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  • In the nine months since Camp SoulGrow received nonprofit status, more than 230 kids have taken advantage of its 127 free and low-cost programs.
  • The Montauk SurfMasters Fall Classic ended on Dec. 1, with fewer contenders than usual, due largely to a season that Paul Apostolides of Paulie’s Tackle described as “tough, tough, tough.”
  • Noisy clubs, illegal apartments, overcrowded houses, drunken driving, booze on the beach, cab drivers sleeping in cars overnight at the train station, and trash, trash everywhere.
  • In Tuesday’s election in East Hampton, two first-time candidates and one with a long involvement in local politics are challenging three Democratic incumbents for the town supervisor and town board seats.
  • Seven of the nine East Hampton Town Trustees are seeking re-election for new two-year terms.
  • The closing of Waldbaum’s was a long time coming. The company had been teetering on the edge of bankruptcy for a while, and the growing neglect that comes with that may account for why so many of us out here were left wondering why Waldbaum’s hated us so much.
  • While many people who work in the schools were enjoying their final days of summer vacation, Daniel Hartnett, a bilingual social worker at the East Hampton Middle School, spent the first days of September helping immigrant women and children detained at the United States-Mexico border.
  • To hear advocates of salt therapy tell it, regular sessions in a salt room or salt cave can help alleviate symptoms of asthma, Lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or emphysema, stave off the flu, and improve skin conditions like eczema.
  • The long-buried foundation of the Montauk Assocation’s McKim, Mead, and White clubhouse, which burned down in 1933, was carefully uncovered as part of an archeological study that will help the property’s current owners, Sean MacPherson and Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, reconstruct it as it originally looked.
  • Designed by the prestigious architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White in the 1880s, with a landscape plan by Frederick Law Olmsted of Central Park fame, the Montauk Association has one of the best architectural pedigrees on the East Coast.

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