The Rapala was invented in 1936 by Lauri Rapala, a Finnish fisherman
The Yozuri Hydro Popper, one of the columnist’s favorite lures. David Kuperschmid

Thomas Pagano, a sergeant with the Sag Harbor Village Police Department, seen here with Chief Austin McGuire, was among the officers recognized by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Tuesday.
East Hampton Village Police Officer Steven Niggles, seen with County Executive Steve Bellone and Sgt. Richard Mamay
Officer Vincent Rantinella of the East Hampton Town Police Department, seen here with Chief Michael Sarlo and the county executive, was honored for the eighth consecutive year.

Wesley De Oliveira Costa

William Field, center, won first place in the small motors category at the New York State Skills USA competition last week. He is a career and technical education student from East Hampton High School. Michelle Field
Mitchell Lester, left, and Eric Schoenster, right, are career and technical education students from East Hampton High School who placed third in their respective contest categories at the New York State Skills USA competition last week.

Crime scene tape was all that was left behind Sunday morning at the scene of an accident on Main Street in Bridgehampton where a pedestrian was struck. Christine Sampson
A man is in a serious condition after being struck by a car near Starbucks in Bridgehampton. Christine Sampson

Tom Dwyer, a geologist who works for the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, showed aerial photos of the East End, including Plum Island, to children from John M. Marshall Elementary School during a 2015 field trip to the island. Christine Sampson

A 1968 Mustang smashed into the Henry Lehr store in Sag Harbor Thursday evening.

New initiatives take on a pressing problem: the nitrogen from septic waste
County Legislator Bridget Fleming, center, was among the officials who support County Executive Steve Bellone’s proposal for a referendum to tax water bills to create a water pollution abatement fund. Suffolk County Executive’s Office

Seeks solutions to midsummer mayhem, cab crisis
Tom Bogdan, the founder of Montauk United, has signed up 975 members and is readying a questionnaire to be mailed to homeowners to find out what they want for Montauk. Janis Hewitt