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  •     From where I sit, something interesting is happening here in terms of political involvement. This week, The Star ran some 74 letters to the editor — plenty but not quite the record. This is astonishing when you consider that there is no contest at the top of the ballot to gin up excitement and that one party’s majority is already assured.

  •     With Halloween upon us, a ghost story would seem appropriate, and, as it happens, there is a tale of Congress Hall to be told.

        The house, which stands on Main Street overlooking the East Hampton Village Green, is ancient and storied. It was in the Mulford family from when it was built, sometime after 1680, until 1976.

  •     The restaurant economies of Bridgehampton, and to a lesser extent Water Mill, have benefited, albeit ever so slightly, from our eldest daughter’s taking to ballet and other forms of dance in a big way. The greenhouse effect, on the other hand, gives me room for pause.

  •     One thing is clear about the East Hampton Town Trustees’ Largest Clam Contest: They are going to need a bigger boat if it gets any more popular. Well, at least a larger place to hold the thing.

  •    There is a bit of irony in that the weekend I spent touching up our storm windows and getting them in place was followed by a week in which temperatures approached summer-like highs.

  • A 28-question survey asks the candidates to list their environmental qualifications and rank a range of issues in terms of importance.
  •     Police have released a report of the August arrest of a New Jersey resident who they said became enraged at an East Hampton Town code enforcement officer while at the Montauk train station, striking the officer with his BMW.

        The incident took place on Aug. 24, a Saturday, at about 7:45 p.m.

  •     Only two people were charged with drunken driving last week, one in East Hampton Town and one in the village, as sure a signal as falling leaves that summer has ended.

        The driver of a vehicle with Illinois license plates was swerving badly, town police said, when he drew the attention of an officer on Springs-Fireplace Road in Springs on the afternoon of Sept. 16.

  •     Several items of jewelry the value of which was estimated at more than $10,000 were taken from a Middle Highway, East Hampton, house on Friday.

  •     Getting a call back from East Hampton Town Hall is a hit-or-miss proposition for the news media these days, which is why a flurry of responses to an editorial that appeared on this page last week was a surprise.

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  • Looking for something to do to get out of the house or pry those kids away from the electronic devices? The East Hampton Historical Society’s Marine Museum on Bluff Road will be open with free admission from Saturday through Jan. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., except on New Year’s Day.