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  •     Josephine Iacono, the last surviving sibling of the six children who grew up on the Iacono Farm on Long Lane in East Hampton, died at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton on Sunday. She had lived there for the last two and a half years but her family, who visited her there the previous day, said she seemed in good health and her death was unexpected. She was 88.

  •     Irene McClain Weidert, who grew up in Sag Harbor and lived in Southampton and Lady Lake, Fla., over the years, died at home in Southampton on Jan. 20. She was 85 and had had a long illness.

  •     A memorial service for Dr. Ethel Person of Amagansett and Manhattan, sponsored by the Psychoanalytic Center of Columbia University, will take place on Feb. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Uris Auditorium of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 1300 York Avenue in Manhattan.
        Dr. Person, who died in October, was among those profiled in The New York Times Magazine’s annual end-of-year “The Lives They Lived” issue.
     

  • AMAGANSETT
    P. McBrien to L. Geduld, 72 Shore Road, .56 acre, Dec. 3, $4,350,000.
    J. and J. D’Auria to P. and J. Walsh, 360 Town Lane, 2.11 acres, Dec. 7, $5,500,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    D. Cullum to T. Nguyen and H. Kiew, 151 Three Mile Harbor Road, 1.27 acres, Dec. 4, $495,000.
    Reutershan, Garde, to T. Cooper, 9 Cedar Court, .4 acre, Nov. 13, $525,000.
    Club 34 L.L.C. to Forst and Silverblank, 20 Sulky Circle, .69 acre (vacant), Dec. 6, $415,000.

  • Thursday, January 31
    BOYS SWIMMING, North Babylon vs. East Hampton, Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, 4:30 p.m.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, Elwood-John Glenn at East Hampton, 6:45 p.m.
    BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Elwood-John Glenn, 5 p.m.


    Friday, February 1
    BOYS BASKETBALL, Bridgehampton at Shelter Island, 4 p.m.

  • ‘Living, Out Loud’
        Guild Hall and the Naked Stage will present an evening of essay readings on Tuesday at 7:30. “Living, Out Loud: Writers Dish on Love, Sweat, and Fears” will feature readings by Paula Ganzi Licata, Robin Eileen Bernstein, Iyna Bort Caruso, Michael A. Casano, Claudia Gryvatz Copquin, and Heather Dune Macadam. The event is free.

  •    The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column, of between 700 and 1,200 words, and of short fiction, between 1,000 and 2,000 words.
       Authors can either e-mail their pieces (in text or Word format) to submissions@ehstar.com, with “Fiction” or “Guestwords” in the subject line, or mail them, preferably on disk and saved in a text format, to The Star, Box 5002, East Hampton 11937. A very short biographical note should also be included.

  •    Claire Reed will celebrate the Feminist Press’s publication of her new memoir, “Toughing It Out: From Silver Slippers to Combat Boots,” with a reading and discussion at the Bluestockings Bookstore on the Lower East Side of Manhattan tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m.
       Blanche Wiesen Cook of Springs, distinguished professor of history at John Jay College, will also participate, her biography of Eleanor Roosevelt in tow.

  • East Hampton Town

    Calling Wireless Companies
        Hoping to prompt wireless communications companies to expand their coverage, eliminating dead zones in East Hampton, as well as to raise revenue for the town, perhaps, by leasing public sites for antennas and other equipment, the East Hampton Town Board is developing a request for proposals from the industry. Councilwoman Theresa Quigley has been pushing the effort.

  • Amagansett

    Doreen Drohan, a food vendor who took over the old Dune Doggie spot at Indian Wells Beach, told police last week that the Dune Doggie sign had been stolen from her car, which was parked outside a house on Three Mile Harbor Road. The white sign is four feet wide, with “Dune Doggie” written on top and the menu written below.

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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,