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Kim Nalepinski and her dog, Banksy, are safe with her parents in East Hampton, but her community of Coral Bay on St. John was left devastated by Hurricane Irma. Carissa Katz

At the clam-shucking contest at Harborfest in Sag Harbor last weekend
Peter Ambrose was the top shucker in the Harborfest clam-shucking contest on Sunday in Sag Harbor, besting The Star’s fishing columnist, among others. Terie Diat

State D.E.C. officers with some of the estimated 1,000-plus fluke and sea bass they seized after checking a party boat in Lake Montauk on Aug. 31. The fish were donated to charity, according to a D.E.C. spokeswoman. N.Y.S. Department of Environmental Conservation

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Firefighters and emergency medical service personnel saluted at the beginning of the Sept. 11 memorial service in East Hampton Village Monday evening. Durell Godfrey photos
An honor guard stood at attention.
Each of the fire, police, and E.M.S. departments in the Town of East Hampton placed wreaths on the memorial green at the Hook Mill.
Emergency service personnel were flanked by members of the public.
The short memorial service remembered those who lost their lives on 9/11.
A large American Flag hung between the ladders of two fire trucks.
Government officials and members of the clergy attended the ceremony.
A wreath placed by the East Hampton Village Police Department on the green.


Those taking part in an ocean rescue at Georgica Beach in August were recognized at the East Hampton Village Board's work session on Thursday. From left, Francis Mott, East Hampton Village's beach manager; Ethan Dayton, a former lifeguard; Dana Dragone, a lifeguard, and Richard Lawler of the board took part in a ceremony in which Mr. Lawler read a proclamation recognizing the quick action of five rescuers. Christopher Walsh photos
Ethan Dayton and Dana Dragone, third and fourth from left, were recognized by the East Hampton Village Board on Thursday. They were among five current or former village lifeguards to rescue a swimmer in distress at Georgica Beach in August.

Dems vie for town board; Indies vote for trustee
From Left, Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, Zachary Cohen, Jeffrey Bragman Durell Godfrey

Educator gets education at top of world
Lisa Seff practiced “abandon ship” drills aboard a research vessel in the Arctic Ocean. Diana Campbell
Research Vessel Sikuliaq arriving in Nome. Alaska, where it welcomed aboard the PolarTREC team of researchers and scientists for an expedition to the Arctic Ocean. Lisa Seff
Lisa Seff, a Springs school teacher, had to share living space with a fellow researcher while at sea for three and a half weeks.Lisa Seff