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  • In season and league openers with their Shoreham-Wading River counterparts this past week, East Hampton High’s girls and boys track teams came up just short — the girls losing by 6 points and the boys by 10.
  • A shout-out to one of Representative Lee Zeldin’s assistants, Terri Malloy, who, in paving the way with Connecticut’s passport agency recently, got me out of the doghouse and onto a plane bound for Mexico.
  • The high school basketball season may be over, but East Hamptoners from the ages of 10 through 17 are availed of the sport pretty much the year round thanks to well-coached teams that play in leagues at the Southampton Recreation Center (S.Y.S.) and in Amateur Athletic Union tournaments.
  • “It’s heroes’ work,” said Hailey London, after she and a score of Ross School students in her charge returned from an M-Term trip to Zimbabwe and to Mark Crandall’s Hoops 4 Hope program there.
  • Kathy McGeehan, East Hampton High School’s girls volleyball coach, was pleased to hear last week that eighth graders from undefeated teams in Springs and at the East Hampton Middle School are heading her way.
  • Before the Mexicans build a wall to keep us out, Mary and I are seizing the opportunity to visit Zihuatenejo once more — only for a week, but it promises to be restorative.
  • “Who needs Florida,” this writer said as he talked with East Hampton High’s new softball coach, Kathy Amicucci, on Friday. It was unusually warm day for March, known more — at least on the open plain where the high school lies — for its ripping, bone-chilling winds.
  • “Anybody who can lie down and breathe and close their eyes can do this type of yoga,” Roey Ficaro said the other day concerning her restorative yoga classes at the Kamadeva Yoga Studio at 15 Lumber Lane, East Hampton, and at her private studio in Springs.
  • A suit was filed on March 4 requesting that the court compel the disclosure of records that apparently persuaded Richard J. Burns, the district superintendent, not to recommend the rehiring of Lou Reale, East Hampton’s longtime softball coach, last June.
  • Talking to my sister-in-law Linda the other day the subject turned to trip-planning.

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