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Sunday marks the opening day of the Hampton Classic Horse Show, which will run until Sept 3. Durell Godfrey

The fireworks show over Main Beach starts at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Michael Heller photos
The East Hampton Fire Department, made up solely of volunteers, depends on donations for the fireworks show.

Heart lab and cancer center to open soon
State officials were on hand for the unveiling of the new Stony Brook Southampton Hospital sign at the entrance to the hospital on Monday. The official merger took place on Aug. 1. Taylor K. Vecsey

Potentially harmful enterococcus bacteria levels have been recorded at the Georgica Pond "kayak launch" on Montauk Highway in East Hampton. Concerned Citizens of Montauk/Surfrider Foundation

As dory squad waned, East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue took its place
Volunteers stay fit and ready for ocean emergencies through twice-weekly drills that involve swimming, hauling pretend victims out of the sea, and carrying them to safety onshore. Judy D’Mello
Matt Norklun, an East Hampton volunteer lifeguard for 10 years, enjoyed some downtime with Steve McMahon, a fellow volunteer rescue swimmer. Matthew Charron
Unloading a Jet Ski at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett for specialized training required for rescues in rough seas. About half of the volunteers are certified Jet Ski operators. Matthew Charron
Katie Osiecki, one of three East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue captains, went over plans with T.J. Calabrese, the organization’s chief, during its monthly meeting at the Dory Rescue Barn in Amagansett. Matthew Charron

District moves ahead on Springs-Fireplace deal

T.E. McMorrow

Deepwater cites lack of harm off Block Island

Elaine Defalco, a daughter of Fritz Leddy, a former chief of the East Hampton Village Police Department, pinned Mr. Leddy’s shield to her son-in-law, Michael Tracey. Christopher Walsh

The vegetation planted to trap pollutants and silt from surface runoff at the East Hampton Village green is in full bloom this month. Durell Godfrey