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Jason Monet outside East Hampton Town Justice Court on Sunday, where he was arraigned on a drunken-driving charge following a Saturday-night accident that sent a Montauk motorcyclist to the hospital with severe injuries. T.E. McMorrow
A motorcycle believed to be the one that Sidney Hughes was riding when he was struck and injured on SaturdayT.E. McMorrow

Two 10-foot tall lighthouses modeled after the Montauk Lighthouse stand at the entry to the new Toddler Room in the children's wing at the library. Morgan McGivern
A large crowd turned out for the unveiling of the new children's wing at the East Hampton Library on Saturday.Morgan McGivern
A 16-foot tall windmill makes up the Easy Reader Alcove.Morgan McGivern
A 16-foot dory serves as the librarians' information desk in the children's wing. Morgan McGivern
The Baldwin Family Lecture Room on the Lower Level of the new addition at the East Hampton LibraryMorgan McGivern
Alec Baldwin helped hand out awards to children in a writing and drawing contest.Morgan McGivern
East Hampton Middle School principal Charles Soriano, Alec Baldwin, librarian Alexandra Giambruno, and library director Dennis Fabiszak, presented Calum Anderson, a Wainscott School student, with a pile of books for winning a contest the library held. Morgan McGivern
From left, East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., placed proclamations in a time capsule at the East Hampton Library. Morgan McGivern

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David Osiecki, accused in an April arson case, appeared in Southampton Town Justice Court on Friday. T.E. McMorrow

East Hampton Town Trustee Deborah Klughers spoke at a town board hearing on Tuesday to express her opposition to a proposed daytime ban on the consumption of alcohol at two Amagansett beaches. Morgan McGivern

The designer Ralph Lauren received the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal during a naturalization ceremony for new United States citizens at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington on Tuesday that was also attended by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Mr. Lauren and his wife, Ricky, have a house in Montauk. Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Fifteen candidates for citizenship took the Oath of Allegiance in a naturalization ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History on Tuesday.Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren, and Wayne Clough, the Smithsonian secretary, during Tuesday's ceremony in WashingtonSmithsonian National Museum of American History
The Star-Spangled Banner while undergoing restoration work to remove a soiled, century-old linen backingSmithsonian National Museum of American History
Spectators lined an upper gallery at the National Museum of American History to watch as 15 new citizens took the Oath of Allegiance.Cathryn Keller
Was it a ‘builder’s error’ or a ‘deliberate choice’?
A portion of the director Steven Spielberg’s Georgica Pond-front property, where a garage has come under officials' scrutiny in East Hampton Village. The East Hampton Star
A lawyer representing Mr. Spielberg said that the garage in question was all but invisible from the road.The East Hampton Star

Puppy given new lease on life at shelter
Anna Petrie fed Casey, who stood in the Bailey chair that she and her father made. ARF Hamptons

Buying vacant land and incentives for septic upgrades in watershed suggested
A watershed management plan has been drafted to improve water quality in Lake Montauk and its surroundings. Durell Godfrey

Bridgehampton voters approve increase by 62 percent

Nanette Hansen of Sotheby’s International Realty was as an Emmy Award-winning television journalist and anchorwoman before going into real estate. Morgan McGivern