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Advocates for offshore wind farms were jubilant Wednesday after the Long Island Power Authority's board of directors unanimously agreed to purchase electricity from the South Fork Wind Farm, which is to be constructed 30 miles off Montauk. Hanna Ring

The HooDoo Loungers played at a benefit concert that raised $15,000 for the Sag Harbor fire and ambulance agencies. Michael Heller photos
A raffle was also held with donations from restaurants and retailers across the South Fork.
Nancy Atlas and the Nancy Atlas Project performed.
Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks

Members of the East Hampton Democratic Committee and friends took the Hampton Jitney to Manhattan Saturday morning for the march there. Carissa Katz
Two and four-legged protestors turned out for the sister Women's March in Sag Harbor.Evvy Rattray
The last-minute gathering in Sag Harbor on Saturday brought out some 250 people, including children.Evvy Rattray
At the Women's March in Washington, from left, Ally Friedman and Grace Frazier, and August Gladstone and Nina Gonzalez.Kristen Guarino
A group of South Fork residents who rode one of the many buses that went to Washington D.C. on Saturday took a moment for a group shot.Connie Judson
A sea of people filled the streets in Manhattan.Carissa Katz
The mayor's office estimated that the crowd in Manhattan numbered 400,000.Durell Godfrey
The protection of women's rights and equal rights for all were the overarching themes of the marches.Durell Godfrey
Planned Parenthood supporters in ManhattanDurell Godfrey
In ManhattanDurell Godfrey

Retired police chief third in family to lead
The Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade is sure to be a family affair. Eddie Ecker, center, will lead. He is pictured with his daughters, Kari Shea, left, and Karli Pena, with their children, Ronan Shea, left, and Zelda Pena, who were born 24 hours apart last January.

In pricey area, food pantries feed hundreds
Durell Godfrey
Fran Ecker, who still holds the post of secretary with the food pantry volunteer group, raised the money initially needed for the pantry by selling chances on afghan blankets she hand-knit herself.Jane Bimson

‘Law and Order’ actors faulted for kids’ play structures near property line
David E. Rattray



Speakers urged love as a transformative force
Dr. Gregory Parks, who was born and raised in East Hampton, gave a stirring keynote address at the Calvary Baptist Church service on Monday in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Durell Godfrey
Members of the Iglesia Cristiana and Calvary Baptist Churches, choir singers, local dignitaries, and residents all came together to mark the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Durell Godfrey