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  • Vera Lens Holden, a Montauk resident for over 40 years and one of the first occupants of a Leisurama house in Culloden Shores, died on Aug. 13 in Farmington, Conn.
  • A celebration of the life of David Carney, a former United Nations economist, educator, and author who worked extensively in Africa and the West Indies before retiring to Sag Harbor in 1985, will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Bridgehampton Senior Center.
  • East Hampton Town announced Tuesday that it has won a $9.9 million federal grant to buy low-lying properties along the water in Lazy Point, Amagansett.
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    Manuel Guerro’s BMW, parked outside an Amagansett Drive East house, was damaged overnight on Aug. 11, with extensive scratches in the vehicle’s finish.
     

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    A mailbox was damaged, apparently by vandals, and fell off its post on Egypt Close Road last weekend.

  • On Monday night, the Sag Harbor School Board appointed Thomas J. Schiavoni, a parent and longtime schoolteacher, to fill a vacancy.

    Mr. Schiavoni, who lives on North Haven and teaches at Center Moriches High School, is filling the seat of Daniel Hartnett, who resigned last month after he moved to Springs. To remain on the board, Mr. Schiavoni would have to seek a full three-year term during the regular elections in May 2015. He was elected to the North Haven Village Board in June.

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  • Felice Lupo, who established Astro Pizza in Amagansett in the early ’70s, naming it to commemorate the space explorations of the time, died at home on Aug. 8 in Baltimore, where he had lived for several years. He was 88. He had not been ill, his family said, and died peacefully in his sleep.

    Mr. Lupo was a familiar figure in Amagansett, where his children still run the pizza place and restaurant on Main Street.

  • John Sadowsky Jr., who at one time managed East Hampton Bowl, died on Aug. 6 at home in Onancock, Va. He was 75. The cause of death was liver disease, his family said.

    Mr. Sadowsky was born on Dec. 18, 1938, at Southampton Hospital, to John Paul Sadowsky and the former Antonia Wazlo. He grew up in East Hampton, graduating from East Hampton High School.

    He was in the United States Navy for two years, stationed in Virginia. He then worked for Grumman Aircraft before becoming the manager of the East Hampton bowling lanes.

  • Raymond J. McCarthy, a cabinet and furniture maker who lived in Montauk and Sag Harbor for more than 30 years, died of kidney failure related to prostate cancer complications on Saturday at Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover, N.H. He was 67 and lived in Wolfeboro, N.H.

  • Geraldine G. Webb, whose life was devoted to her family, her church, and traveling the nation’s roads and waterways with her husband, Richard F. Webb, who survives her, died at home in Punta Gorda, Fla., on July 14. She was 82 and had been ill for the past few years, her family said.

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  • The Montauk festivities will have to wait. Thanks to the rain, Saturday's plans have been canceled with the exception of a fireworks show on Saturday night.

  • With Election Day is a little more than a month away, State Senator Lee Zeldin, who is challenging Representative Tim Bishop to represent New York's First Congressional District, visited East Hampton, where he met supporters on Thursday. The cocktail-hour for Mr. Zeldin was held at Cittanuova restaurant in East Hampton Village. The East Hampton Town Republican Committee sponsored the event.

  • Additional batches of tickets to several choice screenings during the upcoming Hamptons International Film Festival went on sale Thursday.

  • 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.