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In Springs, hallway traffic jams, improvised work spaces are a daily reality
The Springs School’s fourth grade has 75 students and average class sizes of 25. Above, Beth Scammell, with her fourth-grade class. Christine Sampson
When the bell rings to signal the end of periods at the Springs School, more than 300 children are often in the hallways changing classes at once. Christine Sampson

Police found 18 people at four-bedroom in Montauk
Alina Gersham, the alleged organizer of an illegal Montauk share house left East Hampton Town Justice Court Monday after being arraigned and posting $5,000 bail. T.E. McMorrow

The supervisor's proposed budget includes money to improve lifeguard protection, adding a third lifeguard stand on the downtown Montauk beach. Durell Godfrey

Paddleboard business comes under scrutiny

A crowd of about 200 gathered in the high school auditorium
Kathy McGeehan’s 1989 conference-champion gymnastics team was inducted into East Hampton High’s Hall of Fame on Saturday. Jim Stewart
Mark McKee’s parents always said if the brothers were to receive an award not to let him talk. Jack Graves

Christine Sampson photos


The National Museum of African American History and Culture and its opening events have attracted worldwide attention
One of the Johnson family photographs taken at the beach was selected by the National Museum of African American History and Culture for its “Power of Place” exhibit.
The Eastville Community Historical Society’s headquarters and museum are in a house donated by Lippman Johnson and Rose Johnson, above, along with a trove of other photographs of his family.
Georgette Grier-Key, the executive director and curator of the Eastville Community Historical Society, attended a museum preview earlier this month, pausing for a photograph next to Chuck Berry’s car.
Frank Hunter was one of the first African-American chief petty officers in the Navy. His commanding officer recommended him for a Medal of Honor for his attempt to save a fellow shipmate.
Frank Hunter’s great-grandson, Franklin Wilks, was at the opening and dedication of the museum last weekend. He has requested that the Navy give his ancestor the Medal of Honor posthumously.
In addition to his great-grandfather’s photograph, Mr. Wilks also gave the museum his continuous record of service, which documents his activities through all of his years of active duty.


The Suffolk County Water Authority's base in East Hampton Taylor K. Vecsey