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  • 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.

  • A water sports enthusiast and manager of Main Beach Surf and Sport in Wainscott, Rick Drew, a Democrat, is a former information technology consultant. That experience, he said, “can help a new trustee board craft a vision for the trustees that will more effectively manage our natural resources, particularly with respect to clean water.”

  • A native of East Hampton, Joshua Davidson, a Republican seeking his first term as a trustee, lives in Springs and works for Saskas Surveying Company of East Hampton. He is a nephew of Ms. McNally.

  • A Democrat who chairs the town’s nature preserve committee, Zachary Cohen of Springs lost the 2011 race for town supervisor by 15 votes. His run for trustee, he said, is an effort to move from an advisory to a decision-making role and a natural extension of his efforts to balance preservation and public use.

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