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  • More than a dozen musicians have banded together with South Fork elected officials to host a benefit concert in Wainscott at 7 p.m. Saturday for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
  • On Tuesday, a Hampton Jitney transported volunteers, along with cleanup supplies like gloves, bleach, brushes, and garbage bags, from East Hampton Town Hall to East Rockaway and Long Beach.
  • Post-storm damage assessment, restoration, and cleanup have begun, with varied results among the towns, villages, and hamlets of the East End.
  •     The East Hampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 550 and the Sag Harbor V.F.W. Post 9082 will honor veterans on Sunday — Veterans Day — with parades in each village.
        The East Hampton parade will kick off  at the Citarella market at 10 a.m. and proceed to Hook Mill for a solemn ceremony. At 11 a.m., the American Legion Post in Amagansett will perform an annual 11th Hour Ceremony to remember all who have served in the wars.

  •    Thousands of potatoes still sit beneath the soil, awaiting harvest and root cellar storage at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett, which, according to Scott Chaskey, produces 20,000 pounds of the vegetable each year. To be dug and stored over the next few weeks, the crop will go primarily to winter-share members of the farm’s community-supported agriculture program, although a few local restaurants will get some as well. Varieties still to be harvested include Kennebec, Bintze, and Keuka Gold.

  • As many as 900 workers from around the country will be working to get electricity restored in Suffolk County and will sleep "ship style," three-high in large trailers, with hot meals, showers, and a place to do laundry.
  •     To tackle what the Long Island Power Authority called an “unprecedented disaster in the Northeast” resulting in power outages to more than 900,000 customers Island-wide, a 5,000-strong force is working around the clock, the power authority wrote in a release sent yesterday to the media.

  • Shelter Island ferry captains, police, firefighters, medical technicians, and a ferry passenger with a truck joined together to evacuate a 92-year-old woman on Monday afternoon in the middle of Hurricane Sandy.
  •    Inda Eaton celebrated her newest CD, “Go West,” by doing just that on a road trip from New York City to Los Angeles with stops including Philadelphia, Phoenix, Boulder, Colo., and Casper, Wyo. After an “epic drive from Milwaukee in full trucker mode,” she arrived home in Amagansett last weekend in time to perform on Friday night at Guild Hall at the “Way Out East” show with Caroline Doctorow and Nancy Atlas.

  •     A Sag Harbor “Wailing” Museum Halloween haunted house turned scary on Sunday evening for one of its volunteers, a 14-year-old youth who, costumed and masked, was supposed to frighten customers as they entered.

        At about 8:45, an apparently tipsy woman and two men walked through the door. The teen followed them, as he was supposed to, but the woman turned on him, hissed ‘You’re a stalker,’ and hit him.

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