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  • What's on the police logs.
  • Alfred Howell Conklin, who on Oct. 27 reached his 100th birthday, a milestone he had been looking forward to with great anticipation, died at his Dayton Lane home less than a week later, on Nov. 2.
  • Jessie Mae DeBoard, who died on Nov. 4 at a daughter’s home in White Plains, Md., was 74 years old and had long had a respiratory illness.
  • The Rising Stars Piano Series will present Hunter Noack, a classical pianist, on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center. A Pianofest alumnus, he will present his themed program “Boyhood,” which includes works by Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Janacek, and John Cage.
  • Edna’s Kin, a Sag Harbor band featuring Dan Koontz on guitar, his brother, Andrew, on fiddle and bass, and their father, Warren, on guitar, will return to the village’s Christ Episcopal Church for its annual fall concert on Sunday at 2 p.m.
  • The John Drew Theater Lab will present a free staged reading of “The Ape and the Whale: An Inter- play Between Darwin and Melville in Their Own Words” on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
  • When Morris Dickstein talks about “the art and challenges of memoir writing” at Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor on Sunday, the eminent culture critic and professor will more than know of what he speaks, he will be speaking from his own recent history and recent work — his well-received “Why Not Say What Happened: A Sentimental Education.”
  • Music for Montauk will present “Fall Fantasie,” a free program of chamber music conceived as an autumn journey, on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Montauk School auditorium.
  • The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column
  • Local sports schedule

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  • “A Rover’s Eye View of the Ancient Surface of Mars” is the title of a free lecture to be given by Joel Hurowitz, a deputy principal investigator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Mars 2020 mission, Thursday at Guild Hall.
  • Tricks and treats aren't just for kids, at least not when the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons is involved. On Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., ARF will hold its annual Halloween Pawty — yes, you read that right — for adults, kids, and, of course, pets.
  • East Hampton Town and Southampton Town residents will have an opportunity to dispose safely of household hazardous waste on Saturday.

    The Stop Throwing Out Pollutants program for household hazardous waste disposal is coming to the Montauk transfer station from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Also that day, the Town of Southampton’s Hampton Bays facility will host a STOP Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Looking ahead, Mandala Yoga Center for the Healing Arts and Sports Therapy and Sandra Geehring Foster of SGF Acupuncture will host Ou Wen Wei, a qigong grandmaster, on Oct. 28 and 29.
  • SouthamptonFest, a series of family-friendly activities, will mark fall in Southampton Village this weekend.
  • Filmmakers were in the spotlight on Sunday at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
  • Looking ahead to this weekend, the fourth annual Tyler Valcich Car Show is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Amagansett Firehouse. The show, which will include raffles, food and drinks, and live music by the Roses Grove Band and the 3Bs, will benefit the Tyler Project, a nonprofit organization that works to prevent suicide.

    The registration fee is $25. For spectators, admission is $10; children under 5 will be admitted free. Those wishing to register a vehicle have been asked to email cynthiamckelvey27@yahoo.com.  

  • Residents of the Sag Harbor School District overwhelmingly approved the 2018 budget for the John Jermain Memorial Library on Thursday and selected three new trustees to serve on the library board.

    Ann Sutphen, the current vice president, lost her bid for another term. Voters instead chose Gloria Brown, Carol Hance, and William McCoy for three-year terms starting Jan. 1. All three are new to the board. Ms. Brown was the top vote-getter with 171 ballots cast for her, Ms. Hance had 146, and Mr. McCoy 136. Janine M. Rayano ran as well.

  • Find service information for the various synagogues on the South Fork.
  • While in transit to North Carolina on Sunday, the fishing vessel Rianda S. requested safe harbor in New York from rough seas generated by Hurricane Jose. State Department of Environmental Conservation law enforcement and marine resources staff granted the request, and the boat arrived in Montauk at 4:30 p.m. The vessel was carrying fish caught in federal waters, including an estimated 6,000 pounds of fluke, and requested to land the fish in New York.

    New York's commercial fluke fishery is currently closed, and the entire 6,000-pound landing would have had to be deducted from the state's remaining quota of 40,000 pounds.