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  • Stony Brook doctors were unable to save a girl who was hit by a vehicle on Route 27 in East Hampton Village Saturday afternoon. Police have not released the victim's name.
  • Fab Dads

        At the East Hampton and Amagansett Libraries this week, kids can enjoy a little art along with their books. A Surrealist-inspired program at the East Hampton Library tomorrow from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. will have kids 4 and older swirling and folding to create a paint surprise. Then on Wednesday, the same age group can listen to a summer story and let their summer dreams loose during a craft session. The program runs from 4 to 5 p.m. Adults must accompany the young ones.

  •     An East Hampton Town police undercover operation Friday to root out sellers of alcoholic beverages who sell, knowingly or unknowingly, to minors, resulted in five arrests.

        “For the most part, there is compliance to the law,” Detective Lt. Chris Anderson said Tuesday about local merchants.

  • East Hampton

    Kathryn Perry of Atlantic Street told police that she had applied for a job in early May and received an e-mail that she thought was confirming her employment. It was followed by an e-mail asking for personal information. She responded but was suspicious, and when she received a request via e-mail to do a series of bank transactions, she contacted police. The East Hampton Town Police looked into the sender of the e-mails and discovered an apparent pattern of fraudulent transactions.

  •     Mina M. Kennedy, “the last of the line of an amazing generation in our family,” her daughter Patti Tuths recalled, died on June 4 at home in East Hampton after a brief illness. She was 96.
        Mrs. Kennedy, her daughter said, “was about family and friends. She had great faith and was the strongest person I ever knew. She kept us all close.”

  •     Mary-Anne Szabaga, who taught Spanish at Junior High School 141 in Astoria, Queens, for 31 years before retiring to Montauk, died on May 30 at Southampton Hospital after a brief illness. She was 70.
        Born in Astoria on Aug. 22, 1942, to Stephen Szabaga and the former Julia Opys, Ms. Szabaga graduated from Queens College in 1964, after which she spent weeks touring Europe with her best friend, Norma Giorgetti. An avid traveler, she spent many vacations and sabbaticals throughout her career exploring the world.

  •     Joan B. Ruffins, who started summering at Nineva Beach in Sag Harbor in 1961 and moved there for good in 1992, died of complications from lung cancer on May 31 at Stony Brook University Hospital. She was 81 and had been diagnosed in the fall of last year.

  •     Catherine McNally McByrne, a longtime resident of Montauk, died on June 3 following a long illness.
        Mrs. McByrne was born Feb. 21 in Manhattan to Patrick McNally and the former Anna McCafferty. She did not like to tell her age and her family declined to provide it. She grew up in the Bronx and attended the Thorpe Secretarial School.

  •     A graveside service will be held at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton at 1 p.m. on Saturday for Alice and Henry Mund, longtime residents of East Hampton. Ms. Mund died on March 10 at the age of 84; her husband died on May 5. He was 87.
        The service will be immediately followed by an afternoon tea at the Ladies Village Improvement Society on Main Street in East Hampton, for which Ms. Mund was a volunteer. A happy hour in honor of Mr. Mund will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor.

  •     Word has been received of the death in Great Barrington, Mass., on Friday of Miriam Ungerer, a longtime resident of Sag Harbor and North Haven and a cookbook author who wrote “Long Island Larder,” a column about food for The East Hampton Star for decades. 
        Ms. Ungerer, who was 84, suffered a stroke on June 4 after preparing a favorite dish of mussels in her home kitchen, one of her daughters, Shelly Strandquest of Hillsdale, N.Y., said. A full obituary will appear in a future issue.
     

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  • 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.

  • Valentine's Day is Saturday, and before you start with the excuse that there's nothing happening in the Hamptons in the dead of winter, take a look at these ideas for spending time with your valentine. Even if you are sans date this year, the weekend's line-up is sure to keep your heart happy.

  • A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until Tuesday morning at 6, according to the National Weather Service. Officials in East Hampton and Southampton Towns are warning residents that travel could be hazardous due to snow and ice accumulations and reduced visibilities. 

  • The Artists Alliance of East Hampton announced Friday that its members exhibit this weekend at Ashawagh Hall in Springs has been canceled due to the weather forecast. The Winter 2015 show has been moved to March 7 and 8. The alliance said on its Facebook page that it would make more announcements as the new date approaches.

  • The start time for the East Hampton High School boys basketball game Thursday afternoon at Bayport-Blue Point, where they need a win for a share of the League VI title, has been switched from 4:3o to 4 p.m.

    The Bonackers will look for their 10th straight win when they take on the Phantoms. East Hampton defeated Elwood-John Glenn at home Wednesday night, 84 to 49. They shot 66 percent from the 3-point line and 70 percent from the floor, according to Jack Graves, The Star's sports editor.

  • Josh Lamison, a Bridgehampton High School junior, scored his 1,000th point as a Killer Bee in a home game against Stony Brook Tuesday night.

    Lamison, a junior who has been a Killer Bee since the eighth grade, is a strong inside player, according to Jack Graves, The Star's sports editor. Lamison needed only 4 points to reach the milestone basket in the second quarter Tuesday night at the Hive. 

    Game action was stopped so he could savor the moment. His parents joined him on the court for pictures. 

  • The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt canceled its full "snow moon" hike Tuesday night, opting instead for a full "worm moon" hike next month. The deep snow and ice made it too dangerous to trek out into the Vineyard Field trail for the moonlit walk. Co-sponsored by the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, the leisurely paced hike is now slated for March 5 at 7:30 p.m.

  • The inclement weather and icy roads forecasted for Tuesday morning has caused some rescheduling at Town Hall.