Curran O’Donnell was the only entrant from Lake Montauk in the youth category with a 0.1 lb. clam.
Edward F. Hoff Jr.'s 2.36-pound Napeague Harbor clam was the heaviest clam overall among 11 competitors. Morgan McGivern
Edward F. Hoff Jr. impressed the gathering by scoring a repeat victory in both the Napeague Harbor and overall competition.Morgan McGivern
The chowder contest judges: Christopher Walsh, a reporter for The East Hampton Star, Michelle Thompson, the trustees' part-time secretary, and Lori Miller-Carr, the trustees' administrative assistant.
Ethan StillwachsMorgan McGivern
East Hampton Town Trustee Bill TaylorMorgan McGivern
East Hampton Town Trustee Deb Klughers holds up Curran O’Donnell's clam.Morgan McGivern
Sophie French, the New England chowder winnerMorgan McGivern
The East Hampton Town Trustees as they are about to announce the winner.Morgan McGivern

Lee Zeldin posed for a photograph before departing Cittanuova restaurant during a cocktail-hour in his honor on Thursday night. From left, Rosa Tikir, Mr. Zeldin, and Nikki Garrett. Morgan McGivern
Richard and Casey Gherardi were in attendance. Morgan McGivern
Morgan McGivern
Morgan McGivern

Two girls and one of their mothers were injured Friday morning after the small car they were riding in was apparently struck by a flat-bed truck.
A truck loaded with lumber, at left, rolled onto its side after striking a passenger car near the Ross School in East Hampton on Friday morning.

Montauk blockhouse is tangled in red tape
The Lindley house has been unoccupied since Suffolk County took it over in 2010, when the family’s 35-year lease on the former Army lookout station expired. Dawn Johann

For kindergartners, ‘It’s an amazing journey from September to June’
Grace King, who just turned 5, enjoyed a book while other students in Kristin Tulp’s kindergarten class practiced using scissors and glue. Carissa Katz
Darlene Rigby, a kindergarten class aide, helped Elian Abreu with an assignment last week. On the left is Emmanuel Gonzalez. Carissa Katz

Money would be included for more staff

Shuttered restaurant would be an office
The owner of Landscape Details wants to purchase a parcel at 103 Montauk Highway, which has housed restaurants since the 1920s but has been vacant for two years, to use as an office and showroom. Christopher Walsh

Heavy equipment was in place for the dredging of Napeague Harbor’s west channel, which commenced yesterday. Christopher Walsh

Little is left of the barn at 602 Townline Road in Sagaponack after a fire on Sunday. Taylor K. Vecsey