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The Rev. Walter Silva Thompson Morgan McGivern




One of our largest birds, the bald eagle, was seen on Long Pond south of Sag Harbor by Ellen Stahl
There have been many bald eagle sightings in the area of late, including this juvenile one photographed being mobbed by crows at the edge of Otter Pond in Sag Harbor. Greg Boeklin Photos



Fourth-grade opera takes on recent past
Yanddel Atariguana, front left, and Isaac Rodriguez, front right, star in “The Peacock’s Tale” as Joseph and Porfirio Goncalvez, two boys who immigrated from Portugal to Springs in 1962 and who became the inspiration for this year’s fourth-grade opera. Durell Godfrey

Glimpse of hidden history in 1817 gravesite restoration
A marble gravestone marking the 1817 burial of Ned, described as a free black man in a contemporary deed, has been returned to its rightful place on a tiny, hidden plot in East Hampton. David E. Rattray
Russ Calemmo, with his dog, Mickey, at the grave of Ned, an African-American who had likely been buried in 1817 on what had been his own property, in East Hampton. David E. Rattray
Signed and witnessed, an 1804 deed found by Steve Russell Boerner of the East Hampton Library provided a key piece of information about 19th century East Hampton resident known only as Ned.East Hampton Library Long Island Collection

Hope to tame mooring chaos outside breakwater
In their new meeting location at Town Hall, the East Hampton Town Trustees discussed a request from Sag Harbor Village to extend its water-management authority and a proposal to permanently ban alcoholic beverages during the daytime at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. Christopher Walsh