East Hampton Town and Village detectives are investigating burglaries that happened over the Labor Day weekend at two local restaurants.
Nichols, on Montauk Highway in East Hampton Village, was burglarized in the early morning hours of Aug. 31, the Sunday of one of the year’s most income-producing weekends. The owner, Ziggy Attias, called police after discovering that his office had been broken into and the safe removed.
Ilie Wacs, a celebrated coat designer and part-time Wainscott Main Street resident, died on Sept. 7 at home in Manhattan. The cause was cancer, his publicist, Susan Arpin, said. He was 86.
From the late 1960s to the 1980s, the women’s coats and suits he designed were frequently seen in The New York Times, Women’s Wear Daily, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and other fashion magazines.
Joan Marie Aldrich, who was known as Mimi and with her husband had owned several Sag Harbor businesses, died on Sept. 8 at Scott White Hospital in Temple, Tex., of complications from diabetes. She was 81, and had been ill for some time. Her three children and a number of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were with her at the time of her death, her family said.
Milton M. George, a former commercial fisherman who lived in Amagansett and East Hampton, died on Sept. 9 surrounded by loved ones at his son’s house in Noyac, where he had lived for the past year. He was 88 and had several ailments, including colon cancer and heart problems, his daughter-in-law Susan George said.
Richard B. Hammer, a Springs summer and weekend resident since 1971, died of cancer on Aug. 22 at his retirement home in Naples, Fla. He was 79, and had been diagnosed not long before.
Born on Feb. 26, 1935, Mr. Hammer grew up on Chicago’s South Side, graduating from Navy Pier High School there and then from the University of Illinois Urbana-Cambria, with a B.S. in marketing.
A project to resurface nearly 15 miles of Montauk Highway between East Hampton Village and Montauk is set to begin on Sept. 29. Eileen W. Peters, a spokeswoman for the New York State Department of Transportation, said the project is separate from but similar to one completed before Memorial Day in which 8.2 miles of the highway were repaved between County Road 39 in Southampton and Stephen Hand’s Path in East Hampton.
This weekend promises to be hot and humid, with some stormy weather in the forecast, too. But you don't have to sit inside because there's something for everyone happening in every corner of town. Have a look: