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    Antoinette S. Barsdis, a retired custodian with the Sag Harbor School District, died on Friday at Southampton Hospital. She was 76. No cause of death was given.


    Marjory Dippel Brown earned a degree as a registered nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City and later received a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Ramapo College of New Jersey. She went on to have a fulfilling 30-year career as a psychiatric nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, N.Y., her family said.

    Ms. Brown, who was born and raised in Sag Harbor and graduated from Pierson High School, died on Feb. 9 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium, Md. She was 75. No cause of death was provided.

    210 Bluff Road L.L.C. to Farrell Holding Co.,, 210 Bluff Road, .74 acre (vacant), Dec. 5, $3,525,000.

    A. and B. Milano to Max Lucy Group L.L.C., 5 Arthur Avenue, .51 acre, Dec. 1, $795,000.

    C. Collet to JL Masonry and Construction, 3 2nd Avenue, .51 acre (vacant), Dec. 22, $360,000.
    R. Hombach to S. Blader and R. Swanson, 7 Founders Lane, .21 acre, Dec. 22, $795,000.
    R. and A. Black to C. and S. Bricker, 15 Grassy Hollow Drive, 2.4 acres, Dec. 18, $1,600,000.

  • Elite Meet

    Erik Engstrom, East Hampton’s first county indoor champion (in the 1,600) since Andrew Forrester won a small schools championship in the 300-meter race in 2004, won the Long Island Elite Meet’s 3,200 race at St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington this past weekend in a personal-record time of 9 minutes and 50.9 seconds, bettering his previous best by 7 seconds.

  • February 1, 1990

    The tiny Bridgehampton High School gym was rocking Friday night as its boys basketball team, the Killer Bees, paced by Bobby Hopson’s 38 points, handed high-flying Southampton its first loss of the season, 84-81.

  • Saturday, February 28
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, county B-C game, Pierson-Bridgehampton vs. Hampton Bays, St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue, 4 p.m.

    Monday, March 2
    BOYS BASKETBALL, county small schools championship game, Farmingdale State College, 5 p.m.

    Tuesday, March 3
    ROLLER HOCKEY, winter season final, Sportime Arena, Amagansett, 7 p.m.

  • Art Donovan, an artist and designer from Southampton, will discuss his book, “The Art of Steampunk,” now in its second edition, on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the East Hampton Library.

    The aesthetic of Steampunk, which first found expression in science fiction and fantasy literature, draws from the technology of the Victorian era. Steampunk artists use gears, goggles, gauges, brass tubing, leather, watch parts, and, in some cases, steam power to create mechanical objects ranging from jewelry to lamps to motorcycles that are fanciful but often functional.

  • The Quotation Game

    Spurred by a not very Long Island-like deep cold and unusual masses of snow — in short, a long winter indoors — your friendly neighborhood bookseller has started a diverting game, a “literary treasure hunt” called SmartyPants. Every day BookHampton will post a quotation on its website and Facebook page, and then the stabs at identification of both it and the book it’s from can begin.

  • The Town of East Hampton Anti-Bias Task Force has invited members of the public to two free movie nights in the coming weeks. Both center on the civil rights movement and will be shown at LTV Studios in Wainscott at 7 p.m.

    At each screening, the winning entries in a short-film contest sponsored by the task force will also be shown.

  • Scott A. Fleischer, who lived part time in Springs for 22 years, died at home in Manhattan on Jan. 31, not Feb. 7, as reported here last week.

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

  • 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.