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  • Brian Gayman, an artist who designed and built a Modernist house in Springs, died on July 1 in Melville. He had been ill for five weeks following a heart attack. He was 65.

    Mr. Gayman and his wife, Bonnie Rychlak, who survives him and is an artist as well, first came to the East End in 1995, when they rented a house in Montauk. Ms. Rychlak said they “looked around at different areas in which to buy, but Brian just fell in love with Springs. There was its history, but, most important, it felt authentic.” They bought a lot on Neck Path that year.

  • Amagansett

    A window on a Main Street shop was damaged by a vandal sometime between last Thursday night and Friday morning. Madgelena Gubala-Ryzak said she had arrived at Vernacular on Friday to discover the damage, which may have been caused by a BB gun. The window will cost $1,000 to replace, she told police.
    Someone spray-painted over the numbered markers used as reference points by emergency responders on the beach in the area of Albert’s Landing Road late last month. Police said the signs would have to be replaced.

  • East Hampton Town
    Indian Wells Hearing

    The East Hampton Town Board will hold a hearing tonight to consider a prohibition on alcoholic beverages for a distance of 1,000 feet east and west of the Indian Wells Beach road end in Amagansett on weekends during lifeguard-protected hours. The proposed legislation represents compromises reached with the trustees, most of whom opposed any restriction and suggested a 500-foot ban, while the town board initially sought a 2,500-foot distance.

  • Representative Tim Bishop, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., County Legislator Jay Schneiderman, Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, and Southampton Town Councilwoman Bridget Fleming and Councilman Brad Bender are among the guests expected at the Southampton Town Democratic Committee’s summer party on July 27.

    H. Sheldon to G. Merck, 476 Montauk Highway, 3.3 acres (vacant), May 12, $2,000,000.
    E. Lee to S. and I. Khan, 128 Central Avenue, .26 acre, May 12, $1, 400,000.

    F. and L. Sumavielle to P. and J. Wood, 24 Tansey Lane, .57 acre, May 2, $1,100,000.
    HDE Properties Inc. to 34 Sunrise L.L.C., 34 Sunrise Avenue, .28 acre, May 9, $775,000.
    L. Greenblatt to A. and L. Ratner, 58 Norris Lane, .73 acre, May 6, $1, 620,000.

  • Thursday, July 17
    LIFEGUARDING, East Hampton Village Main Beach tournament, 4 p.m.
    BEACH VOLLEYBALL, games at Kirk Park Beach, Montauk, from 6 p.m.

    Friday, July 18
    COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, Southampton Breakers vs. Montauk Mustangs, Montauk School, 5 p.m.

    Saturday, July 19
    POLO, opening day, Two Trees Stables, Hayground Road, Bridgehampton, 4 p.m.

    Sunday, July 20

  • “Me and My Dad,” a musical fund-raiser for the scholarship fund of Pianofest, will be held Sunday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Southampton Historical Museum. Melissa Errico, a Broadway singer and actress, will perform, accompanied on piano by Michael Errico, her father.

    The program will include songs by Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Jule Stein, Kurt Weill, Richard Rodgers, and a few “surprises.” Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served in the museum garden.

    Tickets are $200, $100 for attendees younger than 30.

  • The East Hampton Historical Society’s summer antiques show will take place on the grounds of Mulford Farm Saturday and Sunday, with a preview cocktail party tomorrow evening from 6 to 8:30 for buyers wanting first dibs.

    Fifty-five dealers will participate in the show, whose focus is on decorative items for the home and garden. Among the offerings will be vintage rattan and bamboo furniture, lighting, textiles, American formal and country painted furniture, Art Deco and Moderne furniture, garden ornaments, wrought iron accessories, and much more.

  • The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present the world premiere of a mixed-media theatrical adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel “Galapagos,” with performances scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, and next Thursday at 6 p.m. and on Friday, July 25, at 4 p.m., in the Lichtenstein Theater.

  • The Montauk Library’s summer concert series will present a chamber concert by the Aviva Players on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. and a performance by Janice Friedman, a jazz vocalist and pianist, on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The programs are free and open to the public.

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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.