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  • Two Latino graduates of South Fork schools — one at law school, the other taking a gap semester — are lending a hand to Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island, the group announced this week.
  • Police received a noise complaint on David’s Lane on Feb. 5 at about 12:15 p.m. An officer spoke to a contractor at a neighboring house who said he was breaking up concrete. The officer went back to the woman who had complained, and she said she would contact the village because she “did not approve of the changing landscape.”
  • What’s a working parent to do when school is out but work isn’t? Here's a handful of half-day and full-day options offered next week to help make the school holiday a fun one.
  • Christopher Stuart Taylor, a boat builder who most recently worked at Three Mile Harbor Marina in East Hampton, died of a heart attack on Feb. 1 at Southampton Hospital. He was 46.
  • Madeline Boddy, a bookkeeper and office manager at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk for many years, died on Jan. 22 at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown. She was 87, and had been in good health until just a few weeks before her death.
  • Lyndon Wood English, a computer programmer in the early days of the science, died of Alzheimer’s disease at his San Diego home on Feb. 5. Raised in East Hampton Village, he was 73 and had been ill for several years.
  • There are plenty of practical reasons for issuing driver’s licenses to noncitizens, but one of the most important is mostly overlooked: vision tests.
  • The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.
  • On the heels of its first-ever League II championship, the East Hampton boys swimming team took second place out of 28 schools at the county championship meet at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood on Saturday.
  • Ryan Fowkes, a senior and East Hampton's top trackster, followed up his win in the 1,000-meter indoor event at the county small schools race last week with a second place at that distance Monday night in the Section XI state qualifier.

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  • As part of a reading initiative at the John M. Marshall Elementary School, the goal was for students to read for one million minutes over the course of the school year.
  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia will be the focus of the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center’s Thinking Forward Lecture Series on Thursday.
  • A new class has been announced at LTV Studios on Industrial Road in Wainscott, iDoc 101, all about making documentaries using a smartphone. Part of LTV’s intention is to show people the tools to help the station reach a 1,000-story goal for broadcast.

    Two sessions are offered free of charge. The first begins on Saturday at 10 a.m. and continues on April 27 and May 4. The second starts on Tuesday and continues on April 30 and May 7 at 6 p.m.

    An hour’s tour and introduction to producing at the LTV workshop will next be offered on April 30, also at 6 p.m. Space is limited, and registration has been asked at ellen@ltveh.org.

    The next LTV creative salon will be held on May 3 at 6:45 p.m. 

  • Would you know what to do in the event of an active shooter? Southampton Town Police Lt. Todd Spencer will demonstrate how to protect yourself in a free workshop at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on April 27.
  • Those traveling west this week will have to deal with lane closures on the westbound side of the Long Island Expressway.
  • The Hampton Ballet Theatre School’s spring production this weekend at Guild Hall will feature selections from three ballets performed by students ranging in age from 3 to 18.
  • Online scams and how to spot them will be covered at the East Hampton Library on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
  • A benefit party for the Hampton Lifeguard Association will be held on Saturday at Harbor Bistro at 313 Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton from 7 to 11 p.m. It will feature music by Josh Brussell, a cash bar, food, and auctions with travel packages, gift baskets, restaurant gift certificates, spa treatments, and more. Tickets are $35 per person or $50 a couple and are available from Amy Forst at amy@forstconstruction.com.

    The association supports lifeguard training programs and tournaments, competition, the junior lifeguard program, the volunteer ocean rescue squad, the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton Hurricane Swim Club, and in-school swim programs.

  • Those with questions about recycling can take them to the Hampton Bays Community Center on Monday for a public forum organized by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons. Curious about whether cereal boxes go with corrugated cardboard or paper? Or how co-mingled items are separated and sold?

    “Recycling 101: With or Without a Carter” will go over the recycling process in the Town of Southampton with Christine Fetten, the town’s director of municipal works, who oversees both sustainability and waste management, and Joe Glorioso, a member of the town’s sustainable Southampton green advisory committee.

  • Grain Surfboards on Indian Wells Highway will host a Surfrider core volunteer training session on Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:30.