The Book Brigade numbered close to 1,000, exceeding all expectations
A formal ribbon-cutting was a joyful moment celebrated, from left, by Cathy Creedon, the library director, Donna Fisher and Diane Schiavoni, two library staff members, Sag Harbor Village Mayor Sandra Schroeder, New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., and Craig Rhodes, vice president of the library's board of trustees, along with Dorothy Ingersoll Zaykowski, seated in front. Christine Sampson photos
Jordan Grimaldi, 3, of Noyac, takes the book from a community member as her brother, Jasper Grimaldi, 5, and her father, James Grimaldi, get ready to take the book into their own hands as well.
Joyce Shulman, right, takes a selfie with her daughter, Madelyn Cohen, during the book brigade as her niece Katherine Howard, visiting from out-of-town, looks on.
Community members of all ages came down to Main Street on Saturday morning to take part in the book brigade that was part of the opening ceremonies for the newly renovated John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor.
As the book brigade progressed, a large crowd gathered outside the library waiting for its arrival.
Catherine Creedon, the director of the John Jermain Memorial Library, held up the book “Sag Harbor: The Story of an American Beauty” by Dorothy Ingersoll Zaykowski, which arrived at the library after being passed hand-to-hand during a "book brigade" by residents who lined up starting at the library's temporary home on Water Street.
Diana Kolhoff, center, the president of the Sag Harbor School Board, along with her daughters, Helena, 10, left, and Alaia, 8, right, signed a guest book that is intended to be a record of the opening ceremonies at John Jermain Memorial Library.
Caitlin McSweeney, left, and Emily Glass, both Pierson Middle and High School students, said they are looking forward to spending tons of time at the newly renovated John Jermain Memorial Library.
Less than half an hour after the library's doors reopened, families could already be seen taking advantage of the revamped children's room.

A Suffolk County medevac helicopter picked up a woman who was seriously injured in an accident in Montauk on Friday afternoon. Tycho Burwell photos
Emergency medical personnel with the Montauk Fire Department treated and transported the injured woman to a waiting Suffolk County medevac helicopter.
The Suffolk County medevac helicopter taking off for Stony Brook.

Christine Sampson

Salt Box was among the bars where East Hampton Town police paid a visit on Sunday.

Blue-green algae spreads into Georgica Cove. Cleber Mello
Ryan Wallace, a scientist and PhD candidate at Stony Brook University, places a data-collecting buoy in the pond. Priscilla Rattazzi

L.V.I.S. vigilant as Dutch elm strikes again
Elms line Main Street in East Hampton Village, but several have succumbed to a tree disease. Carissa Katz

All ages came out for Sunday’s rallies
Lucius Ware took part in Black Lives Matter rallies in Bridgehampton and East Hampton on Sunday with his daughter Leisha Ware, left, and his granddaughter Layna Ware. Taylor K. Vecsey
Demonstrators marched down Newtown Lane and East Hampton’s Main Street during a Black Lives Matter rally on Sunday. More photos below. John Musnicki

Meeting’s last-minute postponement troubles advocates

Preserving all or part of its 840 acres seems to have unanimous support
Tom Dwyer, a geologist who works for the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, showed aerial photos of the East End, including Plum Island, to children from John M. Marshall Elementary School during a 2015 field trip to the island. Christine Sampson