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  • 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.
  • Seeing their son’s enthusiasm for trucks of all sorts, Angela De Vincenzo and Jeff Mayor bought one of their own and hatched a plan to combine her background as a learning specialist and his as a designer, D.J., and former B.M.X. pro with the truck’s ability to excite and inspire kids.
  • In terms of access for the disabled, South Fork has come a long way in 21 years, largely due to the dogged persistence of the East End Disabilities Group, whose volunteers have served as a voice and resource for a community whose needs are all too often overlooked.

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  • 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.
  • Faced with a dismal forecast for Saturday, the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton has postponed a planned family day. Instead, it will be held on May 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.