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Look Ahead, Writers     February on eastern Long Island. It can seem like the calendar’s equivalent of 3 a.m., when nothing good happens, not even snow. But using the down time to plan for better days — how about July...

New York State LaValle Tapped for Library Committee     State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, who represents New York’s First District, has been named to the newly formed Senate Select Committee on Libraries. The committee is...

Joseph V. Kuch, a Bridgehampton native who became a civil engineer, died at home in Beach Haven, N.J., on Feb. 1. He was 74.
    Out this week in paperback, Helen Schulman’s “This Beautiful Life” is a highly contemporary tale of woe. The novel looks at how a family manages and fails to manage in the grip of a thoroughly distressing...

Richard Worthington, who grew up in East Hampton and taught elementary school in the upstate town of Greenwich for 30 years, died Sunday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy, N.Y., following a short illness. He was 75.

Robert Fredrick Anderson, a bus driver for the Amagansett School District and a longtime East Hampton fireman, died on Monday at Stony Brook University Medical Center. The cause was cardiac arrest, the family said. He was 69.
   How is the civilized world going to survive without books you can hold in your hand?     Will a subgroup of educated elite stick with bound paper copies, even though the same texts are available electronically?...
   Rusty Drumm wrote recently in the praise of fish and fishermen, likening their tales to love sonnets, and to Shakespeare’s “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day . . .” in particular.     It...
   Since I’m having surgery on that part of my leg that I promised in my last column I would never write about again on the morning after Valentine’s Day, it’s a sure bet that my husband and I will be spending Valentine...