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  • Sitting in front of four screens with highly specialized applications like customized GPS mapping and tracking systems, Scott Elley ended his 33-year career by signing off over the townwide paging system during a regularly scheduled radio test on Friday. Watch as he signs off for the last time.
  • The body of Carl Darenberg was found in Montauk Harbor Monday morning not far from the Montauk Marine Basin, which has been in his family for nearly 60 years.
  • Detectives are investigating after a body was found floating in Montauk waters on Monday morning.
  • Chris Scott, a 27-year-old whose family has a house in Springs, was flown on Tuesday to an Atlanta hospital specializing in spinal cord injuries, nearly a month after a skydiving accident in Calverton left him a quadriplegic.
  • An Amagansett man found a paper lantern last weekend sitting atop a bed of dry pine needles in his driveway and called The Star to wonder about the dangers of fire. The popular lanterns wafting through the night sky may be attractive, but they can indeed be dangerous, according to East Hampton Town’s chief fire marshal, David Browne — all the more so with the recent dry weather.

  • Walter Galcik Sr., a World War II veteran who was the caretaker of Shadmoor State Park as part of his work for the Town of East Hampton, died at home in Ditch Plain, Montauk, last Thursday.
  • Bill Clinton became the first-ever United States president to play golf at Montauk Downs in the state-owned course’s 87-year history on Aug. 20.

    Mr. Clinton, who had celebrated his 68th birthday the day before, and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, are renting a house in Amagansett for August. They have spent the past several summers on the South Fork.

  • Labor Day weekend brings not only the end of the summer rental season but also the Shinnecock Indian Nation’s annual powwow, which will take place on the reservation from tomorrow through Monday.

    The event, said to be the 68th in the tradition, features drum and dance contests, authentic native dress, and over $50,000 in prize money. The Shinnecocks will welcome members of many other tribes as well as the general public, and native arts, crafts, and foods will be for sale. There will also be raffles and a sunset fire-lighting.

  • Labor Day weekend brings not only the end of the summer rental season but also the Shinnecock Indian Nation’s annual powwow, which will take place on the reservation from Friday through Monday.
  • The 39th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show hosted the Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities on Monday.

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  • The Mitten Line at the Sag Harbor Elementary School helped fulfill 500 wishes for local schoolchildren this holiday season.

    The mitten project was created several years ago as a way for elementary students and their families to give to the community. Children in need write down what they need or want — everything from winter coats to school-related items, art supplies to toys — on the back of mittens, which are then hung in the elementary school lobby. 

  • Blood donations are always needed, particularly during the holiday season when many seem too busy to sit for a half-hour to give blood.

    The New York Blood Center will be on the South Fork several times this month, starting Wednesday at Pierson High School. Donations will be accepted from 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the school on Jermain Avenue in Sag Harbor. 

  • Meals on Wheels' clients were well fed over the Thanksgiving holiday.

    The day before Thanksgiving, Meals on Wheels delivered turkey dinners, prepared at Dreesen's catering kitchen on Gingerbread Lane in East Hampton Village. Rudy DeSanti Jr., who runs Dreesen's with his wife, Christina, and is contracted by the program to make daily meals, reported that he made Thanksgiving dinners for about 65 Meals on Wheels clients. 

  • Though it may be the off-season for the Hampton Classic Horse Show, the show's staff is working hard to drum up items for its annual food drive. 

    The drive, which was started a few years ago, calls for more than just non-perishable food donations. The Classic is also looking for household goods, pet food, and King Kullen gift cards, all of which will be donated ot the Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry, which serves about 250 people per week.

  • The Montauk Fire Department will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a parade on Saturday.

    The parade will be held start at 11 a.m with Craig Tuthill, a 60-year member of the fire department who is the grand marshal of the parade, leading it from Kirk Park to the Hank Zebrowski Memorial Ball Park.

  • Julianne Moore, an Academy Award-winning actress and best-selling author who owns a house in Montauk, will read from her new children's book, "My Mom Is a Foreigner, But Not to Me," and sign copies for kids and their parents at BookHampton in East Hampton on Saturday.

    Charline Spektor, the owner of the independent bookshop on Main Street, said Ms. Moore's appearance was scheduled at the last minute. Ms. Moore has done readings at the store before, for books in her "Freckleface Strawberry" series. 

  • White's Apothecary on Main Street in East Hampton will hold a meet-and-greet with Mally Steves Chakola, the creater of a skin-care line called M. Steves, on Saturday afternoon.

    A streamlined collection of anti-aging and skin regenerating solutions, it contains rose-hip seed oil meant to repair past damage and provide an instant glow for a youthful appearance.

    Ms. Chakola's skin-care expertise has been featured in Harper's Bazaar, Haute Living, Style.com, and more. 

    The meet-and-greet will take place from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • More cold-stunned turtles were found dead this week, this time in the Elizabeth A. Morton Wildlife Refuge in Noyac, and another turtle, found alive, is being treated for hypothermia.

    A dead Atlantic green sea turtle was found  along the western shore of Jessup’s Neck in Little Peconic Bay on Tuesday morning, according to Kimberly Durham, the rescue cordinator at the Riverhead Foundaiton for Marine Research and Preservation, which responded. The small turtle weighed only about 5 pounds.

  • As part of a national effort, a Cranksgiving food drive on two wheels will be held in East Hampton on Saturday. Bicyclists will stop at four different grocery stores to purchase non-perishable foods to be donated to the East Hampton Food Pantry, which expects to feed more than 31,000 people in Amagansett, East Hampton, Montauk, Springs, and Wainscott this year.

    Matt Lauer from NBC’s ‘Today Show" and WNBC's Darlene Rodriguez will lead the six-mile ride, accompanied by cameras. 

  • The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will hold a public hearing on Wednesday in Bridgehampton on a proposed expansion of a mining permit for the Sand Land Corporation, which operates a mine south of the Bridge Golf Club.