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  • East Hampton Democrats won a decisive victory on Tuesday as Supervisor Larry Cantwell, Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc, and Councilwoman Sylvia Overby defeated their Republican challengers by comfortable margins.
  • “Not great” was, in short, the disappointing assessment of the bay scallop harvest in the first days of the season, which commenced in New York State waters on Monday.
  • A hearing at the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday to legalize fencing that does not comply with code briefly morphed into a debate about deer and residents’ efforts to shield their property from the animals.
  • Michael Clark’s Oct. 12 announcement that Crossroads Music would close at the end of 2015 was not necessarily the end of the story. An outpouring of surprise and sadness over the imminent demise of the musical-instrument shop at Amagansett Square was quickly followed by a campaign to save the store or, at minimum, pay down some of the debt incurred by Mr. Clark and his wife, Christine.
  • When The Star wrote about Pat DeRosa last year as he was approaching his 93rd birthday, the musician said that just one item remained on his bucket list: “to perform with Long Island’s most popular piano player, Billy Joel.”
  • A 12-year member of the town board who served as its liaison to the trustees and a 10-year veteran of the planning board, Pat Mansir, a Democratic candidate who lives in East Hampton, is making a third run for trustee.

  • Steven Lynch Jr., a Republican who lives in Springs, is making his first run for office. “I am trying to preserve a part of the community,” he said, “not only for our generation but, most importantly, for future generations.” Mr. Lynch’s 8-year-old daughter “loves the beaches and the water,” he said.

  • A 27-year resident of Amagansett, Rona Klopman is seeking her first term as a trustee. Ms. Klopman, a Democrat, said her career as a teacher spurred an interest in public affairs, and she wants to preserve the town’s natural beauty.

  • Mike Havens, a Republican seeking his first term on the board of trustees, is a third-generation commercial fisherman.

  • A Montauk native, Jim Grimes, a Republican who founded the landscape design and contracting firm that bears his name, is seeking a first term as a trustee. A member of the town’s nature preserve committee, he worked at the New York Ocean Science Laboratory in Montauk during his schooling, and later studied horticulture and floriculture.

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