Villages

East Hampton's Memorial Day parade took place in the rain Monday morning. Matthew Charron Photos
Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. remembered his late father, who served in the Army during World War II. Matthew Charron
Firefighters carried the red, white, and blue -- and took shelter under it -- during East Hampton's parade.Matthew Charron
Tiger Scouts gathered at the memorial green at Hook Mill along with veterans, firefighters, and public officials, including, at right, Sylvia Overby, Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, and Peter Van Scoyoc, all East Hampton Town Board members, Supervisor Larry Cantwell, and East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. Matthew Charron
At left, Bill Mott, commander of the East Hampton American Legion post, at the podium, and John Geehreng were the masters of ceremony; at right, Brian Carabine of the V.F.W. Matthew Charron
Veterans in the "missing man" formation fired a salute to the departed. Matthew Charron
Rain or not, spectators turned out to watch the parade. Matthew Charron

Veterans marched in the Memorial Day parade in East Hampton in 2015. Morgan McGivern

Laura Tooman takes reins of active C.C.O.M.
Laura Tooman comes prepared. For the last six years, she served as executive assistant to Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. Previously, she worked for the State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Peconic Estuary Program. She holds a master’s degree in environmental policy. Durell Godfrey

Montauk Observatory brings heavens within reach
The Montauk Observatory building nearing completion on the Ross School campus will offer people a chance to book a slot online and remotely command the observatory roof to slide open, allowing a professional-grade telescope to home in and transmit a view of the night sky to a user’s computer screen. Judy D’Mello

Rudy the rooster and Trouble the goat keep order at Rita’s Stables. Durell Godfrey

P.J. Cantwell, third from left, an East Hampton Village public safety dispatcher, was promoted to supervisor, and was honored at the village board meeting on Friday by acting police chief Michael Tracey, Richard Lawler, a village board member, and Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. Christopher Walsh

Closed for six months for repairs, the Sagg Bridge has been reopened to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Durell Godfrey

Dell Cullum, seen in December while cleaning trash from an osprey nest at the entrance to Three Mile Harbor. Durell Godfrey

Members of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals were pleased that Ellin Salzman seeks only minor additions and alterations to a house on Spaeth Lane that The New York Times called “a landmark of white modernism in East Hampton.” Durell Godfrey