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  • 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.

  • Anthony A. Trabona, an Army veteran who was among the occupation force in Japan at the conclusion of World War II, died at home on Folkstone Road in Springs last Thursday. He was 96.

    Mr. Trabona had been drafted in about 1943, his family said, and following basic training, was sent to Hawaii and then on to Japan.

    After leaving the Army, he became a self-taught carpenter, living in Deer Park and building houses during the postwar boom. He also worked calibrating aviation electronics and later was the maintenance mechanic for the Babylon School District.

  • A funeral Mass for Irene M. O’Neill of Amagansett will be said on March 28 at 11:30 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton. Mrs. O’Neill died at home on Tuesday. She was 83. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • Richard Alan Ensor, a World War II veteran and actor in East End plays, was a sexton at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton and a vestryman and lay reader at Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor. He died on Jan. 24 at the age of 93. A celebration of his life will be held at Trinity Church in Manhattan on March 21. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • AMAGANSETT
    M. Kernell (by executor) to A. Novack and F. Gonzalez, 34 Scrimshaw Lane, 1.5 acres, Jan. 9, $1,230,000.
    Farrell Holding Co. to R. and L. Gerbino, 3 Old Station Place, Dec. 12, $5,475,000.
    142 Central Ave. L.L.C. to W.H. Stevens Building, 142 Central Avenue, .25 acre, Aug. 15, $1,287,000.

    BRIDGEHAMPTON
    D. and E. North to B. Jakeman, 45 Chester Avenue, .24 acre, Nov. 19, $2,070,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    East Hill Properties to J. Flaherty and A. Tarter, 6 Coronet Lane, .91 acre (vacant), Jan. 9, $415,000.

  • March 1, 1990
    John Conner, the ageless runner from Springs, celebrated his 55th birthday Saturday in Sterling, Ill., by setting a new world indoor mile record for the 55-to-59-year-old group, and by finishing fourth in a heat contested by eight competitors in the 20-to-29 division.

  • Friday, March 13
    BOYS BASKETBALL, New York State southeastern Class D regional playoff game, Westchester-Rockland champion vs. Bridgehampton, Suffolk Community College-Selden, 5 p.m.

    Wednesday, March 18
    GIRLS LACROSSE, East Hampton-Bridgehampton-Pierson at Mattituck-Greenport-Southold, Cutchogue West administrative office, scrimmage, 4:30 p.m.

  • Long Island Grown II: Food and Beverage Artisans at Work, the Peconic Land Trust’s spring lecture series, will continue on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton with “The Appetizer,” a discussion featuring three of the East End’s producers.

    The participants will be Brendan Davison, owner and operator of Good Water Farms, an organic microgreen farm in East Hampton; Carissa Waechter, the owner of Carissa’s Breads and co-founder of the Amagansett Food Institute, and Jeri Woodhouse, founder of A Taste of the North Fork.

  • The second annual Robert Dash Garden Design Lecture will take place at a private club in New York City on Monday at 6 p.m. Peter Wirtz, a Belgium-based landscape architect and C.E.O. of Wirtz International, will speak about the importance of horticultural knowledge in garden design.

    Mr. Wirtz’s company, founded by Jacques Wirtz in 1948, has been in the forefront of garden design for almost six decades, creating public, private, and corporate gardens throughout Europe, the United States, Israel, and Japan.

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