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The new Speedway signs went up at the gas stations, formerly known as Hess, in Wainscott and Water Mill on Thursday. Christine Sampson

The message in a bottle that washed up on Plum Island.Christine Sampson
Tom Dwyer, a geologist, examined the bottle that contained the students' message, which washed up on the shore of Plum Island in March.Christine Sampson
Jocelyn Jarro said she got "a boost of energy" from ringing the Plum Island bell, which stands as a tribute to the lighthouse keepers who used it to keep mariners safe in foggy weather.Christine Sampson
Sixteen students and two teachers, Lee Mohlere and David Cataletto, gathered for a group photo in front of the Plum Island lighthouse, which was built in 1869.Christine Sampson
A view of one of the shores of Plum Island.Christine Sampson
From left to right, Rosa Perez, Ashly Morales, and Genesys Dominguez displayed shells they found on the beach. However, keeping the shells was against the rules.Christine Sampson
Cosmo Hamada skipped stones into the water as his classmate Jeison Ballesteros looked on.Christine Sampson
Kailey Anderson and Isabella Gonzalez took a selfie in front of the fresh water lake on Plum Island.Christine Sampson
James Farrell showed off a shell he found on the beach at Plum Island.Christine Sampson

‘It made us feel like we were special,’ said one East Hampton fifth grader
A student in Lee Mohlere’s social studies class at John J. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton took a picture of the Plum Island lighthouse. Christine Sampson
Tom Dwyer is a geologist who works for the Plum Island Animal Disease Center. He showed children aerial photos of the East End, including Plum Island, and pointed out where the students’ message in a bottle was found. Christine SampsonChristine Sampson
David Cataletto, a teacher, and a group of students got an up-close look at the fresh water lake on Plum Island, which is home to diverse populations of wildlife.

A decision on restraining order is delayed
Laws seeking to reduce noise from helicopters and other aircraft flying into and out of East Hampton Airport are set to go into effect on Tuesday. Morgan McGivern

G.O.P. chairman says he will unite in divisive times
Tom Knobel, the chairman of the East Hampton Town Republican Committee, is seeking his party’s nomination for supervisor. Morgan McGivern

John D. Re gets five years from federal judge for bilking unwary buyers
John D. Re of East Hampton, pictured during a 2006 trip in a refurbished submarine, was sentenced to five years in federal prison.

A customer who was crushed by falling wallboard at a Riverhead Building Supply warehouse in East Hampton on Friday was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital from East Hampton Airport. He was still listed in critical condition yesterday. Morgan McGivern

Many are ‘torn between gratitude and concern’
The 150-foot communications antenna erected behind the Springs Firehouse surprised neighbors and prompted a rash of complaints about its safety and aesthetics. David E. Rattray