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  •     Sag Harbor has been missing a village trustee since the August resignation of Timothy Culver, and Mayor Brian Gilbride does not plan to appoint someone to fill his seat, preferring that the public choose someone at the next election.
        At the board’s last meeting there were only three members present. Dr. Robby Stein was absent, having been injured in a bicycle accident on Suffolk Street.

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  • Amagansett

    Chini Alarco of Whitmore’s Garden Shop and Nursery reported several items stolen from an outdoor display area, including an outdoor shower worth $600 and two duffel bags, valued at $99 each. Several smaller items were taken as well. That happened before Sept. 5, and last week two rare shrubs, valued at $500, were taken from the same nursery.

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  • Southampton Town

    Southampton Town Grants
        Applications are now available for certified 501(c)3 organizations to apply for annual grants from the Town of Southampton. Human services grants assist organizations that help people obtain employment, counseling, psychotherapy, health care, child care, and educational services. Cultural arts and recreational grants mainly assist organizations that encourage visual or performing arts and recreational programs.

  •     Luigi Pavia, who grew up on Squaw Road in East Hampton and attended the Springs School and East Hampton High School, died on Saturday in New York City. The cause had not been determined, his family said. He was 44.
        Mr. Pavia was a son of Natalie Edgar, a painter, who survives, and the late Philip Pavia, a sculptor who was a strong force in the midcentury avant-garde art scene in New York.

  •     Richard Michael Edelstein of East Hampton, 47, who managed several restaurants and other establishments on the South Fork over the past 20 years, died at Southampton Hospital on Sept. 7. A sister, Marcia Darrow of Pelham, N.Y., said he had had a heart attack at work.
        Mr. Edelstein was born in Manhattan on Dec. 15, 1964, to Harvey Edelstein and the former Ruth Salzberg. Two years later, they moved to Montauk full time. Mr. Edelstein graduated from the Montauk School and, in 1983, from East Hampton High School.

  •     Frances Taylor (Fran) Berg was a founding member of the Montauk Point Sun, Surf, and Wave Worshipers Association formed, tongue-in-cheek, in 1976. Members called themselves Pointers, and “worshipped” in the sandy cove east of Ditch Plain. According to their decree, “we shall consider anything else beside the Point.”

  •     Music was everything to Gregg Lee Rickards, an Amagansett resident who died on Aug. 29 of a recurrence of cancer that he had first been diagnosed with seven years earlier.
        Mr. Rickards played bass, both electric and stand-up, since his years at East Hampton High School, where he was in the orchestra and jazz band. He had discovered his love for playing after receiving a guitar as a Christmas present when he was in the eighth grade.

  •     Betty Nugent Cook, a former resident of East Hampton, where she was a member of the Ramblers, the Ladies Village Improvement Society, and the South Fork Country Club, died on Sept. 14 at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport. She was 95.
        Ms. Cook had lived at Peconic Landing in Greenport since 2002, but enjoyed reunions with her friends from years past. She was active in the community in her younger years and belonged to the American Association of University Women as well as the East Hampton Presbyterian Church.

  •     Leane B. Cheek, a retired speechwriter for the New York City Department of Aging, died on Sept. 12 at Southampton Hospital after a brief illness. She was 78. Mrs. Cheek lived on Augie’s Path in East Hampton for 13 years.
        She was born in Manhasset to James Bancroft and the former Ethyl Creselius. She graduated from Manhasset High School and went on to attend Smith College, where she graduated with the class of 1956. Later in life she studied psychology at the New School for Social Research in New York City.

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