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  • Fall Festival Arrives At Herrick Park In East Hampton On Saturday
  • The annual Montauk Youth Field Day was held at Third House County Park on Sunday afternoon, with food, music, games and contests for kids of all ages. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • The annual Montauk Youth Field Day was held at Third House County Park on Sunday afternoon, with food, music, games and contests for kids of all ages. Carli Stuckart reached the finish line with her egg still on the spoon.  KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • The annual Montauk Youth Field Day was held at Third House County Park on Sunday afternoon, with food, music, games and contests for kids of all ages. Carli Stuckart and Mia Walsh partnered in the three-legged race.  KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • The annual Montauk Youth Field Day was held at Third House County Park on Sunday afternoon, with food, music, games and contests for kids of all ages. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • The annual Montauk Youth Field Day was held at Third House County Park on Sunday afternoon, with food, music, games and contests for kids of all ages. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett hosted an Oktoberfest celebration on Sunday afternoon. Lou Borelli is dressed for the occasion. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett hosted an Oktoberfest celebration on Sunday afternoon. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett hosted an Oktoberfest celebration on Sunday afternoon. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett hosted an Oktoberfest celebration on Sunday afternoon. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Members of the Montauk Community Church and St Therese Church participated in a CROP Hunger Walk Sunday, raising funds for the local food pantry.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett hosted an Oktoberfest celebration on Sunday afternoon. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School students, from left, Richard Tiska, Richard Kern, Christopher Bender, John Beyernheimer and Cole Hempel were named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program. were named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program. To earn the title, they placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the PSAT.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Middle School seventh-grader Conner Poch assisted sixth-graders during a study skills class on October 10. While the class, taught by librarian Yvonne Perez, is geared to help sixth-graders hone their study skills, it also gives seventh-graders a chance to strengthen their public speaking abilities. Every quarter, Perez invites a seventh-grader to present an aspect of the curriculum to the class. As this quarter’s presenter, Poch worked with Perez to develop a lesson plan and activities that coincided with the topic at hand – in this case, memorization.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Southampton High School senior Connor Rozzi was an intern at New York State Sen. Phil Boyle’s Long Island office during the summer. Once selected, the Southampton senior worked more than 50 hours logging constituent cases, answering and managing incoming correspondence, and handling phone calls from constituents. He also worked on outreach projects for the 4th Senate District, including helping to plan a veterans recognition breakfast.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School third-graders,  Logan Barnabee and Natalia Weidel, joined their classmates  in using Chromebooks. Students are learning to navigate Google Classroom, along with the various other Google apps. These third graders are also accessing programs such as Xtra Math, Kahoot!, and Quizlet to support their learning.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Our Lady of the Hamptons School's Prep 7 class, led by their teacher Valerie Hanley and technology coordinator Erin Stadelman, spent a day at Adventureland with other diocesan middle schoolers studying the physics and technology of amusement park rides. Cooper Sacconaghi, Sophia Hatgistavrou, and Gaby Fenelon taking notes on the physics of the amusement park.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • The Water Mill Bridge Club held its 15th annual Lipetz-Brennan Silver Bowl Championship bridge game on October 11. Last year's winners Ed Brennan, formerly of Bridgehampton and Geoff O'Connor of Southampton, again won the silver bowl. The game is held in honor of Maire Lipetz, who was a champion bridge instructor and player for over 50 years and her long-time student, friend and now champion player and partner, Ed Brennan. Ed now resides in England but makes the trip back to his home town each year to play in and present the trophy to the winners. Kathy McLauchlen presents the trophy.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Southampton High School held its annual homecoming parade on Friday, from the elementary school to the high school, where the Mariners football team took on Center Moriches.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Students in the Hampton Bays High School Science Research program were given a unique opportunity to visit the federal Plum Island Animal Disease Center on October 5. During their visit to the facility, which is run by the Department of Homeland Security, students learned about the foot-and-mouth disease and African swine fever that affect many animals around the globe. The full day of research discussions included a guest talk by Dr. Luis Rodriquez, research leader of the Foreign Animal Disease Research Unit through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Scouts in Girl Scout Troop 759 earned their Bronze Award for constructing a bike rack for East Quogue. They decided on the project when they realized there was nowhere for them to park their bikes when they rode into town. Ron Campsy, who owns the New Moon Restaurant, and allowed the Scouts to put the bike rack on his property. Materials were donated by Speonk Lumber. From left back row, Ron Campsy, Megan Peters, Isabelle Schneider, Makayla Vignieri, Celeste Franks, Troop Leader Elizabeth (Missy) Capozzoli-Vignieri, Co-leader Cindy Schneider; front, Aurora Blowes, Lana Blowes, Margaret Falvey, and Maya Marino.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Members of the Eastport Fire Department visited Raynor Country Day School on  October 11 to educate students on many fire safety lessons.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Alec and Hilaria Baldwin hosted a fundraiser on October 7 for OLA of Eastern Long Island at the seasonal home of a supportive couple from Spain. From left, Tony Hitchcock,  Julia Chachere, Andrew Strong, Minerva Perez, Nelly Amaya, Isabel Sepulveda-de Scanlon, Alec Baldwin and Elena Krotman. TOM KOCHIE<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Southampton Town Police Officer Eric Plum takes a moment to work with Raynor Country Day School students as part of the 2018 School Resource Officer Program. Officer Plum also met with the fourth- fifth- and sixth-grade students earlier in the day to review concepts such as cyberbullying and internet safety.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Billy Graham of the Eastport Fire Department with Raynor Country Day School sixth-graders Nick Peragine, Kai Ryan, Sadie Kennedy Jaffe, and Max Beren during the school's recent safety day.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • The East End Youth Quartet was among the performers at SouthamptonFest last weekend. Members, from left, Sofia Skoldberg, Ethan Young, Tessa Arnzen and Kristina Georges. The group will also perform at the tree lighting at Agawam  on November 24, the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum on December 8, and Columbia University, for a human rights event.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • On October 7, nine Jet Ski operators from East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue used four jet skis in the open waters of Gardiners Bay where they practiced loading and unloading people from the watercraft to the 47-foot United States Coast Guard Motor Life Boat while moving at 10 knots. The goal of the training was to build a working relationship with the Coast Guard crew and to get comfortable with equipment and techniques used by other agencies so that they can conduct search and rescue operations when needed.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • The Bridgehampton School Killer Bees basketball team and school Prinicipal Michael Miller, left, visited The Today Show in New York last week where they met former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Bridgehampton School students in grades four through eight met Los Angeles Dodgers baseball pitcher Shea Spitzbarth during the school's after-school baseball camp on October 4 and 5. Spitzbarth worked along with Athletic Director Michael DeRosa and teachers Ryan Barker, Jeff Hand, Louis Liberatore, Henry Meyer and John Reilly to engage the students in all areas of the game.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • The second annual Take a Vet Fishing Tournament, organized by Hampton Watercraft and Marine, took place last month.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 12</span>