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  •     Picture a plethora of fans, cheering on their favorites as more and more participants are disqualified, sneaking forward to nab an autograph but perhaps secretly hoping to see an up-close “crash and burn” scenario.
        Sounds like the Indy 500, but it also describes the dance marathons of the 1930s.

  • The East Hampton Library announced a donation of $250,000 from the Alec Baldwin Foundation to assist in the construction of the library’s expanded children’s wing.
  • A Main Street apartment and a possible pergola on Lily Pond Lane were at the forefront of discussion during October’s East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals meetings.
  •      There is a feeling of excitement from the Avram Theater to Chancellors Hall at Stony Brook Southampton, the center for Southampton Arts. The burgeoning graduate arts program headed by Robert Reeves has recently added theater to its roster of offerings. There are already M.F.A. degree programs in creative writing and literature. Bringing the theater arts program to Southampton is a natural progression.

  • “The first time I saw the movie, it had a profound effect on me,” said Murphy Davis, the artistic director of the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. Mr. Davis is directing a stage version of Harper Lee’s classic drama “To Kill a Mockingbird” as part of the theater’s Literature Live series.
  • According to Prudential, the number of sales is up sharply over the same period last year, although prices slipped from last year’s results, as did listing inventory.
  •     The future of the Thomas Moran House, the Long Island Power Authority’s answer to Tropical Storm Irene, and plaques and proclamations were on the agenda at Friday’s East Hampton Village Board meeting.
        Marti Mayo, the executive director of the Thomas Moran Trust, gave an update on the house at 229 Main Street. It is deteriorating, she said, with some sections on the verge of collapse.

  • White’s Pharmacy and a handful of other East Hampton retail establishments have the increasingly uncommon distinction of staying in business, in the same spot, for over four decades, year round.
  • If tears could put out a fire, the Amagansett Presbyterian Church’s Scoville Hall on Meeting House Lane would still be standing.
  • The old Bulova building on Hampton Street in Sag Harbor has seen better days, and lots of them. But the aged edifice is about to get a new lease on life.

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