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Rain could not dampen Sunday's 55th annual Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Four students in the East Hampton Music Department were selected out of 5,000 applicants nationwide to participate in the 2017 Honor Choir selected by the National American Choral Directors Association.
Sunday is the big day in Montauk. Eddie Ecker, this year's grand marshal, will lead the 55th annual Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade. Here's what you need to know.
When Eddie Ecker Jr. leads the Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday it will be the first time a husband and wife and their offspring will have been out front.
One of the 20 floats in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade was presented by Montauk’s St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church.
Whether in Montauk, where I grew up, or in New York City, where I was born and lived for 20-plus years, St. Patrick’s Day never conjured Ireland for me, or much of anything about it.
Nancy Rowan, the owner of the Golden Eagle, and a longtime associate and new business partner, Michael Weisman, are preparing to bring back the art classes, and more, in a spot on North Main Street that they will call Studio 144.
A festival and street fair proposed for May 20 on Newtown Lane by the executive director of the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce became official on Friday when the East Hampton Village Board voted to approve a special live entertainment permit.

The aquatic area at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter closed on Sunday for repairs and is expected to reopen on May 13. The RECenter will remain open for use of the other areas of the building.
The Star received reports of clams, and even dead crabs, covering portions of the sand at Beach Lane and Town Line Beach in Wainscott on Saturday, as well as Main Beach in East Hampton Village throughout the weekend.
The Springs Seedlings edible school garden program and the Project Most after-school program will benefit from the Empty Bowls soup event on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion in Amagansett.
The Am O'Gansett Parade on Saturday was cheery despite 20-something temperatures and a bitter wind out of the northwest.
The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals, meeting on Friday, was adamantly against allowing an outdoor patio at the Service Station restaurant to continue to be used for dining, as it has been for many years.