Wayne Vorpahl, a commercial fisherman who was raised in Amagansett, loved to be on the water, his family said. A bayman for most of his life, he started fishing with his uncle Dan King’s haulseine crew before he was out of high school.
He was devastated when haulseining was banned in the 1980s, his family wrote. Mr. Vorpahl, who was known as Skeeter, also went clamming, baiting, crabbing, eeling, and trapping, and even “tried dragging, but didn’t like that much,” they said.
Harold Burt Dominy, a Wainscott plumber, clockmaker, and veteran, died on June 17 at the VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 91.
Mr. Dominy, who was born in Southampton on Dec. 30, 1921, to Erastus J. Dominy and the former Elizabeth Ginn, grew up in East Hampton and graduated from East Hampton High School in 1938. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1940 and served during World War II for the next five years as a radio and radar operator. In 1950 he was recalled and served with the Air Force in the Korean war for a year.
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.
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.