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The inch or so of rain we had on Saturday and Sunday morning really greened up the open spaces. It was readily apparent on driving around the outback areas of Southampton and East Hampton on Monday. The vegetation had been getting thirsty. Its thirst was thusly quenched.
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William A. Praetorius, a former Manhattan and Amagansett resident who worked in real estate and earlier in a variety of high-level corporate positions in direct-to-physician pharmaceutical advertising, died on June 23 in Bennington, Vt., of pneumonia, his family said.
Leslie Ann Mandel-Herzog of Wainscott and New York City, an investment adviser who developed what was at one time the largest private mailing list in the country, which was known as the Rich List, died at Southampton Hospital on June 23 of complications related to kidney stones.
Margaret Becker, an active community volunteer who with her husband established the Becker Home Center, a Montauk hardware store, died on Monday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton.