Villages

David Raymond Flickinger and Jane Hamilton Urness

"Let's put a smile on our faces because this is a day of celebration!" Doris Hanna told the crowd at Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton on Monday. Durell Godfrey
The church choir helped to lift the spirits of those gathered to remember Dr. King's legacy.Durell Godfrey
The pews were filled for the annual celebration.Durell Godfrey
Young community members read poems, spoke, and even danced during the service, which helps raise money for the church's Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships.Durell Godfrey
Naomi Blowe, an East Hampton High School junior, reminded the crowd that “Today is not a black holiday, it’s a people’s holiday.”Durell Godfrey
Jacarra Stephens performed a praise dance.Durell Godfrey
Among the speakers on Monday were, clockwise from top left, the church's pastor, the Rev. Walter Silva Thompson; Lucius Ware, president of the Eastern Long Island Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P.; Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, and Richard Burns, superintendent of the East Hampton School District.Durell Godfrey
Singers from the church's combined choirDurell Godfrey

Outdoor showers, nightcub basement, vintage cars among the casualties
After frozen pipes thawed yesterday, water came gushing out of Sloppy Tuna in downtown Montauk. The basement had filled with water from burst water pipes. T.E. McMorrow

Powerful, but loud, leaf blowers have become an essential part of landscapers' equipment. The East Hampton Village Board has talked about limiting them in some way, after years of complaints from residents. Durell Godfrey


Pevarski and Graham Wed in D.C.

A powerful winter storm worked its way up the East Coast on Thursday. NOAA

A new Suffolk law is aimed at changing shoppers' habits where grocery bags are concerned. Durell Godfrey

Snowplows and Hardware Stores on Alert
Rich Riccio at Becker's Home Center in Montauk, which was well stocked with snow shovels, firewood, and other supplies.