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  • East Hampton

    A Buckskill Road woman called police last Thursday, saying that she had had someone living in her house to walk her dogs for a few days while she was away, and had returned to find $50 in cash and a $600 Tiffany’s gift card missing. Neither had been left in the open. The card was found to have been used at Tiffany’s, which said it would issue Ms. Lewis a full refund if the merchandise is returned. If the money is returned as well, she told police, she will not press charges.

  • Young Playwrights Showcase

    Eight short plays by Bridgehampton and Ross School students who participated in the Young American Writers Project Middle School Playwriting program will be presented on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Stony Brook Southampton’s Avram Theater.

  • Dr. Morton Goldfarb, a urologist associated for many years with Brunswick Hospital in Amityville, of which he became medical director, died in Boynton Beach, Fla., on March 11 of lung cancer. He was 88 and had been ill for less than four months.

    Dr. Goldfarb, a graduate of New York Medical College who had served as president of the Nassau County Medical Society, did his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, where he met Dorothy Jean Johnston. The couple married on March 14, 1953, and soon moved to Massapequa, where they raised four children.

  • Thomas P. Lavinio, who was the owner and operator of Lavinio Pools in Southampton and a pilot and member of the East Hampton Aviation Association, died on March 16 at home on Cedar Crest Road in North Sea. He was 87 and had been in declining health due to Alzheimer’s disease, his family said.

  • Steven J. Pomerantz, a building contractor who was an emergency medical technician with the Montauk Fire Department for 15 years, died at home in Montauk on March 16. The cause was cancer, from which he had suffered for several years, his brother David Pomerantz said.

    He was “a very, very giving person,” David Pomerantz said. “Besides his work in the community and all the building projects he left behind, he would drop whatever he was doing to help anybody at any time.”

  • Thomas D. Musnicki of Garden City, a native of Bridgehampton, died on Friday at the age of 69. A Mass was said at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Bridgehampton on Tuesday, followed by burial at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • Jacqueline Szczepankowski of Wainscott died at home on March 11. She was 85. An obituary will appear in a future issue.  

  • A wake for Geraldine Pluenneke, who died at home in Montauk on Tuesday, will be held tonight from 7 to 9 at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. A service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton. An obituary will appear in a future issue

  • AMAGANSETT
    S. Raaen to J. and D. Sharon, 72 Osprey Road, .17 acre, Jan. 21, $932,500.

    BRIDGEHAMPTON
    11 Hamptons Real Estate to M. and L. Davis, 135 Hildreth Lane, .41 acre, Jan. 16, $4,350,000.
    R. and J. Borge to L. Murphy, 2629 Montauk Highway, .53 acre, Jan. 7, $1,225,000.
    C. Brower Wagner to Carlotta L.L.C., 176 Sandpiper Lane, .92 acre, Jan. 21, $8,575,000.
    263 Surfside Drive to Surfside Drive 263, 263 Surfside Drive, 1.3 acres, Jan. 13, $27,500,000.

    EAST HAMPTON

  • Thursday, March 26
    BASEBALL, East Hampton at Pierson, scrimmage, 4 p.m.
    SOFTBALL, Islip at East Hampton, nonleague, 4 p.m.
    BOYS LACROSSE, Rocky Point at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
    BOYS TENNIS, East Hampton at Eastport-South Manor, 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, March 27
    SOFTBALL, Amityville at East Hampton, nonleague, 4 p.m.
    GIRLS LACROSSE, McGann-Mercy at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, March 28
    TRACK, East Hampton invitational meet, boys and girls, 10 a.m.

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  • Friday is the final day of the WPPB spring pledge drive, and the sole National Public Radio-affiliated station based on Long Island has taken to YouTube to extend its pitch. Geir Magnusson, a videomaker and commercial photographer, prepared the short spot, which features a number of the WPPB hosts.

  • For the first time in 16 years, the Bridgehampton boys are heading back to Glens Falls for a chance at a state basketball championship. 

    The Bees easily won the New York State southeastern Class D regional game, pouncing on Livingston Manor, from Sullivan County, 60-39 Friday evening at Suffolk Community College in Selden. 

  • The annual Empty Bowls event benefiting the Springs Seedlings Project happens on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion. Guests who have been invited to bring their own bowls, large or small, can sampele soups prepared by 28 chefs. Bowls will be provided by those arriving without one. Guests can take soups to go as well. 

    The event also includes raffles and baked goods. Admission is $12, $5 for children 13 and under. Kids under 5 will be admitted free. 

  • The annual fund-raiser for the Kendall Madison Foundation happens Friday night at 8 at the Stephen Talkhouse. The $20 donation funds the Kendall Madison Scholarship Fund, established in 1995 in memory of a popular student athlete who died that year at the age of 21. 

    In addition to the scholarship, the foundation provides financial assistance to those in need and helps to fund the Kendall Madison Fitness Center at East Hampton High School. 

  • With a winter storm warning in effect for the East End through Thursday evening, many are keeping their doors closed for the day.

  • The Bargain Box and Bargain Books, the thrift shops at the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, will reopen on Tuesday at 10 a.m. after a monthlong hiatus. 

    The shops, all gussied up for spring, will celebrate the season ahead with a raffle this week. When a customer makes a purchase, he or she will be entered in a raffle for a $50 voucher for a future shopping spree at the L.V.I.S. The drawing will be on Saturday at 4 p.m.

  • Bridgehampton beat Stony Brook 54-36 in the county Class C-D championship game at William Floyd High School on Saturday afternoon.

    The Bees may have gone into the game a little overconfident, according to their coach, Carl Johnson, because two of Stony Brook's best players were benched, including the point guard, who sat out with an injury. Nevertheless, Stony Brook kept up with Bridgehampton in the first half, waiting until the last few seconds on the clock during each possession to get off a shot. The Bees led 19-14 at the half.

  • Harborfields High School defeated the East Hampton High School boys basketball team in the county Class A semifinal game on Friday.

    The second-seeded Tornadoes prevailed 73-58 at home against the third-seeded Bonackers to qualify for the championship game on Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station. 

  • A fire chief responding to an automatic fire alarm call at a house in Bridgehampton on Sunday morning smelled smoke, called for engines to respond, and then discovered flames that firefighters were able to quickly extinguish.

    The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to a house on Job’s Lane, near Pointe Mecox Lane, at about 9:50 a.m. Mark Balserus, the second assistant fire chief, reported a strong smell of smoke at the house and had dispatchers alert the rest of the department about a fire at about 10:10 a.m.

  • Valentine's Day is Saturday, and before you start with the excuse that there's nothing happening in the Hamptons in the dead of winter, take a look at these ideas for spending time with your valentine. Even if you are sans date this year, the weekend's line-up is sure to keep your heart happy.