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Eddie Ecker Jr. led the parade as the grand marshal. Jane Bimson photos
Firefighters — and Santa — posed for a photo with the grand marshal, who is also a longtime member of the Montauk Fire Department.
St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church won third place for its float.
No parade would be complete without a John Deere.
Is that Jaws?
The kids from Camp SoulGrow
Above left, Kari Shea, Eddie Ecker Jr.'s daughter, with her husband, East Hampton Town Police Officer Denis Shea, and their son, Rowan. Left, Quinn Flaherty showed off her Irish spirit.
Members of Eddie Ecker Jr.'s extended family had a good laugh.
The grand marshal with East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, left, and Town Justice Steven Tekulsky.

Reghan Anderson, left, and Wells Woolcott, East Hampton High School ninth graders, posed with Melanie Freyre, a choral teacher, during their trip to Minneapolis to sing with the 2017 Honor Choir. Troy Grindle photos
Ava Arcoleo and Sierra Brown, sixth-grade singers from East Hampton Middle School, spent five days in Minneapolis, MN, rehearsing with world-renowned choral conductors.
The A.C.D.A. Honors Choir performed for an audience of over 5,000.


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Young wordsmiths are loving the G-A-M-E and honing their S-K-I-L-L-S
How many words can you make from 25 random tiles? Mikhail Feaster, left, Carlos Carmona, center, and Jasmin DelGiorno ponder the challenge at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center. Debra McEneaney

Cops’ new shifts put more boots on ground


Seeks larger damage award in school lawsuit

Ex-police chief aims to join Republican ticket
Hoping to join Manny Vilar, right, who is running for supervisor on the G.O.P. ticket, are Paul Giardina, left, and Gerard Larsen, who want the two at-play seats on the town board.