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  •     Timothy Allen Smith, a 27-year member of the Springs Fire Department whom friends called Chick, died on Nov. 30 of a heart-related illness. He was 51.
        His friends said he was “a born, bred Bonacker.” A lifelong resident of East Hampton and graduate of East Hampton High School, Mr. Smith was a carpenter who enjoyed boating, fishing, clamming, and watching Nascar races.

  •     Louise Wilson, who had worked as a housekeeper for many prominent East Hampton families since coming here from Walterboro, S.C., in 1956, died on Saturday at the Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. She was 74 and had been ill with lung cancer for a year.

  •     Daniel Varuolo of North Haven, an usher at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sag Harbor who worked at his nephew’s Emporium Hardware in Sag Harbor, died at home on Monday. He was 88 and had been an active member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion’s Chelberg and Battle Post 388 in Sag Harbor.
        With his wife, Rosetta, Mr. Varuolo moved to North Haven in 1985 and built a retirement house on Cove’s End Lane. Mrs. Varuolo survives.

  •    George Dayton Payne III, who died on Tuesday, will be buried at Green River Cemetery in Springs tomorrow at a time to be announced. The Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton is handling the arrangements and will be able to provide a time for the service once it is settled. An obituary will appear in a future issue. Mr. Payne was 86.

     

  •    Juana M. Bahamondes of Queens Lane in East Hampton died on Tuesday at the age of 78.
        Visiting hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, with a funeral Mass scheduled for tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery on Cedar Street. A full obituary will appear in a future issue.

  •    Project MOST’s Earthsavers Club, a program on the environment run in partnership with the Group for the East End, had fourth graders in the Project MOST after-school program at Springs and the John M. Marshall Elementary School learning about the digestive systems and diets of owls last week. Students dissected owl pellets to find the fur and bones of small animals like voles and mice.

  • Can You Hear Me, Major Tom?
        Is there life on Mars? Joe Malave, a teacher and Mars researcher, will discuss NASA’s mission to the Red Planet with kids in third grade and above today at the Amagansett Library, then offer a look through the library’s telescope. The program will begin at 3:30 p.m. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.
        Following a carousel story time on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., families will make their own carousel mobiles to take home. Reservations are required for both programs.

  • AMAGANSETT
    130 Meeting House Lane to J. and N. Schwartz, 130 Meeting House Lane, .61 acre, Oct. 12, $2,000,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    R. Gibbons to G. Stephens and L. Wang, 60 Oakview Highway, .44 acre, Oct. 25, $400,000.
    G. Topal to T. Silva, 6 Woodhollow Drive, .93 acre, Oct. 16, $1,550,000.
    J. and H. Forst to S. Moskowitz, 9 Jasons Lane, 1 acre, Oct. 16, $1,595,000.

    EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE
    J. Bennett (by executor) to D. Henry and C. Fornal, 17 Stratton Square, .15 acre, Oct. 26, $800,100.

  • Thursday, December 13
    BOWLING, East Hampton vs. Southampton, Wildwood Lanes, 3:30 p.m.
    WRESTLING, East Hampton at Riverhead, 6 p.m.


    Friday, December 14
    BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Mount Sinai, 4 p.m.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, Mount Sinai at East Hampton, 6:15 p.m.


    Saturday, December 15
    WRESTLING, East Hampton at Hampton Bays tournament, 7:30 a.m.
    BOYS WINTER TRACK, East Hampton at crossover meet, Suffolk Community College-Brentwood, 4:30 p.m.

  • Paris in Song
        “Dreams of Paris,” a concert of works for clarinet and piano by French composers, will be given on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Montauk Library. The composers include Debussy, Saint-Saens, Ravel, Widor, and Poulenc. The works will be performed by Maksim Shtrykov on clarinet and Alina Kiryayeva on piano.

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  • 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, all parents of East Hampton students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to a workshop on how to access online school resources. Two sessions, one in English in the high school library, and one in Spanish in the auditorium, start at 6 p.m.

    Incoming kindergarteners and their families will have an orientation at the John M. Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

  • Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans. 

    The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information. 

  • This weekend will be the first time that it will be illegal to drink alcoholic beverages during the day at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. 

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.

  • Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.