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  • Amagansett

    A New York man who left a blue canvas bag on an outdoor picnic table at Brent’s on Sept. 17 while he went into the store for a short time, returned to find his wallet missing. Jonathan Papaik told police the brown Coach wallet contained about $400, credit cards, and two gift cards with several hundred dollars on them. The police report was censored, but it appears that the thief used one of the credit cards at the store’s cash register.

  • Registration is under way for the East Hampton School District’s adult education classes, which will start the week of Oct. 7 at the high school, middle school, and East Hampton Indoor Tennis.

    This fall’s offerings range from songwriting and Pilates to tennis and technology classes, all of which will run only with sufficient enrollment. Registration and payment is directly with the instructors.

  • All About Mushrooms

    Is it a plant, an animal, or something else altogether? Tyler Armstrong of the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton will explore the world of mushrooms, a k a fungi, in a program on Sunday for 8 to 12-year-olds. Starting at 10 a.m., kids will learn about how we use fungi and how they grow and reproduce. Then they’ll take a walk behind the museum to look for “the fungus among us.” Advance registration has been requested.

     

    Red Planet Discoveries

  • Robert E. Kalbacher, the founder of Kalbacher’s Auto in Springs, died on July 19 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He was 82. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. He had been in ill health for a few years, his family said.

    Mr. Kalbacher, known as Bob, started his auto repair business in 1964 and expanded it to include storage in 1981. Kalbacher’s Auto, which specializes in imported cars, is now run by his son Robert Kalbacher of East Hampton.

  • Harry Lee Hinson, an interior designer who founded Hinson & Company, a leading wallpaper, textile, and lighting company, died on Sept. 4 at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia Hospital in Manhattan. He was 76.

  • Anthony Mammano, who had his own business making custom cabinetry and doing glasswork, died at Southampton Hospital after a short illness. He was 63 and had recently had several strokes and pneumonia.

    Mr. Mammano, who was known as Tony, was a member of the Living Water Full Gospel Church in Wainscott, where he volunteered to help run the food pantry. He also volunteered his time for fund-raisers for the East Hampton Food Pantry and for the Clamshell Foundation here.

  • Emmett Clarence Bennett, a lifetime resident of Springs and Wainscott, died of Huntington’s disease at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook on Sept. 16. He was 67 and had been ill for years.

    Mr. Bennett graduated from East Hampton High School with the class of 1964 and joined the Air Force two years later, serving as a mechanic for about four years. His roots here went way back. He was born at Southampton Hospital on Oct. 26, 1946, to Clarence Bennett and the former Clara Payne; he was related to the Lester family as well.

  • Barbara Osborn Babinski Meyer, a Wainscott resident whose roots go back to John Osborn, one of the first settlers of the hamlet, died at home surrounded by her family on Aug. 31 after a brief illness. 

    Mrs. Babinski Meyer is in the 10th generation of Osborns who live in the Town of East Hampton. John Osborn, the son of Thomas Osborne, who followed Lion Gardiner here in 1670, dropped the last letter of his surname, according to Hilary Osborn Malecki, the family historian. Twelve generations later, his descendants still live in Wainscott.

  • AMAGANSETT
    Amagansett Estates to Happy Acres Amagansett, 101 Montauk Hwy, .58 acre (vacant), July 23, $700,000.
    Amagansett Estates to Happy Acres Amagansett, 99 Montauk Hwy, 1 acre (vacant), July 23, $1,300,000.
    Amagansett Estates to Happy Acres Amagansett, 93 Montauk Hwy, 1 acre (vacant), July 23, $1,300,000.
    R. and S. Barron to T. and S. Herlihy, 211 Bluff Road, .33 acre, July 30, $527,000.

    BRIDGEHAMPTON
    16 West Pond Drive to N. Soylemez, 38 West Pond Drive, 1.11 acres, July 28, $6,700,000.

    EAST HAMPTON

  • Saturday, September 27
    RUNNING, Hamptons marathon and half-marathon, 8 a.m.; 5K, 8:15, Springs School.
    CROSS-COUNTRY, boys at Ocean State invitational, Brown University; girls at Eastport-South Manor invitational, 8 a.m.
    FOOTBALL, Southampton-Ross junior varsity vs. East Hampton-Bridgehampton-Pierson jayvee, East Hampton High School, 9 a.m.
    GIRLS SOCCER, McGann-Mercy at East Hampton, nonleague, noon.
    RUGBY, Montauk Rugby Club vs. Gotham R.C., Randalls Island, New York City, 1 p.m.

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  • The East Hampton High School boys soccer team defeated Jericho, the three-time defending state Class A champion, 2-1 on Saturday. It was the first time in five meetings that an East Hampton boys team had beaten Jericho.

  • Registered Democrats in East Hampton and easternmost Southampton Town who are wondering where to cast their ballots in the primary for governor and lieutenant governor can find a list here. The polling places are the same as for the general election. Polls are open Tuesday until 9 p.m. If you don't know your polling place, click here to find it.

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  • Suffolk County is holding a photo contest, and County Executive Steve Bellone is asking residents to get involved. 

    All residents have to do is take a picture that depicts why they love calling Suffolk County home and load it to Facebook with the #SuffolkSnapshot. Suggestions include landmarks, tourist attractions, natural resources, and downtowns.

    The contest, Mr. Bellone said, "gives residents a chance to capture that uniqueness and beauty of Suffolk County and share it with their friends and neighbors through Facebook." 

  • School starts next week in East Hampton, but first students — and parents — have orientation meetings.

    On Tuesday night, all parents of East Hampton students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to a workshop on how to access online school resources. Two sessions, one in English in the high school library, and one in Spanish in the auditorium, start at 6 p.m.

    Incoming kindergarteners and their families will have an orientation at the John M. Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

  • Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans. 

    The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information. 

  • This weekend will be the first time that it will be illegal to drink alcoholic beverages during the day at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. 

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.

  • Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.