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  • A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Accabonac Solar, the first ground-based, megawatt-scale, solar electricity-generating installation on the South Fork, was held on Monday.
  • The New York Times has endorsed Perry Gershon in his campaign to unseat Representative Lee Zeldin in New York’s First Congressional District.
  • Representative Lee Zeldin, New York’s First Congressional District congressman, and Perry Gershon, the Dem­ocrat who is challenging him, will meet in what is expected to be their only face-to-face debate before an audience on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hampton Bays High School.
  • The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will hold a public scoping meeting on the construction and operations plan submitted by Deepwater Wind for its proposed South Fork Wind Farm on Nov. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett.
  • The Bonac Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting tonight from 6 to 8 at the Amagansett Library. The group meets on the fourth Thursday of every month and promotes amateur radio on the South Fork.
  • The race to represent New York’s First Congressional District was roiled by accusations of fraud by both candidates this week, with mailings sent to voters being at the heart of dual controversies.
  • Weeks before the Nov. 6 election, Representative Lee Zeldin holds an eight-point lead over his challenger, Perry Gershon of East Hampton, in the race to represent New York’s First Congressional District, according to a New York Times Upshot/Siena College poll released last week.
  • As if to emphasize the urgency of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Oct. 8 report stating that severe impacts of climate change are forecast as early as 2040 absent a radical and unprecedentedly rapid transformation of the global economy, Hurricane Michael became the first Category 4 storm to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle.
  • The East Hampton Town Trustees have set Nov. 11 as the opening date on which scallops can be taken from waters under their jurisdiction.
  • The Town of East Hampton appears set to follow the lead of East Hampton Village in enacting a ban on polystyrene products, commonly referred to as Styrofoam.

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