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  • Jesse Shapiro, who played the point for Ed Petrie’s East Hampton High School boys basketball teams from 1997 to 2000, and who since has made a career for himself in coaching inner city youth basketball, has been named East Hampton's new coach.
  • Four of long-distance running’s legends — Joan Benoit-Samuelson, Bill Rodgers, Amby Burfoot, and George A. Hirsch — spent two hours outside of Shelter Island’s American Legion Hall Friday afternoon engaged in a lively conversation that WLNG aired and that Dr. Frank Adipietro, whose wife, Mary Ellen, is the Shelter Island 10K race director, moderated.
  • The Shelter Island 10K almost invariably goes off without a hitch, though there was one this time.
  • Jack Louchheim, who may well lead East Hampton High School’s boys tennis team next spring as a freshman, capped a big week Saturday by dedicating a new QuickStart tennis court that he had had built at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center.
  • 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.

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