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  • In what is said to be the largest global human rights event in history, the Women’s March on Washington and its international arm had hundreds of marches planned across 50 countries and dozens of sister marches in cities large and small across the United States on Saturday.
  • Early in the fall, when fourth graders at the Springs School were brainstorming ideas for their annual opera, which they would conceive, write, and ultimately perform next week, they had to look no farther than the end of School Street.
  • As the Springs School District searches for a new superintendent, consultants conducting the search have asked residents of all ages to help create a profile for the administrator who will take over from John J. Finello.
  • Looking to tap into the energy and insights of local teenagers while also giving them a chance to become more deeply involved in the arts, Guild Hall is establishing a Teen Arts Council whose young members will be paid to develop fresh programming for their peers this spring.
  • My first home of my own after college was an apartment on Sag Harbor’s Main Street, just south of the Sag Harbor Cinema. I lived there for six years in my 20s, watching the village’s daily life unfold through the front windows.
  • Craig Dershowitz, the founder of Artists 4 Israel, a nonprofit that uses the arts to “beautify the land, uplift the people, and enhance the understanding of Israel through creative humanitarian aid projects,” according to its website, will talk about his organization’s work in a public program on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons.
  • Although a majority of Suffolk County broke for the Trump-Pence ticket at the polls on Tuesday, a closer look at district-by-district results shows that the Clinton-Kaine team came out on top in almost every one of the Election Districts between Tuckahoe and Montauk.
  • East End voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a referendum to extend the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund through 2050 and to allow up to 20 percent of its future proceeds to be used for water quality initiatives.
  • In Suffolk, according to unofficial results from the county board of elections, 2016 voter turnout was up by 36,609 over the last presidential election.

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  • A train from East Hampton to Montauk on Wednesday evening will be transformed into the Polar Express. Children who still believe (and even those who think they don't) have been invited to hop aboard for hot cocoa and a visit with Santa.
  • For the second straight year, local residents are being encouraged to sign up for the Southampton Town Police Department's civilian academy. The 14-week course, with one night class per week, starts Jan. 24. While Southampton Town residents are given preference, residents from other East End towns and villages will be admitted, pending availability of seating. Several residents of East Hampton participated in classes held earlier this year.

    Minerva Perez, the executive director of Organizacion Latino-Americana, took the course earlier this year and encourages residents from all communities to participate. "It is a phenomenal and in-depth program covering all different aspects of policing at the local and county levels," she said Monday.

  • People began to line up at 8 Friday morning to be among the first admitted to an estate sale at Grey Gardens.
  • The application deadline for the Talley scholarship is Friday. Applicants must be residents of East Hampton Town.
  • This year, in addition to the usual Halloween fun to be had there on Tuesday, one local real estate broker is taking the opportunity to showcase two of her listings in a community-spirited way.
  • "Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning," the East Hampton Town Police Department cautions in a flier promoting a drug take-back day on Saturday at Town Hall.
  • The East Hampton School District is looking for teachers for the fall semester of continuing education classes for adults. Prospective teachers have been asked to contact Debbie Mansir, who is coordinating the program, by Wednesday.

    Past classes have included a range of subjects from Pilates to cooking to drawing and Spanish language. Classrooms will be available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 5 to 9 p.m. from Oct. 9 through Dec. 9.

    Ms. Mansir can be reached at 631-329-6462 or by emailing dmansir@ehufsd.org with "proposed adult education class" in the subject line. Emails should include the teacher's name, address, phone number, and email, a course description, and the dates the class would be offered.
     

  • Following Friday's heavy rains, Suffolk County health officials have issued an advisory against swimming at certain beaches across the county, including Havens Beach in Sag Harbor.
  • The 1.6-pound specimen is half brown, half red.
  • With the support of the Alec and Hilaria Baldwin Foundation, the Hamptons International Film Festival is funding scholarships for five graduating seniors from East Hampton, Pierson, Bridgehampton, and Southampton High Schools and the Ross School, the festival announced Wednesday.