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The Tyler Valcich Memorial Classic Car Show raised a whopping $15,000 in its first year in 2014. Durell Godfrey

One former student's rendering of the Art Barge building could be an inspiration for future students. Judy D’Mello

Biologists hope to determine cause of death
A decomposed whale that washed up on an East Hampton Village beach yesterday was probably dead for more than a week, according to Robert A. DiGiovanni Jr., the executive director and chief scientist at the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society. Taylor K. Vecsey
An East Hampton Town Marine Patrol officer watched over a dead minke whale found on Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett Monday afternoon. John Musnicki

Youth vote could turn tide in November midterms
Galvanized in part by a spate of school shootings, a record number of 18 to 22-year-olds have registered to vote this year. Above, East Hampton High School student activists joined in a national school walkout in March. Durell Godfrey

John Aldred of the East Hampton Town Trustees, center, with Charlie Niggles and Terry O’Riordan, weighed the contestants in the trustees’ Largest Clam Contest on Sunday. Durell Godfrey
Ed Hoff Jr. took honors for the largest clam in this year's contest. Durell Godfrey

In sweeping effort to clean up public spaces, plastic straws are also nixed
Main Beach and other East Hampton Village beaches will be smoke-free zones soon. The village board approved a law Friday banning smoking or vaping on public property, including beaches, streets, sidewalks, and parking lots. Durell Godfrey