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  •     At the urging of Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted a six-month extension for Sandy-impacted homeowners to file flood insurance claims. The move follows a bipartisan call led by Ms. Gillibrand to extend FEMA’s Oct. 29 deadline for homeowners to file a Proof of Loss form under the National Flood Insurance Program the agency manages.

        Ms. Gillibrand and Mr. Schumer, along with New Jersey’s U.S. senators and members of both states’

  •     The East Hampton Town Trustees will hold the 23rd Largest Clam Contest on Sunday at noon at the Donald Lamb Building in Amagansett.

        The annual event will include a clam chowder competition, judged by writers from The Star and featuring both Manhattan and New England-style variations on the delicacy, chowder and clams on the half shell for all, and a display of the Dongan Patent, the 1686 document that created the trustees and granted them authority over the Town of East Hampton.

  •     An active approach to health for older residents will be the subject of a morning forum Saturday, sponsored by the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation. Rethinking Aging will be held at the Emergency Services Building at 1 Cedar Street from 9 a.m. to noon. Free coffee and a light breakfast will be served at 8:30.

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        Mr. Amazing and the Amazing Grace Circus Youth Troupe will walk the tightrope, juggle, unicycle, spin plates, and perform other tricks during the Parrish Art Museum’s Circus Day on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

        The afternoon will include circus skills workshops and art projects with a circus theme. The cost is $10 for adults, but members, children, and students get in free. Reservations are strongly recommended, as space at the Water Mill museum is limited.

  •     The Concerned Citizens of Montauk will hold its annual meeting at the Montauk Firehouse on Saturday at 3 p.m. After a brief meeting, “Beaches or Boulders: Montauk’s Future Shoreline” will be discussed by guest speakers including Orrin H. Pilkey, a James B. Duke professor emeritus of earth and ocean sciences at Duke University. A pre-eminent marine and coastal geologist, Mr. Pilkey specializes in the study of ocean beaches and coastal policy, particularly in resort communities.

  •     Dee Mayabb, who was 96 and at one time a regular with her husband at Chez Labatt restaurant in East Hampton, died on Aug. 17 of complications of diabetes.

  •     Ross Escalette, who lived in East Hampton as a child and went on to found Brasstech, one of the largest American manufacturers of high-end plumbing products and accessories, died at home on Sept. 10 in Newport Beach, Calif., of what his family described as natural causes. He was 83.

  •     James Russell Hopson, Bridgehamptoner, Army veteran, and 27-year employee of the Southampton Town Highway Department, died at the age of 90 on Sept. 19 at Southampton Hospital.

        Mr. Hopson moved to Bridgehampton when he was 5 and attended the public school there. He found employment at the I.M. Young potato farm, and later worked at Joseph Hren’s nursery in Amagansett and at Pulver Gas in Bridgehampton. He retired from the Highway Department in 1986.

  •     Neil Noland, a sculptor and former Amagansett resident, died of cancer on Sept. 25 at the age of 86, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla. For the past several years he had been living in Sarasota, near his son, Robin Bond Noland.

  •     Frederick W. Pflum, a retired engineer who had a house in Amagansett for about 20 years, but split his time more recently between Virginia Beach, Va., and Tillson, N.Y., died on Sept. 20 in Tillson.

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