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Jack Graves
In dramatic fashion the East Hampton High School softball team put itself one game away from the playoffs Monday by defeating Southampton 6-5 here, thanks to a walk-off, bases-clearing hit by Sam Merritt, East Hampton’s fireballing pitcher.
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Christopher Walsh
Declines in terrapin populations have prompted New York to consider banning their harvest.
Larry Penny
Are there flowering plants that live in the seas? Yes, they are called sea grasses because, like land grasses, they are monocots, plants that only display a single leaf upon emerging from the seed.
Jack Graves
Asked during a conversation the other day at his parents’ Navy Road house in Montauk if he’d improved during the course of the past year, Noah Avallone, a redheaded, curly-haired 9-year-old, readily replied, matter of factly, “A lot.”
Jack Graves
Mark McKee, one of seven brothers who were inducted last fall into East Hampton High School’s Hall of Fame, is to retire soon as a Springs School physical education teacher and its athletic director.
Jack Graves
Jared Keating, a 34-year-old London-based investor who spent summers in Bridgehampton as he was growing up, won Saturday’s half-marathon there in 1 hour, 22 minutes, and 32 seconds.
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Larry Penny
It’s 3 p.m. on Sunday and the sun is shining in full glory following three days of cloudy rainy weather. The robins and cardinals are singing their territorial songs, the trees are beginning to leaf out, the red maples are flowering, and the scarlet and black oaks are following in their stead. By the time this goes to press, the shads and beach plums will be in bloom, to be followed by the dogwoods, then the mountain laurels. It is spring as I remember it.