The Book Brigade numbered close to 1,000, exceeding all expectations
A formal ribbon-cutting was a joyful moment celebrated, from left, by Cathy Creedon, the library director, Donna Fisher and Diane Schiavoni, two library staff members, Sag Harbor Village Mayor Sandra Schroeder, New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., and Craig Rhodes, vice president of the library's board of trustees, along with Dorothy Ingersoll Zaykowski, seated in front. Christine Sampson photos
Jordan Grimaldi, 3, of Noyac, takes the book from a community member as her brother, Jasper Grimaldi, 5, and her father, James Grimaldi, get ready to take the book into their own hands as well.
Joyce Shulman, right, takes a selfie with her daughter, Madelyn Cohen, during the book brigade as her niece Katherine Howard, visiting from out-of-town, looks on.
Community members of all ages came down to Main Street on Saturday morning to take part in the book brigade that was part of the opening ceremonies for the newly renovated John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor.
As the book brigade progressed, a large crowd gathered outside the library waiting for its arrival.
Catherine Creedon, the director of the John Jermain Memorial Library, held up the book “Sag Harbor: The Story of an American Beauty” by Dorothy Ingersoll Zaykowski, which arrived at the library after being passed hand-to-hand during a "book brigade" by residents who lined up starting at the library's temporary home on Water Street.
Diana Kolhoff, center, the president of the Sag Harbor School Board, along with her daughters, Helena, 10, left, and Alaia, 8, right, signed a guest book that is intended to be a record of the opening ceremonies at John Jermain Memorial Library.
Caitlin McSweeney, left, and Emily Glass, both Pierson Middle and High School students, said they are looking forward to spending tons of time at the newly renovated John Jermain Memorial Library.
Less than half an hour after the library's doors reopened, families could already be seen taking advantage of the revamped children's room.

Blue-green algae spreads into Georgica Cove. Cleber Mello
Ryan Wallace, a scientist and PhD candidate at Stony Brook University, places a data-collecting buoy in the pond. Priscilla Rattazzi

The society will host the second annual lobster bake on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the station
David Lys, the chairman of the committee and president of the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station Society, outside the nearly-finished building. Chris Walsh

An application on July 8 for extensive variances and a wetlands permit to allow the substantial renovation of a house at 14 Hook Pond Lane

Beatty Cohan

Just before the Fourth of July weekend, state crews erected a sign on West Lake Drive which locals quickly said they wanted taken down. Christine Sampson

About 40 Black Lives Matter demonstrators marched from Herrick Park to East Hampton Village Hall and then back on Sunday afternoon. T.E. McMorrow
A protester holds a sign on Newtown Lane. Some passers-by honked in support. Morgan McGivern
Demonstrators were kept behind a barricade at Herrick Park. Morgan McGivern
An example of some of the homemade signs demonstrators brought with them to East Hampton.Morgan McGivern
Marchers during the second rally on Sunday walked up the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike to the Hampton Library.Taylor K. Vecsey
About 75 people took part in the Bridgehampton demonstration. Taylor K. Vecsey
From left, Nettie Rattray, Towera Amada, and Teodros Rattray were among the youngest people taking part in the rally.Taylor K. Vecsey
Kathy Engel, April Gornik, and Barbara Bornstein were among the demonstrators. Taylor K. Vecsey
Some people lined up on Montauk Highway with signs.Taylor K. Vecsey
Willie Jenkins, who had led the chants during the rally, said seeing people of all races come together will help him overcome his fears. Taylor K. Vecsey