Daily Grind

Taylor K. Vecsey
The Montauk line east of Speonk will be out of service this weekend, Nov. 10 to 13, as work is completed on the main track. Bus service will be offered between Patchogue and Montauk.
Jackie Pape
The second annual ArtXchange celebration of cultural diversity takes place at the East Hampton museum on Sunday afternoon.
Jackie Pape
Beginning Thursday evening, full overnight closures will begin on the expressway, Interstate 495, at the Old Nicolls Road bridge (Exit 58) in the Town of Islip. The closures, for bridge maintenance, are expected to last several weeks.
Durell Godfrey
To think of the Bridgehampton Lions Club’s Carving Contest as a mere jack-o-lantern challenge would be to vastly underestimate the talent on display at the annual event.
John Musnicki
To think of the Bridgehampton Lions Club’s Carving Contest as a mere jack-o-lantern challenge would be to vastly underestimate the talent on display at the annual event.
Jane Bimson
The Darlene Lycke Scholarship Fund is selling raffle tickets for a New York Giants-Philadelphia Eagles football game on Sunday, Dec. 17. The lucky winner will win four tickets to the game with parking at MetLife Stadium.
Taylor K. Vecsey
Visiting hours will be held at the Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home in Northport, where he grew up, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Carissa Katz
This year, in addition to the usual Halloween fun to be had there on Tuesday, one local real estate broker is taking the opportunity to showcase two of her listings in a community-spirited way.
Star Staff
East Hampton Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to deliver and pack hot food for homebound residents. Substitute packers and drivers are also needed for when regular volunteers are not available.
Carissa Katz
"Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning," the East Hampton Town Police Department cautions in a flier promoting a drug take-back day on Saturday at Town Hall.
Taylor K. Vecsey
Halloween is only about a week away, and that means pumpkin carvers are hard at work for the annual carving contest put on by the Bridgehampton Lions Club. It begins at 5 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Bridgehampton Community House.
Star Staff
“A Rover’s Eye View of the Ancient Surface of Mars” is the title of a free lecture to be given by Joel Hurowitz, a deputy principal investigator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Mars 2020 mission, Thursday at Guild Hall.
Star Staff
Tricks and treats aren't just for kids, at least not when the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons is involved. On Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., ARF will hold its annual Halloween Pawty — yes, you read that right — for adults, kids, and, of course, pets.