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Reg Cornelia, the chairman of the East Hampton Town Republican Committee, gave President Donald Trump's message a double thumbs-up on Friday. Richard Lewin
Amity Lucas, Carole Campolo, and Tara Rothenberg were a patriotic trio at Friday's party.Richard Lewin
David Brown and Phil Berg were all smiles.Richard Lewin
Linda Tejpaul posed with Lucille Berrill Paulsen, whose temporary tattoo referenced Hillary Clinton's campaign comment that Trump supporters were a "basket of deplorables."Richard Lewin
Tracey Ludlow handed out name tags at the door to Regina Foley and Nancy McCaffrey.Richard Lewin
The inauguration brought smiles to the faces of Don Cirillo, the Hon. Edward Burke, Carole Campolo, and Peter Feder.Richard Lewin

The Bridgehampton School has not seen a major capital improvement project since it was constructed in 1930. Christine Sampson

John J. Finello, the Springs School District superintendent, left, and Carl Fraser, the interim business administrator, were both slated to depart at the end of December, but will each stay on while their replacements are being sought. Christine Sampson

It's that time of year, again, when the young dancers of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School bring "The Nutcracker" to Guild Hall. Durell Godfrey

Students presented veterans with pins and ribbons in appreciation of their service. Carissa Katz
Virginia Bennett accepted a donation of $400 on behalf of Honor Flight Long IslandCarissa Katz
Representatives from all branches of the military, many of them related to students at John Marshall, were on hand on Friday.Carissa Katz and Durell Godfrey
Students shook hands with the veterans at the close of the program. Carissa Katz
The fifth-grade chorus offered an impressive rendition of "America the Beautiful." Carissa Katz
Gregory Butler, the school's music teacher, accompanied student soloists. Carissa Katz
For many young students, the chance to shake hand with so many uniformed men and women who served in the military made a lasting impressing. Carissa Katz and Durell Godfrey


Harry Lagarenne took honors in the East Hampton Town Trustees' Largest Clam Contest for Napeague Harbor with a 2-pound, .9-ounce monster, and also won for the largest clam over all. Durell Godfrey
Jim Lubetkin's traditional Bonac chowder was deemed the day's finest. Durell Godfrey
Judges of the Largest Clam Contest -- Bill Taylor and Francis Bock in back and Joe LaCarrubba and James DiSunno in front -- weighed one of the contestants.Durell Godfrey
Tim Bock and Brian Byrnes ladled out Fred Overton's famous Bonac chowder, served every year at the event to much praise.Durell Godfrey
Joan Brill enjoyed a bowl of Mr. Overton's famous chowder. Durell Godfrey
Clint Bennett, center, dug the largest clams from Lake Montauk (1 pound, 7.2 ounces) and Three Mile Harbor (1 pound, 7.8 ounces).Durell Godfrey
As a long line of people waited for free clams on the half shell, Harry Lagarenne, Jim Lagarenne, and Paul Roman shucked and shucked and shucked.Durell Godfrey

The East Hampton Cub Scouts Pack 426 Wolves and Bears in grades two and three built birdhouses and bat houses to hang on the Stony Hill preserve off Red Dirt Road in Amagansett last spring. John Dunning

At the vintage booth, Aysa Kenmore, left, posed with a dress she donated and the lady who bought the dress. Durell Godfrey
The carousel was the big draw for younger children. Durell Godfrey
Lily Wright sported star sunglasses as she shopped in the children’s toy section.Durell Godfey
Xavier and Suraiya Guzman took a break in the shade. Durell Godfrey
Children bounced the day away, left, and at right, Jade Owens, Jesse Owens, and Felicia Smith explored.Durell Godfrey
John Kavanaugh, who buys a fur coat at the fair every year, got another one, and posed with his daughter Grace. Durell Godfrey

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. with Lorie DeFelice, her husband, Frank, and her daughter, Madison, in the Assembly Chamber.