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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.