Frances O’Brien, an affordable-housing advocate and lifelong civic activist both on the South Fork and in New York City, died at her East Hampton residence on Feb. 28. She was 96, and had been in failing health for some time.
“Frances was famous for keeping politicians on their toes, never letting anyone forget about the needs of seniors or the poor,” her family said. She wrote many letters on those topics and others to The East Hampton Star.
Student Arts Festival, Part II
Younger artists had their time in the spotlight and now it’s high school students’ turn. The second part of Guild Hall’s Student Arts Festival will open on Saturday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. It will remain on view through April 19, with after-school hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
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.