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  • I told our eldest daughter that she was living in northwestern Ohio the Suburban Dream, which she knows.
  • I had finished reading of the last linotype machine operator at The New York Times, who’d quietly taken his leave last week at the age of 78, declining to be interviewed on his way out, and dreamed of the days when unions held some sway.
  • Adrian Mackay, no stranger to the winner’s circle, won, for the first time, the Montauk triathlon Saturday in 1 hour, 58 minutes, and 45.8 seconds, topping 300 other finishers.
  • The Shelter Island 10K, which continues to be one of the United States’ most popular road races, is to be contested Saturday by a field that is to include four of long-distance running’s salient figures — Bill Rodgers, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Amby Burfoot, and George A. Hirsch.
  • Eric Engstrom and Gabby McKay were recently named as recipients of East Hampton High School’s Paul Yuska award, given to the senior class’s top male and female athletes — a first inasmuch as both Engstrom and McKay run cross-country, and participate as well in winter and spring track.
  • Kathy McGeehan, the longtime girls volleyball coach at East Hampton High School, played May 27 to June 1 on an over-50 women’s team that placed fourth in U.S.A. Volleyball’s national championships in Orlando, Fla.
  • East Hampton High School’s Hall of Fame committee has picked the following to be inducted at homecoming this fall:
  • I read a review of two sports books in The New Yorker recently and there was not once the mention of joy, though, admittedly, it was the business of sport — the money in it — that was the subject, not the headiness of play per se.
  • Joe McKee, who’s happy with the numbers thus far at the varsity football level at East Hampton High School, wants to assure that they continue to be good, and so he’s proposing that an in-house, non-contact youth league be set up with games under Herrick Park’s lights on Friday nights.
  • Play began in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League this week, and it must have felt especially good for Nick Kruel, who had undergone a nine-hour open heart operation last fall.

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