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  • Deadline for Scribes

    Hot, crowded July may seem far off, what with a winter for the ages upon us, but March 1 is not. That’s the scholarship deadline for this year’s Southampton Writers Conference, sponsored by the M.F.A. program in creative writing and literature at Stony Brook Southampton and running from July 8 to 19.

  • Busy During the Break

  • Scott A. Fleischer, a vice president of marketing at Panavision New York who was respected in the film industry, died in his sleep at home in Manhattan on Jan. 31, his family said. No cause of death was provided. He was 67.

    “Scott was passionate about family and the film industry, but equally as passionate about East Hampton,” his family said in a statement. He owned a house on Between Lane in Springs for 22 years. “He felt truly at home on the beach before the ocean with a fishing pole in hand.”

  • Robert T. Olson, a World War II veteran, lover of art, literature, and jazz, and a former president of the Duck Creek neighborhood association, died at his Squaw Road, East Hampton, residence on Feb. 3 following a heart attack. He was 93.

    Mr. Olson purchased waterfront property on Squaw Road in 1950 and in 1956 built a house so he could live on the water and keep a sailboat there. In 1970, he built a house for his parents next door.

  • East Hampton

    A worker at East Hampton High School told police his surfboard had been stolen from the bed of his pickup truck, parked in the school’s rear custodial lot, during Saturday’s wrestling tournament. Devon Grishom described the board as custom made, 5 feet 8 inches long.


  • Bonnie Lee Cullum, who was the office manager at Robert E. Otto Glass in Wainscott for 33 years, died at Wilson Regional Medical Center in Johnson City, N.Y., on Feb. 4 at the age of 71. She had cancer and been ill for a long time, her family said.

    A 1961 graduate of East Hampton High School, Ms. Cullum worked briefly as an operator for Bell Telephone before joining Otto Glass. She also worked as a secretary at Hampton Tank Gas Services in Bridgehampton for eight years, retiring in 2006.

  • Faye D. Maxey, a retired East Hampton Village dispatcher, died at South­ampton Hospital on Jan. 23. She was 66. No cause of death was provided.

    After graduating from East Hampton High School, Ms. Maxey joined the Navy during the Vietnam War. She lived in Maine for a few years after her military service and then moved back to East Hampton.

    In addition to dispatcher, she had been a member of the East Hampton Village Ambulance Association, a special police officer for the village, and a volunteer with the East Hampton Fire Department.

  • Michelle and Mark Sucsy of East Hampton have announced the engagement of their daughter Marielle Soleil Sucsy to John Herbert Ingram Jr.

    Mr. Ingram is the son of John H. Ingram of Olivebridge, N.Y., and the late Yolanda Dale Greene.

    The couple met at the State University at Cobleskill. She attended Delaware Valley College before transferring to earn a bachelor of technology degree in large-animal science. Mr. Ingram has a degree in agricultural engineering from Cobleskill. They both live and work in East Hampton.

  • A celebration of the life of Jerry Ruschmeyer, a former Montauk sportfishing captain who died on Jan. 24, will take place at Hungry Harry’s BBQ Lakehouse in Land O’ Lakes, Fla., on Feb. 21, not Feb. 25, as had been reported in an obituary for him last week.

  • Antoinette D’Angelo, a longtime resident of Sag Harbor and North Haven who once ran Sag Harbor’s Emporium Hardware Store with her husband, was a true Rosie the Riveter, joining the war effort by helping manufacture planes for the Navy at the Grumman plant in Bethpage after the United States entered World War II.

    She died on Sunday at the Westhampton Care Center after a brief illness. She was 92.

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  • Friday is the final day of the WPPB spring pledge drive, and the sole National Public Radio-affiliated station based on Long Island has taken to YouTube to extend its pitch. Geir Magnusson, a videomaker and commercial photographer, prepared the short spot, which features a number of the WPPB hosts.

  • For the first time in 16 years, the Bridgehampton boys are heading back to Glens Falls for a chance at a state basketball championship. 

    The Bees easily won the New York State southeastern Class D regional game, pouncing on Livingston Manor, from Sullivan County, 60-39 Friday evening at Suffolk Community College in Selden. 

  • The annual Empty Bowls event benefiting the Springs Seedlings Project happens on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion. Guests who have been invited to bring their own bowls, large or small, can sampele soups prepared by 28 chefs. Bowls will be provided by those arriving without one. Guests can take soups to go as well. 

    The event also includes raffles and baked goods. Admission is $12, $5 for children 13 and under. Kids under 5 will be admitted free. 

  • The annual fund-raiser for the Kendall Madison Foundation happens Friday night at 8 at the Stephen Talkhouse. The $20 donation funds the Kendall Madison Scholarship Fund, established in 1995 in memory of a popular student athlete who died that year at the age of 21. 

    In addition to the scholarship, the foundation provides financial assistance to those in need and helps to fund the Kendall Madison Fitness Center at East Hampton High School. 

  • With a winter storm warning in effect for the East End through Thursday evening, many are keeping their doors closed for the day.

  • The Bargain Box and Bargain Books, the thrift shops at the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, will reopen on Tuesday at 10 a.m. after a monthlong hiatus. 

    The shops, all gussied up for spring, will celebrate the season ahead with a raffle this week. When a customer makes a purchase, he or she will be entered in a raffle for a $50 voucher for a future shopping spree at the L.V.I.S. The drawing will be on Saturday at 4 p.m.

  • 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.