"Cheech," a regular at The Dock, approved of the scarecrow created in his honor by London Rosiere from Camp SoulGrow. Jane Bimson
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton put on the boxing gloves outside the Douglas Elliman office in Montauk. Jane Bimson
A reindeer Santa, outside Kai-Lani, arrived early in Montauk.Jane Bimson
Uncle Sam is in front of Next Door. Jane Bimson
The Cat in the Hat is popular among children visiting the Montauk Library. Jane Bimson
This one grew old waiting for the perfect man.T.E. McMorrow
By the playground at St. ThereseJane Bimson
Camp SoulGrow set up scarecrows in front of Bliss. Jane Bimson
A SpongeBob look-alike by Gringo's BurritosJane Bimson
Jane Bimson

Trump-Clinton debate ill-suited to cardiac rehab
Jessica R. Swiatocha, left, the manager of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation at Southampton Hospital, and Debra Jensen, a physical therapy assistant, agreed that the sign barring patients from heated political debate was necessary. Taylor K. Vecsey
Taylor K. Vecsey

Survey by grassroots group looks at what matters most to hamlet residents

Mitch Winston and his brokers Christian Lipp, left, and Scott Strough, right, surveyed the property at 6 Union Street in Sag Harbor for the first time yesterday since Mr. Winston and a partner closed on their purchase of the house. Durell Godfrey photos
The house has major problems, like a collapsing porch and an open septic tank.
Christian Lipp started the process of documenting the building.

Durell Godfrey photos
Luke and Lily Babcock were named the contest's Master Carvers with this stack of pumpkins carved to look like a lighthouse.
This green alien creation by Erin Shipman won first place in the Area 51 category.
Liam Blackmoor won first place in the Genetically Modified category with this original creature.
Bill Stewart showed off his family's first-place entry in the all-ages freestyle category: Creatures attacking Cinderella's coach.
Fairley Stewart held up a bat carved from gourds and pumpkins that was part of the first-place entry in the all-ages freestyle category.
Liam Blackmoor, who also won first place in the Genetically Modified category, won first place in the Compost Zombie category with this creation.
The Trumpkin, such as the carved pumpkin seen here, is a phenomenon that began to pop up last year for Halloween.
Christina Cassel's Meatless Monday burger entry won first prize in the Odd Lot category.
A clever brace-faced pumpkin had a lot to be smiling about.

Chloe Hincapie and Scarlett Castillo were Minions from the "Despicable Me" and "Minions" films. Durell Godfrey Photos
Wearing a hand-knit red octopus costume, Sam Bromberg knew his arms were tentacles.
Bananas and monkeys just go together, kind of like this father and son duo, Darren and Drew Lamb.
Jade Samuelson, Rey from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and Ella Menu, a pirate, showed off their accessories.
From left, Emilia Baltz, Emily Brownstein, and Gaylin Davey
It took a team to pull of this costume: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
A family of sheep walked in the parade. Dana and Rachel Didriksen, their daughter, Agnes, and their dog, Pal, all matched.
Kiara Bailey-Williams showed off her sweeter side despite some scary makeup.
Margaret and Lucy Burke
Angela Lombardio, in the purple princess outfit, and Grace Castantine