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The colonial marchers seemed to be having fun along the way. Jennifer Landes photos
Some participants had it better than others, as in the gold old days.
Jack Bartelme of the East Hampton Village Police Department helped keep order so Southampton Village police could celebrate.
The sound and smoke of canon fire brought some of the history of the day alive.
Some of the antique fire trucks that were part of the display
Southampton's Jason Poremba was honored as firefighter of the year.
Many children enjoyed the ride in their father's firetrucks.
The ever-popular bagpipes
Crowds were lining the streets, in lawn chairs and standing, to see the parade go by.

A sign at the rest area on Montauk Highway at the entrance to East Hampton reminds driver to pull over for for emergency personnel. Taylor K. Vecsey

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Judge upholds quiet hours, rejects toughest rule change
Helicopters and other “noisy aircraft” that fly into and out of East Hampton Airport will be subject to a nightly curfew from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. starting tonight. Morgan McGivern

Trustees want beach garbage cans removed; village says they’re staying put
Critics of beach garbage cans, including the East Hampton Town Trustees, say that cans like these on Main Beach create more problems than they solve. Dell Cullum

Building character and imparting a love of learning to last a lifetime
And away they go! It has been a year of growth and learning for Ephraim Munoz and Olivia Chapman, members of the class of 2027 from Kristen Tulp’s kindergarten at the John M. Marshall Elementary School. Durell Godfrey

School board seeks proposals from architects
Kevin Walsh, who works for the firm BBS Architects, explained some of the firm's design concepts during a June 17 meeting of the Springs School facilities committee. BBS has submitted a proposal in response to the Springs school district's call for architects of engineers to help the school plan for an expansion or renovation. Christine Sampson

The wayward goose, perched on a rock, is believed to be a hybrid of a Pilgrim goose and a Chinese goose, and has taken up residence with a pair of Canada geese and their goslings on Fort Pond. Jane Bimson
Jane Bimson
Jane Bimson

Mark Ripolone’s Ditch Plains Taxi is one of several local taxi companies that can now be summoned with the smartphone app Gata Hub. Bob Bowman