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  •        Laurie Nan Soroka, a lover of animals, antiques, and Jewish studies, died at home in East Quogue on Nov. 27 of complications of a spinal cord injury. She was 61 and had recently moved there after having lived in Sag Harbor for many years. She injured her spine about 12 years ago.

  •     Leonard Joseph Smalling, who for 30 years worked in East Hampton for the phone company that came to be called Verizon, died on Dec. 11 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., of a brain aneurism. He was 70.

        Mr. Smalling, who served in the Navy in the early 1960s, lived in Bridgehampton for about 50 years before moving to Onley, Va., after he retired.

  •     A memorial service is to be announced for Elizabeth (Betsy) Keller of Madison Hill Drive, Montauk, who died at home on Saturday. She was 61. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  •     A funeral Mass for Wayne Clinch, 62, a Montauk resident who died on Sunday at Southampton Hospital, will be said today at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk. Burial will follow at Fort Hill Cemetery in that hamlet. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • Beginning next Thursday, the New York State website through which hunting and fishing licenses are bought and big-game and turkey kills recorded will be unavailable while the system is overhauled.

    Joe Martens, the commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation, said in a release that the move is part of a statewide effort to consolidate licensing operations. The changeover is expected to last one to two weeks.

    J. Lowrey Trust to Farrell Holding Co., 38 Hawks Nest Lane, 1.9 acres (vacant), Oct. 9, $975,000.
    L. Feldman to Jedco L.L.C., 273 Main Street, 1.91 acres, Oct. 16, $133,322.
    K. Hasemann to L. Conkling, 60 Old Montauk Highway, .32 acre, Oct. 18, $1,570,000.
    M. Cohen to 54 Sandpiper Lane, 54 Sandpiper Lane, .95 acre, Oct. 11, $11,000,000.

    G. Sherman to 158 Kellis Pond Lane, 158 Kellis Pond Lane, 1.44 acres, Oct. 10, $4,000,000.

  •     A number of South Fork high school athletes were cited in Sunday’s Newsday, among them Kasey Gilbride, Katherine Matthers, and India Hemby of the state-championship Pierson field hockey team.

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  • Thursday, December 19
    BOYS SWIMMING, East Hampton at Half Hollow Hills, nonleague, 4:30 p.m.
    BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Elwood-John Glenn, 6 p.m.

    Saturday, December 21
    WRESTLING, East Hampton at Hampton Bays tournament, from 9 a.m.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Elwood-John Glenn, 1 p.m.
    BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Holiday Classic tournament, Southampton High School, 6 p.m.

    Sunday, December 22

  •     St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton will present a concert of festive songs and arias on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Hoie Hall. Guest artists are Sofia Dimitrova, a soprano soloist, and Daria Rabotkina and William McNally, award-winning classical pianists.

        The program will include works by Mozart, Bach, Mendelssohn, Strauss, and Handel, among others. Admission is $20, free for those under 18.

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