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  • If these walls could talk. . . . It’s a cliché everyone has heard, but when you’re dealing with lumber salvaged from a 170-year-old textile factory in Eufaula, Ala., a 19th-century barn in Elizabethton, Tenn., or a 200-year-old barn from Greencastle, Pa., that cliché takes on a whole different meaning. It’s not what happens in a room that’s the story; it’s the actual walls and how they got there.

  • The East Hampton High School boys soccer team won its New York State Final Four match Saturday, sailing to a 3-0 victory over Jamesville-DeWitt, and will play for the state Class A championship Sunday.
  • “What is God?” my daughter asked me a few months ago. Not, “Does God exist?” Not, “Do you believe in God?” More like, “What is this God that people speak of?” Since then, the questions have tumbled in like waves breaking on the shore.

  • Ghosts and goblins, not to mention princesses and Spider-Men, have plenty of places to go in the coming week. With All Hallows’ Eve falling on a Friday this year, there are two entire weekends chock full of frightful gatherings and trick-or-treating.

     

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  • Field Day on Oct. 5, a free afternoon of fun sponsored by Montauk Youth and Concerned Citizens of Montauk, drew a big crowd to the Montauk County Park at Third House. A bounce house, an inflatable obstacle course, fire department demonstrations, sack races, and tugs-of-war kept kids on their toes. Chili, chicken noodle soup, and hot dogs were offered for sale, and there was live music, too.

  • After reading a real estate article in The New York Times last winter titled “Hamptons House: Make Mine New” on the increasing trend toward teardowns and the voracious demand for new construction on the South Fork, David Berridge was so incensed that he drafted a 350-word screed to local brokers, suggesting what he called a “more enlightened approach to our changing landscape.”

  • It has become a tradition, six years running, for my family to meet up with a crew of other families from nearby and spend a September weekend camping at Hither Hills in Montauk. When the weather cooperates, and even when it doesn’t, these are my favorite days of the year.

  • In what has become an annual tradition at the John M. Marshall Elementary School, the entire student body filed onto the field on Sept. 19, handmade pinwheels in hand, to form a giant peace sign to mark the United Nations International Day of Peace.
  • Stephen L. Marley Jr. didn’t just teach history, he was a keeper of it. Mr. Marley, an East Hampton High School teacher for 32 years, also coached the school’s golf and winning junior varsity basketball teams in the 1960s and he played on and managed a number of men’s slow-pitch softball teams over 30 years, keeping their score books.

    Even years later, if anyone had a question about a game’s outcome, they would call him, his wife, Corinne Marro Marley said.

  • Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame may have been the big draw for music lovers attending a benefit on Saturday for Edwina von Gal’s Perfect Earth initiative, but there was plenty of other talent on hand to support the cause.

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  • The East End Disabilities Group will host a mental health conference in Amagansett tonight at 7 as a first step toward identifying unmet mental health needs in East Hampton Town.

    The discussion will focus on "what are we not doing in East Hampton" to help people facing depression and other mental illnesses, said Glenn Hall, the Disability Group's chairman. "This is a community that does not speak up," he said, so his group is trying to speak up for it.

  • A noise analysis report on the East Hampton Airport is to be the subject of a special town board meeting on Thursday at 10 a.m. at East Hampton Village’s Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street.

    Peter Kirsch, an aviation attorney hired by the town, will be on hand to address the interim report and potential next steps for the town. Peter Wadsworth of the town’s airport finances subcommittee will review an analysis of 2014 airplane noise. A public comment period will follow the presentations.

  • Ghosts and goblins, not to mention princesses and Spider-Men, have plenty of places to go in the coming week. With All Hallows’ Eve falling on a Friday this year.
  • If the weekend is all about being with the kids, but you’d like to see something beyond the playground, head out to the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton on Saturday.