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  • The Town of East Hampton Anti-Bias Task Force has invited members of the public to two free movie nights in the coming weeks. Both center on the civil rights movement and will be shown at LTV Studios in Wainscott at 7 p.m.

    At each screening, the winning entries in a short-film contest sponsored by the task force will also be shown.

  • Scott A. Fleischer, who lived part time in Springs for 22 years, died at home in Manhattan on Jan. 31, not Feb. 7, as reported here last week.

  • Thomas Patrick Boyle, a musician, songwriter, and nature photographer who worked at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton for 30 years, died on Feb. 10 at the home of two close friends, Fran and Frank (Bucky) Silipo, in Springs, where he had lived for the last five months. He was 64 and had cystic fibrosis his entire life.

    A professional guitarist and singer, he played with local bands like Me and the Boys, the Frank Brothers Band, and TomKat Duo, and with the well-known band Hot Wax band during the 1980s and ’90s.

  • East Hampton

    Melvyn Aarons, 77, called police last week after Bank of America told him someone had attempted to open an account from a computer in Islip using his Social Security number. The potential thief, however, entered an old address for Mr. Aarons, which led the bank to decline the application and begin an investigation. Mr. Aarons was told to contact the Federal Trade Commission and Equifax, the credit-reporting agency.

    M. Araiz to 266 Main Street Amagansett, 266 Main Street, .31 acre, Dec. 16, $950,000.

    R. and B. Stone to S. Michaan, 699 Butter Lane, .93 acre, Dec. 8, $1,935,000.
    T. Boyd and C. Losee to R. Jaber, 373 Woodland Drive, .48 acre, Dec. 10, $760,000.
    P. and P. Noble to L. Monaco-Etheridge, 4 Arthur Avenue, .59 acre, Dec. 16, $810,000.
    A. Tuff to A. Bowker, 31 Sunrise Avenue, .31 acre, Dec. 22, $1,750,000.


  • Friday, February 20
    BOYS BASKETBALL, county Class A bracket, East Hampton-Islip winner vs. Harborfields-Amityville winner, site of the higher seed, time yet to be determined.

    Saturday, February 21
    BOYS BASKETBALL, county Class C-D game, Stony Brook vs. Bridgehampton, noon, and county Class B championship game, Southampton-Center Moriches winner vs. Babylon, 3, William Floyd High School, Mastic.

    Tuesday, February 24

  • Amateur theatrics on the East End will be the subject of the East Hampton Historical Society’s second free winter lecture at the Clinton Academy Museum on Friday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. Hugh King, the village historian, and Barbara Borsack, the village’s deputy mayor, will present “Stagestruck: We’ve Got a Barn, Let’s Put on a Show.”

  • For the seventh consecutive year, Canio’s Cultural Cafe and the John Jermain Memorial Library will co-host the African-American Read-In, sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English, on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor.

    Members of the public have been invited to read short excerpts from a favorite piece of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, oral history, or family history, though it is not necessary to read in order to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

  • “A Tale to Tell,” a workshop with Helene Patarot, a French actress in residence at the Watermill Center through March 7, will take place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Students will combine acting, writing, and directing as they develop stories using elements from their own lives, such as family photographs, diaries and letters, clothes, and other items with personal meaning.

  • The more classically inclined might opt for “La Clarinette Francaise: An Evening in Paris,” a free concert of romantic works by Franck, Devienne, Messager, Poulenc, and Ravel, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Montauk Library.

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  • The young dancers of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School presented their spring ballet this weekend at Guild Hall's John Drew Theater in East Hampton.
  • Friday is the final day of the WPPB spring pledge drive, and the sole National Public Radio-affiliated station based on Long Island has taken to YouTube to extend its pitch. Geir Magnusson, a videomaker and commercial photographer, prepared the short spot, which features a number of the WPPB hosts.

  • For the first time in 16 years, the Bridgehampton boys are heading back to Glens Falls for a chance at a state basketball championship. 

    The Bees easily won the New York State southeastern Class D regional game, pouncing on Livingston Manor, from Sullivan County, 60-39 Friday evening at Suffolk Community College in Selden. 

  • The annual Empty Bowls event benefiting the Springs Seedlings Project happens on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion. Guests who have been invited to bring their own bowls, large or small, can sampele soups prepared by 28 chefs. Bowls will be provided by those arriving without one. Guests can take soups to go as well. 

    The event also includes raffles and baked goods. Admission is $12, $5 for children 13 and under. Kids under 5 will be admitted free. 

  • The annual fund-raiser for the Kendall Madison Foundation happens Friday night at 8 at the Stephen Talkhouse. The $20 donation funds the Kendall Madison Scholarship Fund, established in 1995 in memory of a popular student athlete who died that year at the age of 21. 

    In addition to the scholarship, the foundation provides financial assistance to those in need and helps to fund the Kendall Madison Fitness Center at East Hampton High School. 

  • With a winter storm warning in effect for the East End through Thursday evening, many are keeping their doors closed for the day.

  • The Bargain Box and Bargain Books, the thrift shops at the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, will reopen on Tuesday at 10 a.m. after a monthlong hiatus. 

    The shops, all gussied up for spring, will celebrate the season ahead with a raffle this week. When a customer makes a purchase, he or she will be entered in a raffle for a $50 voucher for a future shopping spree at the L.V.I.S. The drawing will be on Saturday at 4 p.m.

  • 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.