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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

Mayor Paul F. Rickebach Jr., center, and Richard Lawler, right, an East Hampton Village Board member, thanked Jerry Larsen for his service to the village as he prepared to leave his post in January. Christopher Walsh

Sunday marks the opening day of the Hampton Classic Horse Show, which will run until Sept 3. Durell Godfrey

The fireworks show over Main Beach starts at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Michael Heller photos
The East Hampton Fire Department, made up solely of volunteers, depends on donations for the fireworks show.

Heart lab and cancer center to open soon
State officials were on hand for the unveiling of the new Stony Brook Southampton Hospital sign at the entrance to the hospital on Monday. The official merger took place on Aug. 1. Taylor K. Vecsey

Potentially harmful enterococcus bacteria levels have been recorded at the Georgica Pond "kayak launch" on Montauk Highway in East Hampton. Concerned Citizens of Montauk/Surfrider Foundation

As dory squad waned, East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue took its place
Volunteers stay fit and ready for ocean emergencies through twice-weekly drills that involve swimming, hauling pretend victims out of the sea, and carrying them to safety onshore. Judy D’Mello
Matt Norklun, an East Hampton volunteer lifeguard for 10 years, enjoyed some downtime with Steve McMahon, a fellow volunteer rescue swimmer. Matthew Charron
Unloading a Jet Ski at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett for specialized training required for rescues in rough seas. About half of the volunteers are certified Jet Ski operators. Matthew Charron
Katie Osiecki, one of three East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue captains, went over plans with T.J. Calabrese, the organization’s chief, during its monthly meeting at the Dory Rescue Barn in Amagansett. Matthew Charron