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Matthew Posnick and his dog Tara recently became a certified handler-and-therapy-animal team through the organization Pet Partners. Christine Sampson

Members of Hamptons Humanity, include, in back from left, Matthew Burke, Sean Sloane, Greg Baum, Cooper Schiavoni, Ej Burke, Mats Grebenstein, and Isabel Peters, along with several leaders from local nonprofit organizations. Not pictured are Jack Brown, Hollie Schleicher, and Sam Anderson, who are also members of Hamptons Humanity. Hamptons Humanity

Fire departments from the South Fork helped honor Sergeant Louis Bonacasa by flying a flag over County Road 51 in Westhampton on Thursday as his body was flown back to Long Island. John Ryan Jr./Courtesy of the East Hampton Fire Department