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Fourth-grade opera takes on recent past
Yanddel Atariguana, front left, and Isaac Rodriguez, front right, star in “The Peacock’s Tale” as Joseph and Porfirio Goncalvez, two boys who immigrated from Portugal to Springs in 1962 and who became the inspiration for this year’s fourth-grade opera. Durell Godfrey

Glimpse of hidden history in 1817 gravesite restoration
A marble gravestone marking the 1817 burial of Ned, described as a free black man in a contemporary deed, has been returned to its rightful place on a tiny, hidden plot in East Hampton. David E. Rattray
Russ Calemmo, with his dog, Mickey, at the grave of Ned, an African-American who had likely been buried in 1817 on what had been his own property, in East Hampton. David E. Rattray
Signed and witnessed, an 1804 deed found by Steve Russell Boerner of the East Hampton Library provided a key piece of information about 19th century East Hampton resident known only as Ned.East Hampton Library Long Island Collection

Hope to tame mooring chaos outside breakwater
In their new meeting location at Town Hall, the East Hampton Town Trustees discussed a request from Sag Harbor Village to extend its water-management authority and a proposal to permanently ban alcoholic beverages during the daytime at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. Christopher Walsh

Sag Harbor Village officials, who want to turn these waterfront properties into a park, are exploring condemnation. Taylor K. Vecsey

Brenden Snow, center, received his Eagle Scout Award during a ceremony on Sunday attended by many well-wishers including Vincent Franzone, left, who pinned the badge on him, and his father, Scott Snow. Richard Lewin

Contractors for the Army Corps of Engineers are moving down the Montauk beach to construct a mostly buried wall of sandbags. The first section, at the western end of the downtown shore, has been completed. Morgan McGivern Contractors for the Army Corps of Engineers are moving down the Montauk beach to construct a mostly buried wall of sandbags. The first section, at the western end of the downtown shore, has been completed. Morgan McGivern


Enforcers seek solutions before season’s mayhem
The scene outside a Montauk nightclub in July. East Hampton Town officials plan to take a harder line in the hamlet in 2016. T.E. McMorrow