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Christine Sampson
The East Hampton Village Ambulance Association took the driver of the Jeep Wrangler to the hospital.Morgan McGivern

No, that's not a real giraffe taking a stroll in the East Hampton Village Nature Trail. Durell Godfrey photos

A mason working at 62 Further Lane died after a fall there Tuesday morning. Hampton Pix

Corps of Engineers plans to reinforce an existing revetment along 840 feet of shore.
Morgan McGivern

Nine United States war veterans lie in a modest farm cemetery off Jericho Road in East Hampton. Among the soldiers buried there is Matthew Hedges, who fought in the Revolutionary War and died in 1817. On the Sunday before each Memorial Day, a Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion color guard arrives early in the morning to offer a prayer, fire a three-shot salute, and play taps. Traveling by bus and van, the color guard visits all of the town's other cemeteries to pay their respects that day. For several years, John and Wendy Phillips, whose house abuts the Jericho Road cemetery, have hosted friends and neighbors for breakfast and to watch the V.F.W. ceremony.

From left, Sam Anderson, Mats Grebenstein, Isabel Peters, and Hollie Schleicher, members of Hamptons Humanity, sat for the first shift of the group's lemonade stand and bake sale fund-raiser on Saturday.

Soldiers march in Sag Harbor's Memorial Day parade. Durell Godfrey
In East Hampton, a prayer was read.Morgan McGivern
Sag Harbor's parade route included Main Street.Durell Godfrey
East Hampton firefighters also marched. Morgan McGivern
Charles Valleau, the commander of the East Hampton post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, was the keynote speaker at the memorial green.Morgan McGivern
The parade route was lined with supporters of all ages.Morgan McGivern
The "missing man" formation at the memorial green at Hook Mill in East HamptonMorgan McGivern
Veterans fired a salute near the Jordan C. Haerter Memorial in Sag Harbor.Durell Godfrey
A salute at the World II and Korean War monuments in Sag HarborDurell Godfrey
Veterans from all branches of the military participated in Sag Harbor's march.Durell Godfrey


While construction has long been finished on East Hampton High School, a lawsuit over a construction contract with Sandpebble Builders lasted many more years, ending last week with a jury decision that the East Hampton School District has to pay $750,750 to the company. Kate Maier in 2009

East Hampton High School students are in some trouble following senior pranks on Thursday, school officials said. Christine Sampson