A $6.5 million library addition opened with speeches, songs, and fanfare
The actor Alec Baldwin, with his wife Hilaria and their daughter Carmen, attended the opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the East Hampton Library’s new children’s addition on Saturday. Morgan McGivern
A 16-foot-tall windmill forms the easy reader alcove in the East Hampton Library’s new children’s addition. Morgan McGivern

Mixed reaction to ambulance coalition’s plan
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Kitchen on Further Lane in East Hampton built by Dan Scotti Peter Murdock
Rendering of living room in house on David's Lane in Water Mill built by Jeffrey ColleArchitectural Visualization by
Linden House, built by James Michael Howard, sold for more than asking price complete with furnishings.

Trustees continue to object to provisions in prohibition, want ‘compromise’
East Hampton Town Trustee Deborah Klughers, left, said that improper behavior on Amagansett ocean beaches is largely a weekend problem, which could be dealt with by increased law enforcement. Sue Avedon, center, supports a drinking ban at Indian Wells and Atlantic Avenue. Some of the complaints about crowds are not necessarily about illegal activity under current laws, East Hampton Town Police Chief Mike Sarlo said. Morgan McGivern Photos

The Montauk fireworks James Katsipis

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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