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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

A social worker and a child psychiatrist will come on board in September

Celebrating good news for the St. David A.M.E. Zion Cemetery were, from left, Kathleen Tucker, the Eastville Community Historical Society’s historian; Gary Cole, whose great-grandmother was buried there; Gloria Primm Brown; Eunice Jackie Vaughan, the society’s president, and Georgette Grier-Key, the society’s director. Lucia Akard