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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.

Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton Durell Godfrey
The Madoo Conservancy's gardens are punctuated with brightly-painted follies and other accents.Durell Godfrey

The East Hampton High School is among eight polling places in the Town of East Hampton. Residents of Election Districts 1 and 14 vote there. Morgan McGivern

John Leonard and Carol Louise were walking bouquets during Sag Harbor's Easter Bonnet Parade.. Durell Godfrey
Three generations, Nicole, Harper, and Nancy Jacobs, all decked out for the occasion.Durell Godfrey
Sophia HayesDurell Godfrey
Carmen Adriana made her own hat. Durell Godfrey
Lillian Zbar at the Sag Harbor Garden Center and Grace Pope with the Easter Bunny.Durell Godfrey
Joan Carlson, left, and Julia Adams got in the spirit. Durell Godfrey
Look at that bunny! Isla Loudenslagen, 7 months old, celebrated her first Easter and her first bonnet parade.Durell Godfrey

John Niles Sr., above, will be honored on Saturday along with Roger Golden, another former Bridgehampton High School coach who died recently. Jack Graves