East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo, left, and fellow officers helped hand out certificates to the students of the week during a spirit meet on Friday, including Madison Kelly, left, and Jacen Sheades. Durell Godfrey
Eighteen police officers were honored at a Springs School spirit meet on Friday as part of a national program to show appreciation for law enforcement officers.Durell Godfrey
East Hampton Town Police Officer Barry Johnson with some of the students after the presentation.Durell Godfrey
East Hampton Village Police Lt. Tony Long with a future police officer.Durell Godfrey
The 12 officers who attended the presentation who are parents of Springs School students. Clockwise, Lt. Tony Long, Officer Barry Johnson, Sgt. John Claflin, Sgt. Pete Schmitt, Sgt. Joe Kearney, Chief Michael Sarlo, Sgt. Tony Vargas, Public Safety Dispatcher Steve Blanchard, Officer Kim Notel (whose son is now in high school, but she is the longtime school resource officer at Springs), Sgt. Manny Vilar of the NYS Parks Police, Sgt. Matthew Morgan, and Detective Steve Sheades.Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey
Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo greets a student at the Springs School. Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey
East Hampton Village Sgt. Matthew Morgan, Village Lt. Tony Long, and New York State Parks Police Sgt. Manny Vilar, all of whom are parents at the school, with two of the students of the week.Durell Godfrey
Sgt. Pete Schmitt was among the officers who are also parents at the Springs School.Durell Godfrey

Thomas Gilbert Jr.
Thomas Gilbert Jr.

North Fork lawmaker says project is ‘sure to fail’
David E. Rattray
David E. Rattray

Former fire marshal in hospital with lacerations
Two pit bulls, Marley, left, and Max, will likely be euthanized once a quarantine period ends after they attacked James Dunlop as he walked down Todd Drive in East Hampton on New Year’s Day. Morgan McGivern

People at house called 911 after finding flames in garbage can outside garage
Evidence points to the garbage can as the place where the fire began, but what caused the blaze is still unknown. Michael Heller/East Hampton Fire Department
It is unclear what started a fire that ripped through a house on Hedges Banks Drive in East Hampton on New Year’s Day. Michael Heller/East Hampton Fire Department

Changes will help center to be self-sustaining
Lisa DeVeglio of the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation held a rendering of the center as it would look after a major renovation that includes the addition of an aquatics center. Janis Hewitt

Supervisor looks back on 2014 accomplishments and ahead to new goals
Last month, East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell congratulated Len Bernard, the town budget officer, Charlene Kagel, the chief auditor, and their team on an award for the quality of their financial reporting. In his State of the Town address Tuesday, Mr. Cantwell cited improvement on the financial front among his administration's accomplishments in 2014. Morgan McGivern