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KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | There are plenty of rides at the Greenport Memorial Day Carnival.

Even under cloudy skies on a windy day, the sweet smell of cotton candy in the air at Greenport Fire Department’s annual Memorial Day carnival is a sure sign the of start of summer is upon the North Fork.

The carnival is a fundraiser for Greenport Fire Department’s Star Hose company. In the past, the proceeds have gone toward the creation of Larry Tuthill Park, located in the village near the Shelter Island Ferry terminal.

The carnival concludes Monday.

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PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Cutchogue firefighters march past the Jamesport Fire Department carnival.

Hundreds crowded along Main Road Wednesday evening to watch the annual Jamesport Fire Department parade.

The parade, part of the department’s yearly carnival, featured firefighters and ambulance volunteers from across the North Fork, including departments from Riverhead, Southold, Greenport, Flanders, and Wading River.

The carnival, which offers rides, games, and fried Oreo cookies, will be open through Saturday, concluding with a grand finale fireworks display.

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