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  • 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, there are two entire weekends chock full of frightful gatherings and trick-or-treating.

     

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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.

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  • The new South Fork Behavioral Initiative, which would provide immediate mental and behavioral health care to those in need, particularly students here, will be a focus of the upcoming 12th annual East End Mental Health Awareness Day, which is slated for April 11. While the workshops and panel discussions are free, advance registration is required.  

  • In a continued effort to build understanding among people of all faiths, the East End Clericus sponsored a trip to a mosque in Selden on Sunday for people from various houses of worship.  

    The trip grew out of a gathering on Feb. 8 that was held in response to the radical Islamist attack on Charlie Hebdo, the satirical tabloid in Paris, in January, the Rev. Denis Brunelle of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in East Hampton said on Tuesday morning. "Our own take on it was that violence in the name of religion is not acceptable for any branch." 

  • Temperatures in the 30s and 40s practically feel like a heat wave after a miserably cold winter. Spring fever is a given, but before you get to brazen and venture out into the water, heed some advice from the Coast Guard. 

  • The East Hampton Town Republican Committee will continue interviewing possible candidates for political offices on Wednesday evening at 7. 

    The committee will screen for highway superintendent, justice, assessor, and trustee at the American Legion in Amagansett. Town Justice Lisa R. Rana, Town Highway Superintendent Stephen K. Lynch, and Jill Massa, a town assessor, are expected to run for re-election, Tom Knobel, the committee chairman, said Monday by email.

  • A special spin class held Sunday at the Sag Harbor Gym raised money for the I-Tri empowerment-through-triathlon program for teenage girls.

    The sold-out class raised more than $1,300 for I-Tri, "every penny of which will go to providing the equipment and training necessary for this year's I-Tri girls to cross the finish line of our new Hamptons Youth Triathlon," Theresa Roden, the program's founder, said.

  • Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, but turning your clocks one hour ahead shouldn't be the only item on your to-do list. 

    East Hampton Fire Department Chief Richard Osterberg Jr. said everyone should also do some biannual maintenance on their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. "Whenever you change your clocks you should change the batters in your smoke and CO detectors," he said. "And, if the detector is six years or older, you should replace it with a new one." 

  • In case you haven't had enough snow this season, Old Man Winter is sending some more to the South Fork over the next 24 hours. 

    The National Weather Service in New York issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow on Long Island from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 7 p.m. Thursday. Accumulations of between 4 and 8 inches are forecasted. 

  • More snow is on the way for the South Fork, with up to 3 inches possible Tuesday night and another 6 inches or more forecasted for Wednesday night into Thrusday.

    The National Weather Service reported that a winter weather advisory is in effect for southeastern and northeastern Suffolk County from 3 p.m. on Tuesday to 2 a.m. on Wednesday. Snow will develop on Tuesday afternoon, though it will mainly fall after 5 p.m. The snow will then mix with sleet and freezing rain by midnight before turning to rain. 

  • The swan hit the power lines on Montauk Highway in Wainscott on Monday while attempting a takeoff.
  • A water main break on Jermain Avenue in Sag Harbor Village on Friday morning was one of the many leaks the Suffolk County Water Authority has been grappling with during an ongoing cold spell.