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  • Amagansett
    The new front door of a Napeague Lane house had damage consistent with an attempted break-in, according to the caretaker, Orly Friedman. Ms. Friedman told police the attempt was unsuccessful. She watches other Beach Hampton houses, she said, and has not seen any similar damage. The door was valued at $500

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  • Folk Dances and Music
        An international cultural celebration at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Sunday will bring traditional folk dances and music to the museum from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Along with a taste of other cultures, families will have a chance to tour the museum and take part in art workshops throughout the afternoon. The event is free and reservations are not necessary.

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  •     Kurt Kahofer of Wainscott, a maitre d’ at Herb McCarthy’s Bowden Square, which in its day was one of Southampton’s most popular restaurants, and a fixture for 35 years at the “21” Club in New York City, died at the age of 80 on Jan. 28 in Florida. His death was unexpected and the cause had not yet been determined, his family said this week.

  •     Louis C. McDonald, who retired from a career in distribution and freight management to live in Montauk and fish aboard his boat, the Hattaduit, died on Tuesday at home on Old West Lake Drive. He was 77 and had lung cancer, his family said.

  •     Richard L. Sharpe, a part-time Amagansett resident who had a long career on the business side of the radio industry, died on Jan. 1 in Locust Valley, where he also had a house. He was 72. The cause was a heart attack, his family said.
        Mr. Sharpe began his career as an advertising salesman before moving into national sales for large radio groups. He later ran a New York City radio representation company.

  •     Diane Wolkstein, a summer visitor to Springs and world-renowned storyteller, died in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, last Thursday following emergency heart surgery. She was 70.

  •     Allen Hovey Good, who spent the last 14 summers on Old Orchard Lane in East Hampton, died on Jan. 21 in Naples, Fla., after a short illness. He was 82.
        Mr. Good was born in Newton, Mass., on July 5, 1930, to Herbert and Elizabeth Good. After graduating from high school in Newton, he served in the Army for a year before attending the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1954.

  •     Brandon Burns Stewart, who found East Hampton a vital extension of his life in the Manhattan art world, died of cancer on Nov. 2 in New York City. He had been sick for two months. He was 58.
        Born in Manhattan, his parents, Jack and Margo Stewart, were both artists, as well as activists for artists. Growing up surrounded by art and artists, he ended up making it his life’s work.

  • AMAGANSETT
    P. Campion to M. and R. Byrne, 212 Fresh Pond Road, .33 acre, Nov. 27, $2,401,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    T. Miller to M. Nuti, 36 Oak View Highway, 1.02 acres, Nov. 20, $535,000.
    19 Indian Hill Road to N. Gottesman, 19 Indian Hill Lane, .14 acre, Dec. 20, $1,340,000.
    J. and C. Hren to 95 Skimhampton L.L.C., 95 Skimhampton Road, Dec. 13, $1,800,000.
    M. and D. Derrig to 12 Wireless Road L.L.C., 12 Wireless Road, .52 acre, Dec. 10, $2,900,000.

  • Heine Qualifies
        Kevin Heine, a 185-pound Pierson senior who competes at 220 pounds for the East Hampton High School wrestling team, qualified for the county tournament as the result of his third-place finish in the league tourney at Westhampton Beach High School Saturday.
        Heine, who plans to attend the Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Cape Cod in the fall, pinned his consolation-round opponent, Amityville’s Joseph Torres, midway through the second period.

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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.