Oct 20 2017 - 4:43pm

Taylor K. Vecsey
Those who showed up for breakfast at John Papas Cafe in East Hampton Village Sunday morning found the Greek diner closed due to an overnight kitchen fire.
Christopher Walsh
A cut was excavated from the southern edge of the pond to the ocean, a span of approximately 300 feet, on Thursday morning, and within 15 minutes there was a perceptible difference in the pond's height.
Joanne Pilgrim
A League of Women Voters candidates’ debate in East Hampton on Monday night touched on a host of issues about the town’s most pressing needs and underscored the differences between Democratic and Republican candidates for town supervisor and for two seats on the town board.
Christopher Walsh
Residents who live along Gardiner’s Bay and members of the Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett are unhappy about a changing seascape, as 5 and 10-acre oyster farms have begun to appear offshore from Promised Land to Devon, extending to the Napeague Harbor Inlet.
David E. Rattray
Financial disclosures for East Hampton Town races that will be decided this Election Day show similar bottom lines between the Democratic and Republican fund-raising committees and candidates and very little heat.
Christopher Walsh
Democratic candidates for East Hampton Town Supervisor and town board defended the present board’s environmental policies and accomplishments at a forum last Thursday at Scoville Hall in Amagansett, while their Republican challengers criticized the Democrats’ record and offered their own proposals.
T.E. McMorrow
A Brooklyn woman who lost control of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S.U.V. she was driving southbound on Stephen Hand’s Path near Bull Path — crashing into a tree, then careening, car spinning, into some bushes — was charged with drunken driving on Sunday, a little after noon.
T.E. McMorrow
A man who said he was a licensed, armed security guard scheduled to fly to Puerto Rico in the relief effort after Hurricane Maria was arrested on Oct. 6 in Southampton after a warrant was issued by East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana.
T.E. McMorrow
A Springs man is being held in county jail after being arrested on a charge of exposing himself in the Stop and Shop supermarket in East Hampton Village on Monday evening.

Film Festival 2017

Jennifer Landes
Dick Cavett and Annette Benning will participate in this year's Hamptons International Film Festival it announced on Monday.
Jennifer Landes
By the time it closes on Oct. 9, the Hamptons International Film Festival will have screened 65 feature and 50 short films from 40 countries.
Jennifer Landes
The Hamptons International Film Festival will celebrate 25 years of screenings and programming at this year’s festival over Columbus Day weekend.
Jennifer Landes
On Wednesday, the Hamptons International Film Festival announced several films with ties to the East End, including its opening night film on Oct. 5, the world premiere of Alison Chernick’s “Itzhak,” a documentary about Itzhak Perlman, who has a house in East Hampton and a music school on Shelter Island.
Jack Graves
Orson and Ben Cummings were happy to announce this week that their documentary on Bridgehampton High School’s storied Killer Bees boys basketball team, which has nine state championships to its credit, is to premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival in October.

Daily Grind

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.
Christopher Walsh
East Hampton’s first fall festival is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Herrick Park.
Taylor K. Vecsey
The next children’s bereavement group, which will meet for seven weeks at East End Hospice’s Good Grief Family Bereavement Center in Westhampton Beach, starts on Tuesday.

The Arts

Mark Segal
Michael Disher reflects on a long career in theater and the past 10 years at the Southampton Cultural Center.
Star Staff
The Gloriosa Piano Trio, experienced chamber musicians who often work with living composers, will perform in the Salon Series at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill tomorrow at 6 p.m.
Star Staff
Nancy Atlas and Joseph Vecsey, two mainstays of Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, will perform this weekend, with the Nancy Atlas Project set to rock the venue tomorrow at 8 p.m. and a new All Star Comedy show lined up for Saturday night at 8.
Jennifer Landes
There’s more than immediately meets the eye in the work of Michele Dragonetti. In a year like this, it is particularly true, as more and more of her work has met more and more sets of eyes in a round robin of perpetual exhibition on the South Fork.
Baylis Greene
How exactly did “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” come to be such a tradition, and is there anything behind the surface meaning?
Mark Segal
Three new exhibitions — “Recollection: Selections From the Permanent Collection,” “Yektai,” and “Pamela Top­­ham” — will open on Saturday at Guild Hall and remain on view through Dec. 31.

Food

Laura Donnelly
In summertime you can get away with slicing up a watermelon, dropping some berries in a bowl, or stopping at a farm stand for a fruit pie, and voila, dessert is done. But this time of year don’t you want to make a little more effort with a homemade dessert?
Joanne Pilgrim
Tonight’s the night for a dinner at Almond in Bridgehampton featuring spirits from Widow Jane, a Brooklyn distillery, and pork from a pig raised at Root ’n’ Roost Farm in Livingston Manor, N.Y. Stefanie Sacks, a “culinary nutritionist,” will present a series of workshops with instructions for “meatless Mondays” beginning next week at a private residence in Bridgehampton. The 5:30 to 8 p.m. sessions, suitable for adults as well as children ages 10 and up, will begin with a brief discussion followed by hands-on cooking instruction.
Joanne Pilgrim
Coast Kitchen restaurant at the Montauk Yacht Club has a $29.95 (plus tax and tip) three-course prix fixe special for fall, served daily from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Getting through the first workdays of the week might become easier with a Tuesday night visit to Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett, which is hosting Taco Tuesdays. Diners can choose among three different tacos, served with chips and salsa to start, topped with radish, cilantro, and queso fresco, and accompanied by rice and beans.

Sports

Jon M. Diat
There were some decent reports of cod a week earlier, but the ever-present black sea bass could be a problem. While they are widely proclaimed to be one of the tastiest fish, sadly, we would not be able retain any, as the season for them in Rhode Island and federal waters (more than three miles offshore) remains closed until this coming Sunday.
Larry Penny
This October a different cosmopolitan species, the brown booby, common in the Caribbean countries and throughout tropical seas of the world, showed up in Montauk and may have found a new home.
Christopher Walsh
Residents who live along Gardiner’s Bay and members of the Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett are unhappy about a changing seascape, as 5 and 10-acre oyster farms have begun to appear offshore from Promised Land to Devon, extending to the Napeague Harbor Inlet.
Jack Graves
Despite the absence of a centerpiece football game, there was plenty to cheer about over the homecoming weekend just past as boys soccer, girls volleyball, boys volleyball, and field hockey registered wins here while the girls swimming team was improving its league-leading record to 4-0 at Stony Brook.
Jack Graves