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  • Paint Like Pollock

        Family tours and drip-painting workshops will return to the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs on Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Joyce Raimondo will lead the workshop this weekend and every Saturday starting June 29. The cost is $35 per person. Advance registration has been requested via e-mail at or online at

    Seeds and Stories

  •     In a split vote on Tuesday, the East Hampton Town Board decided not to grant a zone change request by the owners of the Napeague property that houses Cyril’s bar and restaurant.
        Bonnie and Michael Dioguardi, who own the site as well as an adjacent parcel, had asked that the properties, now zoned for residential use, be placed instead in a neighborhood business zone.

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        With summer coming, the ice-cream man will get another chance, the East Hampton Town Board decided on Tuesday.

  •     Kennett Love, who as a reporter for The New York Times saw firsthand the toppling of Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh of Iran in 1953, died on May 13 at Southampton Hospital. He was 88 and had lived in Sag Harbor. The cause was respiratory failure, his partner, Blair Seagram, said.
        According to an obituary in The Times, Mr. Love began work there in the paper’s clipping file rooms, known as the morgue, in 1948, after a short stint as a reporter at the Hudson-Dispatch in Union City, N.J. He became a reporter at The Times in 1950.

  •      Jeffrey Havlik, a retired member of the East Hampton Town Marine Patrol and a longtime member of the Montauk Fire Department, died in Montauk on Friday, a week after celebrating his 59th birthday. His death, caused by undiagnosed heart problems, was unexpected.

  •     Peter V. Darrow, who had a 35-year career as a corporate lawyer and had been a part-time resident of Sag Harbor for more than 30 years, died on Sunday at New York Presbyterian Hospital. His death was due to complications of multiple myeloma, for which he had been treated for four years, his family said. He was 62.

  •     Family was most important to Denise May Schramm, who lived for many years on Actors Colony Road on North Haven. Her love of children, no matter whose, attracted all the neighborhood kids, said Robert Schramm, her husband of 61 years. “I’m sure many of the now-adult kids from years gone by will have fond memories of her and the times we all had,” he said.
        Mrs. Schramm died at home on Sunday, family members at her side. She was 84 and had been diagnosed with hydrocephalus a year and a half earlier, her husband said.

  •     Lillian Wils, who lived in Sag Harbor for more than 50 years, died last Thursday at Southampton Hospital of cardiac arrest. She was 87.
        Mrs. Wils and her husband, Harry Wils Sr., raised seven children, all of whom survive her.
        A lover of cooking shows and Lifetime movies on Sunday afternoons, she was described by her children as a woman who didn’t like to be fussed with.

  •     A celebration of the life of Bob Bennett of Amagansett, who died in January, will be held at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett at noon on June 1.
        The family has asked that anyone with stories about Mr. Bennett, “humorous or otherwise,” come and share them, or write them down for someone else to read out.

  •     A memorial service for Ernest Leroy Thomsen, a retired East Hampton Town police officer who died on Feb. 20, will be held at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor on June 1 at noon.

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  • Friday is the final day of the WPPB spring pledge drive, and the sole National Public Radio-affiliated station based on Long Island has taken to YouTube to extend its pitch. Geir Magnusson, a videomaker and commercial photographer, prepared the short spot, which features a number of the WPPB hosts.

  • For the first time in 16 years, the Bridgehampton boys are heading back to Glens Falls for a chance at a state basketball championship. 

    The Bees easily won the New York State southeastern Class D regional game, pouncing on Livingston Manor, from Sullivan County, 60-39 Friday evening at Suffolk Community College in Selden. 

  • The annual Empty Bowls event benefiting the Springs Seedlings Project happens on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion. Guests who have been invited to bring their own bowls, large or small, can sampele soups prepared by 28 chefs. Bowls will be provided by those arriving without one. Guests can take soups to go as well. 

    The event also includes raffles and baked goods. Admission is $12, $5 for children 13 and under. Kids under 5 will be admitted free. 

  • The annual fund-raiser for the Kendall Madison Foundation happens Friday night at 8 at the Stephen Talkhouse. The $20 donation funds the Kendall Madison Scholarship Fund, established in 1995 in memory of a popular student athlete who died that year at the age of 21. 

    In addition to the scholarship, the foundation provides financial assistance to those in need and helps to fund the Kendall Madison Fitness Center at East Hampton High School. 

  • With a winter storm warning in effect for the East End through Thursday evening, many are keeping their doors closed for the day.

  • The Bargain Box and Bargain Books, the thrift shops at the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, will reopen on Tuesday at 10 a.m. after a monthlong hiatus. 

    The shops, all gussied up for spring, will celebrate the season ahead with a raffle this week. When a customer makes a purchase, he or she will be entered in a raffle for a $50 voucher for a future shopping spree at the L.V.I.S. The drawing will be on Saturday at 4 p.m.

  • Bridgehampton beat Stony Brook 54-36 in the county Class C-D championship game at William Floyd High School on Saturday afternoon.

    The Bees may have gone into the game a little overconfident, according to their coach, Carl Johnson, because two of Stony Brook's best players were benched, including the point guard, who sat out with an injury. Nevertheless, Stony Brook kept up with Bridgehampton in the first half, waiting until the last few seconds on the clock during each possession to get off a shot. The Bees led 19-14 at the half.

  • Harborfields High School defeated the East Hampton High School boys basketball team in the county Class A semifinal game on Friday.

    The second-seeded Tornadoes prevailed 73-58 at home against the third-seeded Bonackers to qualify for the championship game on Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station. 

  • A fire chief responding to an automatic fire alarm call at a house in Bridgehampton on Sunday morning smelled smoke, called for engines to respond, and then discovered flames that firefighters were able to quickly extinguish.

    The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to a house on Job’s Lane, near Pointe Mecox Lane, at about 9:50 a.m. Mark Balserus, the second assistant fire chief, reported a strong smell of smoke at the house and had dispatchers alert the rest of the department about a fire at about 10:10 a.m.

  • Valentine's Day is Saturday, and before you start with the excuse that there's nothing happening in the Hamptons in the dead of winter, take a look at these ideas for spending time with your valentine. Even if you are sans date this year, the weekend's line-up is sure to keep your heart happy.