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  •    That some people find the evidence of tradesmen’s lives in the blue-collar section of town offensive is puzzling.

        We’ll never make Springs Saga­ponack no matter how hard we try, nor should we want to. Uniformity, whether in the form of grandiose mansions or too tidy half-acre lots, seems to me to be the real offense.

        Springs used to be celebrated for its diversity (for its admixture of farmers and clammers and artists). Now apparently it is not, conformity being ever on the march.

  •     It took a while for Saturday’s high school football game at Wyandanch to get under way because of A.C.T. testing throughout the county, but the half-hour wait proved to be worth it for Bonac fans, as the locals were to triumph 33-12.

        It was the third straight win for East Hampton, which began the season at 0-4. The last three games have been, scorewise, almost mirror images of the first ones. As of this week, East Hampton has scored 155 points and has given up 185.

  •     With the playoffs looming, the East Hampton High School girls volleyball team, led by Raya O’Neal, one of the best all-around players Kathy McGeehan has ever had, swept Amityville in three sets here Monday afternoon to finish the regular season tied with Sayville for the League VI championship at 11-1.

  •     There is reason to believe that the East Hampton High School football program, assuming it is not forced to move back up into the black-and-blue third division, is in the process of turning itself around.

  •     The East Hampton High School golf team last week won the League VIII tournament, which was played at the long, hilly Rock Hill public course in Manorville, and the girls tennis team finished its season as a semifinalist in the county team tournament.

  •     I’ve been through hell — as it was envisioned by Dante — and it doesn’t strike me as being too different from much of life as we know it (though there are many arresting phantasmagorical special effects).

  •    The East Hampton High School football team extended its win streak to two in Riverhead Saturday, defeating McGann-Mercy 34-13 after overcoming a rather sluggish start.

        R.J. Notel, a senior who rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns, and who made 12 tackles and blocked an extra point, agreed afterward that it was a far more pleasant feeling to win than to lose.

  •     “Maybe this is the beginning of a new streak,” Claude Beudert, who coaches East Hampton High School’s golf team, said this week in relaying the news that his team had finished the season tied for first place with Southampton, each at 9-1, despite the fact that it is not led by a star this year, as it has been in recent years past.

  •     The East Hampton High School boys soccer team continued to roll Monday, defeating Amityville 3-0 thanks to goals by Nick West, Camillo Godoy, and Nick Quiroz.

        The win improved the Bonackers, who long ago clinched a playoff berth, to 11-1 in league play. Presumably the two-time defending county Class A champions will receive that bracket’s top seed again. The eighth seeded Class A team is to play at the top seed in a first-round game next Thursday at 2 p.m.

  •     I’m in the eighth ditch of the eighth circle of Hell now, with the falsifiers. Today it would probably not be so populous a place, for relatively few of us moderns can claim to know the truth (thus how could we falsify it) enveloped as we are in cosmic molasses.

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