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    Ruth E. McDonald, an Amagansett native and descendent of the Fithian family of East Hampton, died on May 25 in Boynton Beach, Fla., following a brief illness. She was 84.     One of 10 children, Mrs. McDonald was...
    James DelGrosso, a painter of landscapes, still lifes, and portraits who lived on Fireplace Road in Springs for 27 years, died at home on Friday of complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease,...
    Franka Jones, a fine arts consultant and editor for art publications who was a member of the inner circle of Springs artists and art critics during the 1960s, died on Saturday at her East Hampton residence. A long-time resident of...
    James Michael McHale died on Saturday at Stony Brook University Hospital after a brief illness. The cause was heart failure, said Tracy McHale, his wife. Mr. McHale was 46 and had lived in East Hampton for more than 20 years.
    Visting hours for Helen Horn, 75, a Sag Harbor resident who died on Sunday, will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. A funeral Mass for her will be said tomorrow at St. Andrew...
    The family of the late Miriam L. Brooks of East Hampton has announced a July 20 memorial service for her to be held at the Methodist Church on Pantigo Road in East Hampton at 10 a.m. A reception will follow. All will be welcomed...
    Peter C. Durst of Maidstone Park, East Hampton, and Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., died on Saturday. He was 59. A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced. An obituary will appear in a future issue.  
    The Rev. Peter Larsen will officiate at a memorial service for Lysbet Elting Rogers at St. Andrew’s Dune Church on Gin Lane in Southampton on Saturday at 2 p.m. Ms. Rogers, who was known as Bumpy, died on March 7.  ...
   It was rather exhilarating to see some 600 fifth through eighth graders dash across Main Street one morning last week on their irrepressible way toward the Main Beach pavilion some three miles away.
   Sunday afternoon, after having kept the kids cooped up in the house for the preceding 24 hours or more, it was time to get them out for some air. Lisa took our eldest off in one direction, and I loaded the other two into my truck for...
   Let us now praise all things good about Memorial Day weekend. It goes without saying that those who live here year round usually stagger away from the first onslaught of the season complaining: “Oh my God,” or, “Help...
Dear significant-others of the comb over guys,     I know you are suffering, and I am here to help. Trim this part off and leave the rest of this article around the house for the gents to see in the sanctity of the room where they do...

   My mother just sent me a birthday card with the five volumes of “Origins of the Past,” the series on local history that recently had its latest installment published. Her note on the card: “I think that your heritage...