchard of Blanchard’s Auction House in Potsdam, N.Y. Christopher Lenney, Watertown Daily Times
The 1776 Holt printing of the Declaration of Independence, one of five known to have survived, was authenticated by Keith Arbour, a Cambridge, Mass., historian. Blanchard's Auction Service