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Joel Cidlowski, left, and Ken Walles got ready to start the first-ever Montauk Memorial Parade of Flags on Sunday, which drew a good-sized crowd to the hamlet, with lots of cheers and even some tears. Mr. Walles was the parade’s organizer. Janis Hewitt

Court rejects village’s arguments against it
Tom Twomey, left, the chairman of the East Hampton Library board, and its director, Dennis Fabizak, right, spoke last Thursday at a press conference announcing the libary’s victory in a lawsuit againt East Hampton Village. Morgan McGivern

Sharp drop in donations could fizzle big show
The volunteers responsible for the Labor Day weekend fireworks, Alex Walter, who is the East Hampton Fire Department’s treasurer, Chief Ray Harden, Walter Wirth of the fireworks committee, and Tom Bock, an ex-chief, are struggling with dwindling funding for the Main Beach show. Bridget LeRoy

Hook Mill
The deterioration of the 1806 Hook Mill was worse than originally anticipated, adding months to the village’s ongoing restoration of the mill. Durell Godfrey