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Paige Daniels, right, and Hailey Rigby, left, second-graders at Springs School, tried their hands at solar prints, using sun-reactive paper. Christine Sampson
John Conner, left, offered a few thoughts in remembrance of his friend Ralph Carpentier, a well-known artist from Springs who died in February, after a cherry tree was planted in Mr. Carpentier's memory. Mr. Conner is pictured with his wife, Henrika.
A young cherry tree was planted in honor of Ralph Carpentier, a well known artist from Springs who died in February.
Nicole Castro, 8, left, and her sister Andrea Castro, 4, reached for art supplies — beads, pipe cleaners pom-poms and such — as they took part in a mixed-media workshop led by Trish Franey.
Wolfman, a professional drummer, led a workshop on traditional African drumming. The Springs School was able to purchase the drums through a grant from the Greater East Hampton Education Foundation.
Linda Capello, right, instructed two East Hampton High School freshmen, Jennifer Villacis, center, and Emily Lupercio, left, in the basics of charcoal drawing.
Sam Piver, left, and Cody Debackere, center, third-graders at Springs School, made their own stamps in a printmaking workshop led by Kym Fulmer.
Irena Grant, a visiting artist, helped Maria Goncalves's kindergarten students learn about puppetry and storytelling by making their own puppets.
Maria Goncalves's kindergarten class made these reproductions of the famous work "Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh.
Gavin Long, 7, center, created his own original button as his sister Caitlin, 4, and the instructor Andy Piver, right, looked on.

Firefighters doused flames, quickly putting a stop to a fire that spread from a Dumpster to the house. Hampton Pix
Hampton Pix
Fire officials survey the damage to the house on Marine Boulevard Sunday evening. Amagansett Fire Department



In an effort to reduce the numbers of mosquitoes and to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, Suffolk County is holding a "Zika Action Day." Suffolk County Department of Health

C.D.C.H. takeover fails, 85 kids to go elsewhere
The Child Development Center of the Hamptons will close at the end of the 2016-17 school year; it is unclear what will become of the school building. Morgan McGivern

Weed harvester blades could harm creatures

The East Hampton Fire Department honored Joseph DeCristofaro, center, for 60 years as a volunteer firefighter at its annual inspection dinner at the Maidstone Club in East Hampton last month. Michael Heller
Richard Osterberg Jr., who stepped down as East Hampton Fire Department chief on April 30, Ken Wessberg, its current chief, and Gerry Turza, its first assistant chief, gave David Brown, left, a plaque last month in recognition of his 50 years as an East Hampton firefighter. Michael Heller
Officials saluted Joseph DeCristofaro at the annual East Hampton Fire Department dinner.Michael Heller

Dormitories? Trailers?
Jeffrey Freireich, Paul Monte, Tom Ruhle, and Catherine Casey discussed the need for workforce housing with members of the East Hampton Business Alliance at CittaNuova restaurant in East Hampton yesterday. Morgan McGivern

Pleasant Lane, a two-way, dead-end street that ends near the village's long-term parking lot, will remain that way after residents opposed the village's exploration of opening it up into the lot and making it a partial one-way street. Christine Sampson photos
Francine Hanford, who has lived on Pleasant Lane most of her life and who opposed the proposed changes, told the village board to "leave our street alone."
Another view of Pleasant Lane, a dead-end street