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  • It was asked last week of some people in the street how they were going to celebrate Independence Day. Most said they’d see the fireworks, which is evocative, but I’m wondering if we shouldn’t before night falls (this was written before night fell) take 10 minutes, at the most, to reread the Declaration of Independence, one of whose “self-evident truths” is, surprise, that “all men are created equal,” an assertion that seems to have been more honored in the breach than in the observance over the years, especially these days.
  • There was big news on the East Hampton Little League front last week as the 11-12 boys team coached by Kenny Dodge “mercied” two opponents, Southampton and Sag Harbor-Bridgehampton, the 9-10s coached by Mike Hand defeated Hampton Bays 11-1 and mercied Southampton, and the 11-12 girls, on Friday, came very close to shocking North Shore, which went on over the weekend to defeat East Meadow in the Long Island championship game.
  • Lucy Emptage, who is to attend La Salle University on a lacrosse scholarship, and Eamon Spencer, who won the coach’s award in volleyball and is a distance runner headed for the Naval Academy, recently received the Paul Yuska award given to the senior class’s top athletes in ceremonies at East Hampton High School.
  • Jamari Gant, who played on the 2015-16 Bridgehampton High School boys basketball team memorialized in Orson and Ben Cummings’s “Killer Bees” documentary, which is to open in Los Angeles and New York City at the end of this month, was, until Friday, a computer science major at the State University at Fredonia without a computer.
  • The East Hampton Town Little League organization has fielded what its president, Steve Minskoff, has called “four very competitive teams” to play in District 36 traveling all-star tournaments.
  • Stony Hill Stables in Amagansett, which since 2011 has provided annual scholarships to youngsters here who would not otherwise have the chance to pursue riding seriously, is to hold a fund-raiser at the stables off Town Lane on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • It was distressing to read that the traffic snarl exacerbated by the U.S. Open had eased during the weekend, which means, I guess, that they really are going to have it again, in 2026.
  • The Young Turks of the Montauk Rugby Club, which is to say their college-age players, sailed through the Hell Gate 7s tournament on Randalls Island in New York City this past weekend at 6-0.
  • Linus Kiplagat, a 23-year-old Kenyan who lives in Lansing, Mich., won the 39th Shelter Island 10K Saturday in 29 minutes and 45 seconds.
  • As I walked out under the trees and breeze and sun with O’en last Thursday morning, I remarked to him on what a beautiful day it was not to be going to the U.S. Open.

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