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  •    Karen Kluglein’s pleasant life fell apart in the year 2000, when her husband, a landscape contractor working with big-name East End architects, died suddenly at the age of 44, leaving her with a 4-year-old daughter, a mile-high stack of medical bills, and a career that had started going south just around the time the child was born.

  • Any day now, with the scut work over and a vast pile of 1950s rubble trucked away, they’ll be bringing in a load of steel support beams, and the enormous task of turning the falling-down shell of Thomas Moran’s East Hampton Village house back into the eccentric showplace it used to be will get under way for real.
  •     Good news was the order of the day at the 91st annual meeting of the East Hampton Historical Society, held recently at Clinton Academy.

  • Planners critique Gansett baby-boomer development
  •     Eugene Wolsk, a producer of Broadway and Off Broadway shows, general manager in the 1970s of the New York Shakespeare Festival, and devoted man about Montauk, died last Thursday at 84.

  •     “Jack redoes it every three weeks,” said Theresa Davis, the manager of INstore, the museum shop at Jack Lenor Larsen’s LongHouse Reserve. “In three weeks, you won’t see any of this.”

  • The final piece of a puzzle complicated by warring factions and an acrimonious lawsuit fell into place last Thursday, when an overwhelming number of time-share owners voted to accept an offer from 290 Old Montauk Associates, a corporation headed by a New Jersey developer who invests in distressed real estate with an eye to turning it around and reselling it.
  •     Raphael David Silver of East Hampton and New York City, a real estate developer and the producer of such films as “Hester Street” and “Crossing Delancey,” died at a hospital in Salt Lake City on March 4, two days after a skiing accident in Deer Valley, Utah. He was 83.

  •     We were stopped in traffic on the way to Sag Harbor a few weeks ago when a car pulled up alongside.
        “Hey,” the driver shouted. “Do you want to sell that car?”
        “I might,” I said, startled. Actually I’d been thinking on and off for a year or so of selling my much-loved little Recreational Action Vehicle (longspeak for the Toyota RAV4).
        “What year is it?” he wanted to know.

  •    After eight childhood summers at her famous parents’ house in East Hampton, the Broadway lyricist Amanda Green went off to Camp Chimney Corners in Massachusetts, where she was homesick every single day.
        “I would write home and say, ‘Come get me!’ ” she said. “But after I was cast as Maria [in ‘West Side Story’], that was the last time they heard from me.”

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