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  • Andrew MacNiven, 24, who had been living in Bethlehem, Pa., following his graduation two years ago from DeSales University, where he had been a versatile member of its varsity track teams, died Saturday.

    His uncle, Tom MacNiven, of East Hampton, said a memorial service will be held at Amagansett’s Indian Wells Beach in the spring.

    A full obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • East Hampton firefighters were called to an oceanfront West End Road house on Wednesday afternoon after a report of a fire. When the first fire officials arrived on the scene at about 2:40, flames were reportedly coming through the roof.
    J. Toes and J. Padala-Toes to J. and M. Fruin, 18 Dennistoun Drive, Jan. 12, $1,275,000.
    Hand Lane L.L.C. to P. and L. Utsch, 67 Hand Lane, .48 acre, Jan. 20, $4,850,000.
    H. Lorin to K. Cram and I. Pappas, 55 Surf Drive, Dec. 16, $2,900,000.

    130 PD L.L.C. to M. and S. Gordon, 130 Pheasant Drive, 1.73 acres, Dec. 18, $1,800,000.
    M. Davis to 130 Mid Ocean Drive, 130 Mid Ocean Drive, 1.4 acres, Jan. 15, $10,000,000.


  • Girls Can Play

    Adam Wilson, the East Hampton Little League organization’s president, said this week, in response to a rumor that girls were being discouraged from playing baseball here, that a mother’s concerns posted on Facebook had resulted from “a misunderstanding.”

  • Friday, March 20
    BOYS BASKETBALL, New York State Class D boys basketball semifinal, Moriah vs. Bridgehampton, Glens Falls Civic Center, 11:45 a.m.
    BASEBALL, Hampton Bays at East Hampton, scrimmage, 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday, March 21
    BOYS BASKETBALL, New York State Class D boys basketball championship game, International Prep at Grover/New York Mills winner vs. Bridgehampton/Moriah winner, Glens Falls Civic Center, 5:30 p.m.

    Monday, March 23

  • “The Sea Is All I Know,” a 29-minute film directed by Jordan Bayne and starring the Oscar winner Melissa Leo, has signed an international distribution deal with IndieFlix and is available for viewing on and Amazon Fire TV.

  • Bay Street Theater will hold equity principal local auditions on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for its 2015 Mainstage productions, “The New Sincerity,” “Other People’s Money,” and “Grey Gardens: The Musical,” as well as for its fall production, “Of Mice and Men.”

  • The Bridgehampton Museum’s Parlor Jazz series resumes Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by Ada Rovatti, a jazz saxophonist, composer, and arranger. The program, “Colori di Primavera,” will be hosted by Jane Hastay, a pianist, and Peter Martin Weiss, a bassist.

  • A Poetry Tete-a-Tete

    “Baseball is portrayed in these radiant new poems by Jill Bialosky as a ‘fierce and feral’ rite of passage in which we’re all held hostage to the always surprising vicissitudes of time and change.” So says Philip Schultz, the East Hampton poet and Pulitzer Prize winner, in a blurb on the back of Ms. Bialosky’s new collection, “The Players,” thus hinting at a subject the two might take up in their conversation Saturday at 5 p.m. at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor.

  • Two East Hampton men recently convicted of driving while intoxicated were arrested again last week on the same charge.

    Edwin M. Uzhca-Chafla, 27, was arrested shortly before midnight on Saturday. East Hampton Town police said he ran his 2011 Toyota into a tree on Three Mile Harbor Road near his residence, then walked away from the scene. When officers located him, according to the report, he admitted that he had been driving the car and that he had been drinking.

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  • The young dancers of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School presented their spring ballet this weekend at Guild Hall's John Drew Theater in East Hampton.
  • 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.