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Ron White, the president of the Bridgehampton School Board, and Lois Favre, the district superintendent, were all smiles as they learned voters approved the project. Christine Sampson

A crowd of more than 30 people gathered for the forum in the Pierson library on Thursday. Christine Sampson photos
Aura Winarick, president of the Pierson Middle and High School P.T.S.A., opened the meeting with remarks about the role of the PTA and P.T.S.A. as advocates for children.
Katy Graves, the Sag Harbor superintendent, left, and Jennifer Buscemi, the business administrator, presented the facts about the turf field vote to be held on Dec. 14.

Kadampa Center classes involve patience, compassion
Gen Kelsang Norden, a Buddhist nun, is among those leading meditation instruction and classes on Buddhist thought at the Kadampa Meditation Center in Sag Harbor. Christopher Walsh

Five years after it was destroyed by fire, Scoville Hall has been rebuilt and will once again serve the community. Christopher Walsh

Rust tide, warmer water may be factors in decline
State waters opened for scalloping on Nov. 7. This year, the town trustees set Sunday as the opening date for harvest in town waters. David E. Rattray

The Shinnecock Canal was filled with bunker fish before the locks were open at 9:30 Monday morning. Amy Beth Stern
Tens of thousands of fish died Monday in the Shinnecock Canal.Amy Beth Stern

Summertime parking on portions of the ocean beach in East Hampton Town will continue after a state court dismissed lawsuits by property owners who had objected to the growing number of vehicles there on some weekends. The East Hampton Star

A fatal accident occurred in front of Cafe Max, a restaurant on Montauk Highway in East Hampton, on Wednesday around 6:30 p.m. Google Maps
Harry Greenfield, 72, was pronounced dead at Southampton Hospital after he was struck by a car in front of Cafe Max in East Hampton on Wednesday evening.Christine Sampson

Advocates field a flood of concerned calls
Nancy Nano of Noyac, who became a United States citizen in May, voted in her first U.S. presidential election on Tuesday. Durell Godfrey

Recent toxic algal blooms in Georgica Pond and other local water bodies have heightened concern about ground and surface water pollution. Doug Kuntz