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  • Elia Millan, a native of Colombia who made Montauk her home for 30 years, died at Southampton Hospital last Thursday. Diagnosed with cancer several years ago, she had not been really ill until two months ago.

  • Dorothy T. King, who was in charge of the East Hampton Library’s Long Island Collection for 31 years, died at Southampton Hospital on Saturday following a stroke. She was 84.

    A resident of Gerard Drive in Springs for 43 years, Ms. King retired from the library in 2002 but continued to volunteer there until 2005. She was “a gold mine of information,” Ann Chapman, a library board member, told The Star for a story about Ms. King after her retirement.

  • Pauline Wittmer, who had lived with her daughter on Manor Lane in East Hampton for the past 10 years, died of renal failure on June 29 at San Simeon by the Sound Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Greenport. She was 83 and had been ill for some time.

    Mrs. Wittmer was born in Hewlett on Nov. 13, 1931, to Allen Smith and the former Gladys Morrison. She grew up and attended high school there, said her daughter, Jerilyn Giaime.

  • Donald T. Foley, a fighter pilot during World War II who was instrumental in developing the Montauk Airport and had overseen the opening of nine airport terminals at Newark, LaGuardia, and Kennedy Airports, died at his Montauk home on June 30. He was 93 and his health had been declining over the past year.  

  • Visiting hours for Tom Tillinghast, a former East Hampton resident who died on July 14 in Southold, where he had been living in recent years, will be held on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton.

    Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. at South End Cemetery overlooking Town Pond in East Hampton. An obituary for Mr. Tillinghast, who was 61, will appear in a future issue.
     

  • East Hampton

    A 16-year-old Chinese boarding student at the Ross School in East Hampton had her credit card account hacked last month by someone operating in the Washington, D.C., area. The girl’s mother called her from China to say her Visa bill showed four transactions totaling over $2,000, all on the same day and at the same grocery store in Rockville, Md. After the card was canceled, the thief attempted to use it again, this time in Washington. That charge was declined.

    East Hampton Village

  • Amanda Bono and James Bennett were married on May 10 at the Amagansett Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Steven Howarth officiated. A reception followed at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett.

    The bride is a daughter of Betsy and Thomas Bono of Eau Claire Street in Springs. Mr. Bennett was raised by Regina and Stephen Lynch of Cooper Lane in East Hampton. His parents are Clint Bennett of East Hampton and Patty Eames of Arizona.

  • AMAGANSETT
    E. Folpe to S. Statuto, 61 Albert’s Landing Road, 1.5 acres, May 21, $1,350,000.
    J. Samuelson Trust to Outerbridge Associates, 45 Handy Lane and lot 10.1, .63 acre (vacant), May 23, $585,000.
    E. Samuelson Trust to Outerbridge Associates, 39 Handy Lane, .14 acre (vacant), May 23, $125,000.
    T. Burke and R. Baker to Zebra Bumida L.L.C., 274 Main St, .72 acre, May 16, $1,600,000.
    R. and S. Feleppa to Indian Wells L.L.C., 17 Indian Wells Highway, .55 acre, May 2, $2,300,000.

  • Monster Help

    Morgan Neff, who joined Robert Fischer of Fischer Fencing as the chief builders of the 15-foot “Montauk Monster” at the Montauk School’s ball field, where a collegiate wood bat team, the Montauk Mustangs, has been playing this summer, said this week that there were others who helped as well, including Bistrian Gravel, which donated the cement, Robert Schmitter, who trucked the cement to the site, and Mike Ciccariello.

    Breakwater Sailors

  • Thursday, July 24
    BASEBALL, Montauk Mustangs clinic, Montauk School, 9 a.m.-noon.
    BEACH VOLLEYBALL, coed games from 6 p.m., Kirk Park Beach, Montauk.
    WOMEN’S SLOW-PITCH, final series, game one, tentative, Terry King ball field, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett, 7 p.m.

    Friday, July 25
    BASEBALL, Montauk Mustangs clinic, Montauk School, 9 a.m.-noon.

    Saturday, July 26

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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.