Renovations, new start times, new faces greet returning students this week
Back to school! Morgan McGivern

Debra McCall, a teacher and educator at the Ross School, received the Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award, which will take her to India for six months of research. Judy D’Mello
Debra McCall will document thousand-year-old frescoes and dance reliefs on the walls of the Thillai Nataraja temple, a major shrine of Lord Shiva worship, in Tamil Nadu, India's southernmost state.Debra McCall

Coach McKee said he was not giving up
The above photo was taken during East Hampton’s 36-21 upset of Bayport-Blue Point in last fall’s finale. Craig Macnaughton

200-plus remember 1913 rally on Main Street
Arlene Hinkemeyer, right, of the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons was jubilant last Thursday at the league’s recreation of a 1913 women’s suffrage rally. With her was Brooke Kroeger. Durell Godfrey
East Hampton Village Police Officer Jennifer Dunn got a banner of her own as she patrolled during last Thursday’s march commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York. Durell Godfrey
Carissa Katz

Autumn Rose Miskweminanocsqua ("Raspberry Star Woman") Williams won the title of Miss Native American U.S.A. 2017-2018 last weekend.

Some 200 young local riders ranging in age from 2 to 7 years old and dressed to the nines inaugurated the weeklong show in Bridgehampton.
Isla Mnuchin of East End Stables in East Hampton won a section of the 2-to-4-year-old division on opening day. Jack Graves
Victoria Roman, of East Hampton, Martha’s Vineyard, and Wellington, Fla., was hugged by her leader, John Brennan, after her win in Sunday’s 2-to-4-year-old leadline class. Caroline Lloyd
Josh Brussell, East Hampton High’s boys volleyball coach, said riding had been his 6-year-old daughter Aurora’s idea. Jack Graves
Amanda Derbyshire and Lady Maria BH topped 70 entries in the Hampton Classic’s opening day $30,000 Boar’s Head Jumper Challenge. Durell Godfrey

The beetle has distinctive markings that are easy to recognize. USDA