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  • If these walls could talk. . . . It’s a cliché everyone has heard, but when you’re dealing with lumber salvaged from a 170-year-old textile factory in Eufaula, Ala., a 19th-century barn in Elizabethton, Tenn., or a 200-year-old barn from Greencastle, Pa., that cliché takes on a whole different meaning. It’s not what happens in a room that’s the story; it’s the actual walls and how they got there.

  • The East Hampton High School boys soccer team won its New York State Final Four match Saturday, sailing to a 3-0 victory over Jamesville-DeWitt, and will play for the state Class A championship Sunday.
  • “What is God?” my daughter asked me a few months ago. Not, “Does God exist?” Not, “Do you believe in God?” More like, “What is this God that people speak of?” Since then, the questions have tumbled in like waves breaking on the shore.

  • Ghosts and goblins, not to mention princesses and Spider-Men, have plenty of places to go in the coming week. With All Hallows’ Eve falling on a Friday this year, there are two entire weekends chock full of frightful gatherings and trick-or-treating.


    Tomorrow’s Tricks

  • Field Day on Oct. 5, a free afternoon of fun sponsored by Montauk Youth and Concerned Citizens of Montauk, drew a big crowd to the Montauk County Park at Third House. A bounce house, an inflatable obstacle course, fire department demonstrations, sack races, and tugs-of-war kept kids on their toes. Chili, chicken noodle soup, and hot dogs were offered for sale, and there was live music, too.

  • After reading a real estate article in The New York Times last winter titled “Hamptons House: Make Mine New” on the increasing trend toward teardowns and the voracious demand for new construction on the South Fork, David Berridge was so incensed that he drafted a 350-word screed to local brokers, suggesting what he called a “more enlightened approach to our changing landscape.”

  • It has become a tradition, six years running, for my family to meet up with a crew of other families from nearby and spend a September weekend camping at Hither Hills in Montauk. When the weather cooperates, and even when it doesn’t, these are my favorite days of the year.

  • In what has become an annual tradition at the John M. Marshall Elementary School, the entire student body filed onto the field on Sept. 19, handmade pinwheels in hand, to form a giant peace sign to mark the United Nations International Day of Peace.
  • Stephen L. Marley Jr. didn’t just teach history, he was a keeper of it. Mr. Marley, an East Hampton High School teacher for 32 years, also coached the school’s golf and winning junior varsity basketball teams in the 1960s and he played on and managed a number of men’s slow-pitch softball teams over 30 years, keeping their score books.

    Even years later, if anyone had a question about a game’s outcome, they would call him, his wife, Corinne Marro Marley said.

  • Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame may have been the big draw for music lovers attending a benefit on Saturday for Edwina von Gal’s Perfect Earth initiative, but there was plenty of other talent on hand to support the cause.

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  • It’s Election Day and polls are open until 9 p.m. Here in East Hampton, voters will select a supervisor, two members of the town board from a field of four, and nine town trustees from a field of 18.

  • In the hours after the East Hampton Stop and Shop opened its doors on Friday, the aisles were filled with suited corporate employees and busy store workers greeting a stream of customers curious to see how the new owners had managed to transform the space.
  • Local moviegoers will find a satisfying number of familiar locations in Robert Edwards’s “When I Live My Life Over Again,” which played at Guild Hall on Friday, but it’s not just the chance to spot the Stephen Talkhouse, Hook Mill, or c/o the Maidstone that make this one a worthwhile addition to the weekend’s schedule.
  • Are you an expert gardener? A dance aficionado? A wine connoisseur? A whiz at business solutions? A polo authority? Have you always thought about sharing your expertise in the form of a column of maybe a blog?

  • Suffolk County’s division of vector control is scheduled to be spraying by helicopter over Accabonac Harbor at some point between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Once upon a time, a sort of sea monster weathervane was fixed atop the turret on Thomas and Mary Nimmo Moran’s studio on East Hampton’s Main Street. Now, as the Moran house and studio undergoes a major restoration under the auspices of the Thomas Moran Trust, that small bit of the artists’ mark on East Hampton is once again in place.

  • Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton celebrated the installation of its new pastor, the Rev. Walter S. Thompson, with three days of special events.
  • Anyone noticed that suddenly, this week, the rabbits seem to have returned? Could be they’ve turned up to help the Easter Bunny, who will make several appearances nearby between now and Easter Sunday.

  • Representative Lee Zeldin was among the officials who visited the Project Most after-school program at the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton on Feb. 23 to help celebrate the nonprofit’s receipt of a $31,000 grant to open Google Chrome labs at John Marshall and the Springs School.

  • It may be hard to imagine donning anything more fashionable than snow boots and ski pants with this winter’s weather, but Elements Fitness in East Hampton is betting that there’s some pent up demand for the days when function doesn’t have to trump fashion.