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“My only goal is to get the kids involved in a safe environment,”
Craig Macnaughton

Jay-Z, Beyoncé could lose view to project by noted architect Richard Meier
Add this to Jay-Z’s 99 problems.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé, who bought a house Briar Patch Road in East Hampton last year, object to a house and swimming pool planned on an adjacent property that their attorney says will block their view of the preserved field that both properties abut. David E. Rattray

Three recent high school grads are making the most of college
At Suffolk Community College in Riverhead, Santiago Saldivar is thriving academically and as a leader of the college’s student government. Emily LeRolland
Francesca Denaro at Marist College found that by taking part in the college’s extracurricular offerings she got to know her peers and made friends. Melissa DiMartino

AT&T cell phone antennas will soon be added to a white concrete tower in front the Montauk Lighthouse. Jane Bimson

"Let's put a smile on our faces because this is a day of celebration!" Doris Hanna told the crowd at Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton on Monday. Durell Godfrey
The church choir helped to lift the spirits of those gathered to remember Dr. King's legacy.Durell Godfrey
The pews were filled for the annual celebration.Durell Godfrey
Young community members read poems, spoke, and even danced during the service, which helps raise money for the church's Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships.Durell Godfrey
Naomi Blowe, an East Hampton High School junior, reminded the crowd that “Today is not a black holiday, it’s a people’s holiday.”Durell Godfrey
Jacarra Stephens performed a praise dance.Durell Godfrey
Among the speakers on Monday were, clockwise from top left, the church's pastor, the Rev. Walter Silva Thompson; Lucius Ware, president of the Eastern Long Island Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P.; Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, and Richard Burns, superintendent of the East Hampton School District.Durell Godfrey
Singers from the church's combined choirDurell Godfrey

Outdoor showers, nightcub basement, vintage cars among the casualties
After frozen pipes thawed yesterday, water came gushing out of Sloppy Tuna in downtown Montauk. The basement had filled with water from burst water pipes. T.E. McMorrow

Sammy's Beach is a remote section of dunes and wetlands on the northern end of Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton. A duck hunter died there after his Ford Explorer became stuck in the snow on Monday afternoon. T.E. McMorrow photo

Bill Crain, pictured in East Hampton in 2014, has begun a sentence in a New Jersey jail after being arrested in the fall while protesting a bear hunt. Morgan McGivern

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The air temperature was given at Main Beach as 18 degrees
Plungers, whose numbers were predictably way down this year, said afterward that it was colder after getting out than it was once in. Durell Godfrey
The East Hampton Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day at Main Beach was one of the coldest in recent memory, but icy waters did not deter the heartiest, including, above, John Ryan Sr., with plunger in hand, who at 83 may have been the oldest to go in. Below, the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad was suited up and on hand to keep an eye on participants as they conquered the frigid cold and made the plunge. Durell Godfrey Photos