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  •    Guild Hall’s Labor Day weekend schedule is full again this year, with a number of performances, screenings, and concerts.
        Tonight, “County of Kings: A Stage Memoir by Lemon Andersen” will be presented by the author, who is also a poet and performance artist. It is directed by Elise Thoron. The 8 p.m. performance costs $30, $28 for museum members. Free rush tickets are available for students.

  • Amagansett

    Two bicycles were stolen from the bike rack at Atlantic Beach on Aug. 10. Andrew Rosen of Bluff Road, the owner, described one as a “black Revolution beach-style bike with a black metal basket on the front” and the other as a black, blue, and white child’s Specialized 24-inch mountain bike.

  •     East Hampton Town’s bond rating was upgraded by Moody’s Investors Service earlier this month by one level, from A1 to Aa3, reflecting the rating agency’s assessment of the town’s financial standing and its “stable outlook.”

        The rating was issued in advance of the sale on Aug. 15 of just over $2 million in bonds and bond anticipation notes, used to refinance previous notes and to raise money for upcoming capital projects.

  •     A Tempting Tabletops benefit for the East Hampton Day Care Learning Center on Saturday will give ticketholders a chance to win a variety of “unique and whimsical” table settings on display during the 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. affair.

  • Puppet Show

        Katie’s Puppets will pay a visit to the Amagansett Library on Saturday afternoon at 3:30. After a puppet show, families will make their own puppets to take home. Advance sign-up is requested with the library.


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  •     Darlene Smith, a bus driver for East Hampton Town’s Human Services Department, was suspended without pay for 30 days, retroactive to July 29, in a unanimous vote of the town board last Thursday.

        Diane Patrizio, the town’s director of human services, has charged Ms. Smith with misconduct and incompetence. Under the state’s Civil Service Law, a hearing officer has been appointed, and Ms. Smith can demand a hearing of the charges.

  •     Patrick Andrew Ryan, who for 30 years was the manager of East Hampton Airport, died on Aug. 14 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 65. The cause was liver cancer, his wife, Nancy Metz-Ryan, said.

        Mr. Ryan was a nearly lifelong aviation buff, becoming a pilot and air-traffic controller while he was still young. He started as an assistant at East Hampton Airport in the 1970s and took over when the manager whom he had worked for retired. He worked there from the late 1970s until leaving the post in 2005.

  •     Vincent M. Preiss, the owner of MVP Pool Service and a resident of East Hampton, died at Southampton Hospital on Aug. 7 after a sudden illness. The cause of death is still being investigated. He was 53.

        Mr. Preiss, the father of three daughters, was a passionate supporter of his girls’ athletic activities and attended every game, said his wife, Meg Ann Preiss (formerly Smith).

        The couple met at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk, where both were working. They were married on Dec. 29, 1985.

  •     Joseph Olszewski, an East Hampton commercial fisherman who helped supply fresh fish to the Round Swamp Farm market on Three Mile Harbor Road, died at Southampton Hospital on Aug. 13 of an internal infection and organ failure. He was 63 years old.

        Mr. Olszewski’s family said his illness had come unexpectedly, although he had had a severe bout of Lyme disease some time ago. They would remember him, they said, for his loyalty and sense of humor, and as a thoughtful husband, loving father, and kind friend.

  •     Eugene F. Williams Jr., the former chief executive officer and chairman of the St. Louis Union Trust Company and a civic leader in St. Louis, died at his summer residence on Jones Road, East Hampton, on Aug. 7. He was 90.

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