Fourth-grade production stays close to home with ‘Beyond the Duck Pond’
“A lot of these kids have never been onstage before,” said Ashley Dellapolla, a third-grade teacher who is directing the Springs School’s fourth-grade opera with Amanda Waleko, a second-grade teacher. Durell Godfrey
The story of "Beyond the Duck Pond" centers on two students who "go through a portal to future Springs," said Lily Griffin, a student stagehand.Durell Godfrey
Janpol Munzon, left, a performer in the Springs School’s fourth-grade opera, “Beyond the Duck Pond,” sang a solo during rehearsals at Guild Hall on Tuesday.Durell Godfrey

Retired police chief third in family to lead
The Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade is sure to be a family affair. Eddie Ecker, center, will lead. He is pictured with his daughters, Kari Shea, left, and Karli Pena, with their children, Ronan Shea, left, and Zelda Pena, who were born 24 hours apart last January.

In pricey area, food pantries feed hundreds
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Fran Ecker, who still holds the post of secretary with the food pantry volunteer group, raised the money initially needed for the pantry by selling chances on afghan blankets she hand-knit herself.Jane Bimson

Town supervisor says he will not seek a third term
East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, right, said on Friday that he will not seek a third term. Morgan McGivern

‘Law and Order’ actors faulted for kids’ play structures near property line
David E. Rattray

The old Camp Hero radar tower at Montauk Point. Matthew Charron

Mauro Pacheco, accused of sodomizing a Springs woman, was brought into East Hampton Town Justice Court by East Hampton Town police officers on Saturday. T.E. McMorrow

"There is no place in the state that will benefit more than Long Island from this funding,” State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. said of recent water quality measures proposed at the state level. Durell Godfrey