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The graduating students were all smiles at the commencement ceremony on Friday evening. Durell Godfrey photos
John Ryan Sr., a longtime member of the school board, hugged his granddaughter Marikate Ryan after presenting her with her diploma.
Members of the graduating class anxiously awaited their diplomas.
Diego Avila and his family mark the moment with a photo.
Cameron Kavanaugh with his father, John Kavanaugh
The class valedictorian, Philipe Zablotsky

District’s deal with town for Springs-Fireplace land buy is now in doubt
The East Hampton School District’s five-year lease on the bus depot property on Route 114, above, is considered a “stopgap measure” while the district plans for a long-term solution. David E. Rattray

H. Aidan Corish was elected to the Sag Harbor Village Board with five votes more than Thomas Gardella, a former Sag Harbor fire chief. Taylor K. Vecsey

An East Hampton Village Police Officer led Valon Shoshi out of East Hampton Town Justice Court on Thursday after he was arraigned on two felony charges. T.E. McMorrow

First black chief here had a role model close to home
Jamalia Hayes, the East Hampton Fire Department’s second assistant chief, at left, followed in the footsteps of his father, Dudley Hayes, by joining the department in 2005. Michael Heller

With burgers and shakes, John’s Drive-In holds down the ‘old Montauk’ fort
David and Maureen Rutkowski are marking the 50th anniversary of John’s Drive-In in Montauk. Christopher Walsh

Zimmerman departs, Franklin takes over
Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman will retire after 10 years. Rabbi Joshua Franklin will take his place. Irene Silverman

East Hampton's Memorial Day parade took place in the rain Monday morning. Matthew Charron Photos
Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. remembered his late father, who served in the Army during World War II. Matthew Charron
Firefighters carried the red, white, and blue -- and took shelter under it -- during East Hampton's parade.Matthew Charron
Tiger Scouts gathered at the memorial green at Hook Mill along with veterans, firefighters, and public officials, including, at right, Sylvia Overby, Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, and Peter Van Scoyoc, all East Hampton Town Board members, Supervisor Larry Cantwell, and East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. Matthew Charron
At left, Bill Mott, commander of the East Hampton American Legion post, at the podium, and John Geehreng were the masters of ceremony; at right, Brian Carabine of the V.F.W. Matthew Charron
Veterans in the "missing man" formation fired a salute to the departed. Matthew Charron
Rain or not, spectators turned out to watch the parade. Matthew Charron

After pulling up a large chowder clam that had clamped onto his hook, Ray Sperling culled a 21-inch keeper fluke in Southold Bay. Jon M. Diat
It was a big one, but not the fluke Ray Sperling was after; instead a chowder clam took the hook and bait and refused to let it go. Closer inspection revealed a rusted porgy hook and rig also lodged deep inside the hungry quahog. Jon M. Diat

Peter Van Scoyoc, a Democratic councilman who is running for East Hampton Town supervisor, will also be at the top of the Independence Party ticket. Carissa Katz