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  • A number of East Hampton High School coaching vacancies were filled at the school board’s meeting last week, including boys basketball, wrestling, and winter and spring boys track, but the utter lack of applications to coach boys lacrosse has prompted a move by East Hampton’s athletic director, Joe Vas, to forge a partnership in the sport with Southampton, Pierson, and Bridgehampton.
  • Jeremy Grosvenor, who will begin giving free outrigger canoe lessons at Sag Harbor’s Havens Beach this evening at 6:30, has been for years a lover of the ocean — which he traverses on all manner of human-propelled craft — and an advocate, as well, of more harmonious ways to live on the earth.
  • I’ve been accommodating myself to death for a while now, but today I was actually wishing for it when I read that they’re not only to play the U.S. Open at Shinnecock in 2018, but also in 2026.
  • 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.

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