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  • Jerry Seinfeld was spotted at Babette's restaurant in East Hampton Village on Monday.
  • Amagansett

    An employee of the Stephen Talkhouse, Brendon Gabbard, was “escorting” two men out of the bar on July 26 when, police reported, a third man punched him on the back of the head, ran out of the building, headed west on Main Street, and jumped into a black sedan, driving away.

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  • Children’s Fair

    The East Hampton Library’s annual children’s fair, a free event with carnival rides, games, a children’s book fair, crafts, performers, and more, will take place Sunday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Gardiner Farm on East Hampton’s James Lane.

     

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  • A vote on a law that would subject chain stores to additional scrutiny by the East Hampton Town Planning Board is to take place in the coming weeks.
  • James Weber, a lifelong resident of East Hampton and member of the Sons of the American Legion, died of an undetermined cause on July 20. Mr. Weber was three days shy of his 45th birthday.

    “In the tradition of most Bonackers, Jim was an avid fisherman and a clammer,” wrote his sister, Barbara Young of Hampton Bays. Some of his favorite places, she wrote, were Northwest Dock for fishing and, for clamming, the former site of Camp St. Regis in Northwest Woods.

  • Lee Hillard Levy of East Hampton died at Southampton Hospital on July 22 after a brief illness, at the age of 91. His spouse and partner of nearly 40 years, Charles Millevoi, his two sons, Mark and Jeff Levy of California, and three of his four grandchildren were at his side.

    Mr. Levy was a fashion designer and business owner whose designs for men’s and women’s outerwear were manufactured under the label Lee Levy Designs toward the end of his career.

  • Karen L. Heaney, a co-founder with her late husband, Dennis Heaney, of East Hampton Electric, died on Aug. 4 in Florida after an illness. She was 70.

  • Hedwig Lucas, who began vacationing in Montauk in 1960 and became a full-time resident in 1997, died on July 27 at her Ditch Plain residence. Known to her friends as Heddy, she was 101 years old.

    Her only child, Joseph Lukas of Montauk, said the family used to come to the hamlet every summer. “They stayed at Deep Hollow Ranch for many, many years,” and also camped at Hither Hills State Park. His mother “loved to walk around the Lighthouse,” he said.

  • Tibor Klein, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor and seasonal Montauk resident who kept a boat at Navy Road there for many years, died yesterday at Chilton Hospital in Pompton Plains, N.J. Known as Teddy, he was 82 and had suffered from heart disease for many years.

    Mr. Klein loved fishing, both from the beach and from his boat, and was proud of a trophy he earned for a striped bass he caught while surfcasting. He enjoyed fixing things and giving new life to items he found at the Montauk recycling center. He also enjoyed growing vegetables, cooking, and entertaining.

  •     James Thomason died on Monday at home in Sag Harbor. He was 66 and the owner of the Morris Studio, a photo lab in Southampton. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

     

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  • The East Hampton High School boys soccer team defeated Jericho, the three-time defending state Class A champion, 2-1 on Saturday. It was the first time in five meetings that an East Hampton boys team had beaten Jericho.

  • Registered Democrats in East Hampton and easternmost Southampton Town who are wondering where to cast their ballots in the primary for governor and lieutenant governor can find a list here. The polling places are the same as for the general election. Polls are open Tuesday until 9 p.m. If you don't know your polling place, click here to find it.

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  • Suffolk County is holding a photo contest, and County Executive Steve Bellone is asking residents to get involved. 

    All residents have to do is take a picture that depicts why they love calling Suffolk County home and load it to Facebook with the #SuffolkSnapshot. Suggestions include landmarks, tourist attractions, natural resources, and downtowns.

    The contest, Mr. Bellone said, "gives residents a chance to capture that uniqueness and beauty of Suffolk County and share it with their friends and neighbors through Facebook." 

  • School starts next week in East Hampton, but first students — and parents — have orientation meetings.

    On Tuesday night, all parents of East Hampton students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to a workshop on how to access online school resources. Two sessions, one in English in the high school library, and one in Spanish in the auditorium, start at 6 p.m.

    Incoming kindergarteners and their families will have an orientation at the John M. Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

  • Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans. 

    The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information. 

  • This weekend will be the first time that it will be illegal to drink alcoholic beverages during the day at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. 

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.

  • Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.