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  • While the first cases of Ebola in the United States have sparked nationwide concern, the overwhelming message here on the South Fork is that health care providers are prepared to handle patients with Ebola-like symptoms.
  • Update, Noon: A teenager who stayed home sick from school may have saved his family's East Hampton house when a fire broke out in the basement on Thursday morning.
  • Tom Preiato is leaving his post as East Hampton Town's chief building inspector for a position in the Village of Sag Harbor.
  • Sag Harbor Village is considering a ban on plastic bags, just as the Towns of East Hampton and Southampton are mulling proposals to prohibit the single-use bags.
  • An East Hampton fire chief found "dangerous levels" of carbon monoxide in a house where three men were working Wednesday morning.
  • Valinda Miller Valcich said the auto show was a way to pay tribute to her son, who "loved antique-powered trucks," while also increasing awareness about suicide, which she called an "epidemic" on the South Fork.
  • Montauk Highway in front of the downtown green will be closed for the festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Expanded closures are expected during the parade.
  • A new green space in which to sit, enjoy lunch, and watch the boats come and go will grace Sag Harbor next summer if a recently revitalized project maintains momentum.

  • Drivers have smoother roads to look forward to, but they should expect some delays when the state implements lane shifting later this month for its project to repave 15 miles of Montauk Highway between East Hampton and Montauk.

    The $13.8 million New York State Department of Transportation project to repair the road between Route 114 in East Hampton and South Etna Avenue in Montauk is already under way, with drainage systems being cleaned and repaired. Resurfacing the distressed pavement with new asphalt and fresh pavement markings will begin the week of Oct. 20.

  • Update: East Hampton Town police identified Valon Shoshi, a 28-year-old living in Springs, as the armed man they took into custody earlier on Friday after a three-hour search.

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  • The Montauk Rugby Football Club will dedicate its match on Saturday to Ron Jensen, a former player who died unexpectedly on Tuesday at the age of 44. 

    Rich Brierley, the assistant coach, said the club will remember Mr. Jensen during its game with the New York Rugby Club, with whom it is tied, in East Hampton's Herrick Park at 1 p.m. "I know a lot of alumni are making a special trip," Mr. Brierley said. 

  • The Montauk Fire Department's 75th anniversary parade may have been rained out earlier this month, but that hasn't dampened the celebration. Montauk Fire Chief Joe Lenahan announced this week that the parade has been rescheduled for next month.

    The parade will be held on Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. Craig Tuthill, a 60-year member of the fire department, will serve as the grand marshal of the parade, leading it from Kirk Park to the Hank Zebrowski Memorial Ball Park. "Bring your family and support our hometown heroes on this monumental occassion," the chief wrote. 

  • November has been declared Automated External Defibrillator Awareness Month in the Town of East Hampton.

    As part of a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of A.E.D.s, which are used in cases of cardiac arrest, the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation has plans to spread the word about where the devices are located. Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell issued a proclamation during a town board work session on Tuesday.

  • Ghosts and goblins, not to mention princesses and Spider-Men, have plenty of places to go in the coming week. With All Hallows’ Eve falling on a Friday this year.
  • The Amagansett Fire Department held its annual inspection dinner earlier this month at Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett to recognize outstanding and longtime members. 

    Three members were honored for having a combined 150 years of service between them. Carmine DiSunno, Joe Hren Jr., and David DiSunno each have 50 years in the fire department. 

    Amagansett Fire Chief Dwayne Denton and Judy Bennett, who each have served the department for 25 years, were also given an award. 

  • Thanks to the rain on Saturday, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons moved its annual dog walk to Sunday, but that didn't make it any less successful. 

    ARF Hamptons raised more than $60,000 at the 21st annual Stroll to the Sea dog walk, according to Jamie Berger, the group's director of marketing and communications. "It was one of our best," she said, adding that they are still tallying the number of entries in the two-mile walk from Mulford Farm on James Lane in East Hampton Village to Main Beach and back.

  • Due to the rain in the forecast for Saturday, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons postponed its Stroll to the Sea dog walk.

    The 21st annual canine affair will start from Mulford Farm on James Lane in East Hampton Village on Sunday at 9 a.m. There is an 80-percent chance of rain on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. No rain is forecast for Sunday.

  • A local woman received a proclamation from the New York State Assembly during an East Hampton Town Board meeting last week, honoring her for saving a woman who was drowning in Napeague Bay last year.

  • Columbus Day weekend will be a jam-packed three days on the South Fork. The Hamptons International Film Festival will bring a slew of activities, mainly to East Hampton and Sag Harbor, but there's plenty else to do if you don't feel liking taking in a flick.

  • October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and across the South Fork there are events planned to bring attention to and raise money for breast cancer charities. Here are some events or fund-raising initiatives we found. Know of more? Leave a comment below.