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  • The Crucible’
        Beginning on Tuesday, the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor will present “The Crucible” as part of its Literature Live! series of plays taken from the core curriculum of American schools. The play, by Arthur Miller, will be staged for school groups on weekdays and for the public on weekends. A special matinee at 2 p.m. will be performed on Nov. 24 in addition to that evening’s closing performance.

  • The Concerned Citizens of Montauk's meet the candidates forum is on for today at 1 p.m. despite the threatening storm, but because of the storm, Representative Tim Bishop will not attend.
  • Expected to attend the Concerned Citizens of Montauk's candidates forum on Sunday are State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, a longtime incumbent, his Democratic challenger, Southampton Town Councilwoman Bridget Fleming, as well as Representative Tim Bishop and his Republican challenger, Randy Altschuler, and Wendy Long, who is challenging Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for her Senate seat.
  •     Ille Arts, an Amagansett gallery, is sponsoring an artists studio tour on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour takes in a great deal of the South Fork, including stops in East Hampton and Bridgehampton in addition to Amagansett.

  •     Patrick (Pat) Malik of Montauk died at Southampton Hospital on Oct. 14 from complications of cancer. He was 77. With his wife, Dorothy Malik, who survives, he was a regular at the Montauk Senior Nutrition Center, where he enjoyed socializing with friends and playing Bingo and other games.
        Mr. Malik was in the Air Force and stationed in Montauk when he met the former Dorothy Lussoro on the beach. He was very persistent in getting a first date, according to his wife. They were married in 1957.

  •     Patricia H. Hansen, who split her time between Wainscott and Vero Beach, Fla., died on Saturday at the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice House in Vero Beach. She was 74 and had been ill with liver bile duct cancer for almost two years. In June she celebrated 50 years of marriage to David Hansen, with whom she had raised three children.

  •     Arne Charles Besser, an internationally renowned artist, died last Thursday at Southampton Hospital. The cause of death was heart failure, said Duke Morell, his partner of 47 years. Mr. Besser was 77.

  •     Louis C. Nolan Jr., a former resident of Sag Harbor who worked in the restaurant business on the South Fork, died at the Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead on Oct. 15 at the age of 70.
        Mr. Nolan worked for many years at the J.G. Melon restaurant in Bridgehampton. He was born in Southampton on June 12, 1942, the son of Louis C. Nolan and the former Rosalie Pintavalle, and grew up in Bridgehampton. He was a graduate of Pierson High School.

  •     A graveside service for William P. Bain and Frances G. Bain will be held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 3 at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton.
        Mr. Bain died on February 19 at home in Boyton Beach, Fla. Mrs. Bain died on May 2, 2008.
        They owned the Rose Rexall Pharmacy on the corner of Main Street and Newtown Lane for many years before retiring to Florida. A celebration of their lives will follow at the American Legion in Amagansett.
     

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  • Suffolk County is holding a photo contest, and County Executive Steve Bellone is asking residents to get involved. 

    All residents have to do is take a picture that depicts why they love calling Suffolk County home and load it to Facebook with the #SuffolkSnapshot. Suggestions include landmarks, tourist attractions, natural resources, and downtowns.

    The contest, Mr. Bellone said, "gives residents a chance to capture that uniqueness and beauty of Suffolk County and share it with their friends and neighbors through Facebook." 

  • School starts next week in East Hampton, but first students — and parents — have orientation meetings.

    On Tuesday night, all parents of East Hampton students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to a workshop on how to access online school resources. Two sessions, one in English in the high school library, and one in Spanish in the auditorium, start at 6 p.m.

    Incoming kindergarteners and their families will have an orientation at the John M. Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

  • Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans. 

    The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information. 

  • This weekend will be the first time that it will be illegal to drink alcoholic beverages during the day at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. 

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.

  • Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.