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With burgers and shakes, John’s Drive-In holds down the ‘old Montauk’ fort
David and Maureen Rutkowski are marking the 50th anniversary of John’s Drive-In in Montauk. Christopher Walsh

Zimmerman departs, Franklin takes over
Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman will retire after 10 years. Rabbi Joshua Franklin will take his place. Irene Silverman

East Hampton's Memorial Day parade took place in the rain Monday morning. Matthew Charron Photos
Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. remembered his late father, who served in the Army during World War II. Matthew Charron
Firefighters carried the red, white, and blue -- and took shelter under it -- during East Hampton's parade.Matthew Charron
Tiger Scouts gathered at the memorial green at Hook Mill along with veterans, firefighters, and public officials, including, at right, Sylvia Overby, Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, and Peter Van Scoyoc, all East Hampton Town Board members, Supervisor Larry Cantwell, and East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. Matthew Charron
At left, Bill Mott, commander of the East Hampton American Legion post, at the podium, and John Geehreng were the masters of ceremony; at right, Brian Carabine of the V.F.W. Matthew Charron
Veterans in the "missing man" formation fired a salute to the departed. Matthew Charron
Rain or not, spectators turned out to watch the parade. Matthew Charron

After pulling up a large chowder clam that had clamped onto his hook, Ray Sperling culled a 21-inch keeper fluke in Southold Bay. Jon M. Diat
It was a big one, but not the fluke Ray Sperling was after; instead a chowder clam took the hook and bait and refused to let it go. Closer inspection revealed a rusted porgy hook and rig also lodged deep inside the hungry quahog. Jon M. Diat

Peter Van Scoyoc, a Democratic councilman who is running for East Hampton Town supervisor, will also be at the top of the Independence Party ticket. Carissa Katz

The Sag Harbor School budget passed 973 to 269, and two incumbents were ousted. Judy D'Mello

Many school board races are uncontested this year
Clockwise, Ivonne Tovar-Morales, Donna Sutton, Anna Bernasek, Patrick Brabant, Markanthony Verzosa

Tyler Armstrong, seen here while he was running for election in 2015, has decided against a re-election campaign. Morgan McGivern

A commercial dragger working off Montauk in 2016 David E. Rattray

Jeffrey Bragman is poised to join the East Hampton Town Democratic ticket as a candidate for town board pending a formal vote at a nominating convention later this month. Morgan McGivern