Robert Joseph Croghan was a man of intellectual curiosity who mastered a variety of professions, his family said, from biomedical technician to artist’s assistant. A talented carpenter, he was the principal of an East Hampton contracting business established in 2003.
Mr. Croghan, who lived for 13 years in East Hampton and spent summers in Sag Harbor as a teenager, died on Feb. 13 following an automobile accident in Aquebogue, where he had been living since January. He was 52.
David G. Bennett, an Amagansett native and a retired Navy captain, died in Eugene, Ore., on Feb. 11 of complications of a stroke he had had a week earlier. He was 79.
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.