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  • Jay Schneiderman, the Southampton Town supervisor, took the microphone last week at Stories From Suffolk, a policy discussion forum featuring officials and experts involved in New York’s fight against opioid abuse, to describe a scenario familiar to everyone in the room.
  • Valentine’s Day comes only once a year, but for senior citizens, the homebound, or those living alone, there’s something important, even lifesaving, about getting a call every day from someone checking in.
  • The longer the discussion continued, the clearer it became that neither the panelists nor the audience at a New York Health Act forum on Saturday afternoon had come to debate the merits of the proposed bill. Rather, they had come to talk about why it finally needs to become law.
  • Members of the winter 2019 Teen Leadership Project, sponsored by the Retreat, will help lead a workshop Thursday night at the East Hampton Library that includes exercises like Choose Your Own Ending, which asks attendees to imagine different scenarios that can head off teen dating violence.
  • The riddle of how to address rising health care costs and gaps in coverage is an urgent topic that state and federal government officials struggle with as much as the families they serve.
  • As videotaped footage began playing of Greg Metzger battling a juvenile great white shark he had just hooked near Jones Beach using just the fishing rod and reel he was gripping, it was easy to momentarily forget the scientific nature of the project Mr. Metzger and the South Fork Natural History Museum are engaged in, and marvel at the spectacle.
  • Dayton, Ritz and Osborne Insurance has donated the final $5,400 needed for a 9/11 memorial that the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 419 in Amagansett has been working six years to complete, clearing the way for the sculpture to be finished and installed.
  • Sixth to eighth-grade student “ambassadors” in the Springs School’s Diversity Institute on Thursday will welcome a Holocaust survivor who was only 12 when Nazi soldiers came to her Budapest home and took away her parents and brother.
  • Representatives of Make the Road New York, a citizens group that seeks legislation allowing New York residents access to state driver’s licenses regardless of their immigration status.
  • At Monday's celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday at Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton, there was talk of how great Dr. King was and concern about the ways America sometimes fails his vision a half-century after his death.