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  • February 1, 1990

    The tiny Bridgehampton High School gym was rocking Friday night as its boys basketball team, the Killer Bees, paced by Bobby Hopson’s 38 points, handed high-flying Southampton its first loss of the season, 84-81.

  • Saturday, February 28
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, county B-C game, Pierson-Bridgehampton vs. Hampton Bays, St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue, 4 p.m.

    Monday, March 2
    BOYS BASKETBALL, county small schools championship game, Farmingdale State College, 5 p.m.

    Tuesday, March 3
    ROLLER HOCKEY, winter season final, Sportime Arena, Amagansett, 7 p.m.

  • Art Donovan, an artist and designer from Southampton, will discuss his book, “The Art of Steampunk,” now in its second edition, on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the East Hampton Library.

    The aesthetic of Steampunk, which first found expression in science fiction and fantasy literature, draws from the technology of the Victorian era. Steampunk artists use gears, goggles, gauges, brass tubing, leather, watch parts, and, in some cases, steam power to create mechanical objects ranging from jewelry to lamps to motorcycles that are fanciful but often functional.

  • The Quotation Game

    Spurred by a not very Long Island-like deep cold and unusual masses of snow — in short, a long winter indoors — your friendly neighborhood bookseller has started a diverting game, a “literary treasure hunt” called SmartyPants. Every day BookHampton will post a quotation on its website and Facebook page, and then the stabs at identification of both it and the book it’s from can begin.

  • The Town of East Hampton Anti-Bias Task Force has invited members of the public to two free movie nights in the coming weeks. Both center on the civil rights movement and will be shown at LTV Studios in Wainscott at 7 p.m.

    At each screening, the winning entries in a short-film contest sponsored by the task force will also be shown.

  • Scott A. Fleischer, who lived part time in Springs for 22 years, died at home in Manhattan on Jan. 31, not Feb. 7, as reported here last week.

  • Thomas Patrick Boyle, a musician, songwriter, and nature photographer who worked at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton for 30 years, died on Feb. 10 at the home of two close friends, Fran and Frank (Bucky) Silipo, in Springs, where he had lived for the last five months. He was 64 and had cystic fibrosis his entire life.

    A professional guitarist and singer, he played with local bands like Me and the Boys, the Frank Brothers Band, and TomKat Duo, and with the well-known band Hot Wax band during the 1980s and ’90s.

  • East Hampton

    Melvyn Aarons, 77, called police last week after Bank of America told him someone had attempted to open an account from a computer in Islip using his Social Security number. The potential thief, however, entered an old address for Mr. Aarons, which led the bank to decline the application and begin an investigation. Mr. Aarons was told to contact the Federal Trade Commission and Equifax, the credit-reporting agency.

    M. Araiz to 266 Main Street Amagansett, 266 Main Street, .31 acre, Dec. 16, $950,000.

    R. and B. Stone to S. Michaan, 699 Butter Lane, .93 acre, Dec. 8, $1,935,000.
    T. Boyd and C. Losee to R. Jaber, 373 Woodland Drive, .48 acre, Dec. 10, $760,000.
    P. and P. Noble to L. Monaco-Etheridge, 4 Arthur Avenue, .59 acre, Dec. 16, $810,000.
    A. Tuff to A. Bowker, 31 Sunrise Avenue, .31 acre, Dec. 22, $1,750,000.


  • Friday, February 20
    BOYS BASKETBALL, county Class A bracket, East Hampton-Islip winner vs. Harborfields-Amityville winner, site of the higher seed, time yet to be determined.

    Saturday, February 21
    BOYS BASKETBALL, county Class C-D game, Stony Brook vs. Bridgehampton, noon, and county Class B championship game, Southampton-Center Moriches winner vs. Babylon, 3, William Floyd High School, Mastic.

    Tuesday, February 24

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  • Bridgehampton beat Stony Brook 54-36 in the county Class C-D championship game at William Floyd High School on Saturday afternoon.

    The Bees may have gone into the game a little overconfident, according to their coach, Carl Johnson, because two of Stony Brook's best players were benched, including the point guard, who sat out with an injury. Nevertheless, Stony Brook kept up with Bridgehampton in the first half, waiting until the last few seconds on the clock during each possession to get off a shot. The Bees led 19-14 at the half.

  • Harborfields High School defeated the East Hampton High School boys basketball team in the county Class A semifinal game on Friday.

    The second-seeded Tornadoes prevailed 73-58 at home against the third-seeded Bonackers to qualify for the championship game on Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station. 

  • A fire chief responding to an automatic fire alarm call at a house in Bridgehampton on Sunday morning smelled smoke, called for engines to respond, and then discovered flames that firefighters were able to quickly extinguish.

    The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to a house on Job’s Lane, near Pointe Mecox Lane, at about 9:50 a.m. Mark Balserus, the second assistant fire chief, reported a strong smell of smoke at the house and had dispatchers alert the rest of the department about a fire at about 10:10 a.m.

  • Valentine's Day is Saturday, and before you start with the excuse that there's nothing happening in the Hamptons in the dead of winter, take a look at these ideas for spending time with your valentine. Even if you are sans date this year, the weekend's line-up is sure to keep your heart happy.

  • A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until Tuesday morning at 6, according to the National Weather Service. Officials in East Hampton and Southampton Towns are warning residents that travel could be hazardous due to snow and ice accumulations and reduced visibilities. 

  • The Artists Alliance of East Hampton announced Friday that its members exhibit this weekend at Ashawagh Hall in Springs has been canceled due to the weather forecast. The Winter 2015 show has been moved to March 7 and 8. The alliance said on its Facebook page that it would make more announcements as the new date approaches.

  • The start time for the East Hampton High School boys basketball game Thursday afternoon at Bayport-Blue Point, where they need a win for a share of the League VI title, has been switched from 4:3o to 4 p.m.

    The Bonackers will look for their 10th straight win when they take on the Phantoms. East Hampton defeated Elwood-John Glenn at home Wednesday night, 84 to 49. They shot 66 percent from the 3-point line and 70 percent from the floor, according to Jack Graves, The Star's sports editor.

  • Josh Lamison, a Bridgehampton High School junior, scored his 1,000th point as a Killer Bee in a home game against Stony Brook Tuesday night.

    Lamison, a junior who has been a Killer Bee since the eighth grade, is a strong inside player, according to Jack Graves, The Star's sports editor. Lamison needed only 4 points to reach the milestone basket in the second quarter Tuesday night at the Hive. 

    Game action was stopped so he could savor the moment. His parents joined him on the court for pictures. 

  • The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt canceled its full "snow moon" hike Tuesday night, opting instead for a full "worm moon" hike next month. The deep snow and ice made it too dangerous to trek out into the Vineyard Field trail for the moonlit walk. Co-sponsored by the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, the leisurely paced hike is now slated for March 5 at 7:30 p.m.

  • The inclement weather and icy roads forecasted for Tuesday morning has caused some rescheduling at Town Hall.