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  •     Aaron Feinsot of Springs and Manhattan, an innovator in education who held a number of posts at colleges and universities, died at home in Manhattan on Aug. 2. He was 88.

  •     Rae H. Parks of Sag Harbor, who would have celebrated her 101st birthday on Wednesday, died on Aug. 11 at Southampton Hospital after a short illness. A former executive director of the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center, Mrs. Parks lived for five decades in the Gull Rock Road house in Sag Harbor Hills that her husband, Dr. Mark E. Parks, built for the couple in 1951. He died in 2003.

  •     Elizabeth Magee Daniels, who was a bookkeeper for the Golden Eagle hardware store in East Hampton for almost 25 years and was known as Betty, died at home in Meherrin, Va., on July 15. She was 81.
        She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Clarence Daniels, formerly of Amagansett and now living in Virginia. The couple were married on June 23, 1951.
        After 35 years on Long Island, the couple moved to Virginia, where they became active members of the Catholic church in Meherrin.

  •     Mildred B. Conklin died at home on Dayton Lane in East Hampton on Aug. 19. She was 92 and a lifelong resident of the South Fork with a pedigree that included at least one whaling captain who sailed from Sag Harbor.
        Her mother, Dorothy Hedges, was orphaned at a young age. She lived in the Hampton House in Sag Harbor and used to summer at a camp on Georgica Pond on property now owned by Faith Popcorn, said Mrs. Conklin’s son, James Conklin.

  •     A brief funeral service for Mattie L. Smith of Sayre’s Path in Wainscott, who died Tuesday, will be this evening at 8 at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, during visiting hours, which will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.
        Burial will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Wainscott Cemetery. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • For those out there sulking at the recent lack of fireworks, a silver lining is in sight. At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday the East Hampton Fire Department will send summer out with a bang.

    The department’s annual fireworks display at Main Beach will begin at dusk. Picnickers will have a good portion of the beach to themselves as vehicles will be prohibited from Egypt Beach to Georgica Beach. Those with town beach driving permits will be allowed to drive on at Two Mile Hollow and Wiborg’s Beach.

  • Police said that George Richardson, 50, was last seen at Hartmann's Briney Breezes Motel on Old Montauk Highway.
  • Remember, No Tax!
        State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle reminded parents this week as they shop for back-to-school clothes that New York State has repealed its sales tax on clothing purchases up to $110.
        The repeal went into effect in the spring and is expected to save the average family nearly $200 a year, according to a release from the senator’s office.

    Leather and Wine

    R. Acker and J. Mannix Jr. to A. Hecker and K. Barberi, 106 Meeting House Lane, .46 acre, July 16, $1,800,000.

    G. Friedman to J. Shelly, 137 Springs Fireplace Road, .25 acre, July 13, $275,000.
    S. Lester (by executor) to J. De­Rario, 20 Skimhampton Road, 1.2 acres, June 4, $980,000.
    L. Lesserson to T. Fitzsimons and Kasper, 40 Woodpink Drive, .86 acre, July 11, $580,000.
    T. Walshe and J. Orenstein to N. Butler, 8 North Cape Lane, .62 acre, July 9, $550,000.

  • Thursday, August 30
    HAMPTON CLASSIC, hunter and jumper classes in all five rings, with featured events to include the $5,000 Junior Jumper Classic and the $5,000 Strong’s Marine A-O Jumper Classic in Jumper Ring 2, the $10,000 Sam Edelman Equitation Championship in the Grand Prix Ring at 1:30 p.m., and the $2,500 Marshall & Sterling Adult Amateur Hunter Classic in the Hunter 2 Ring at 1:30, Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, showgrounds.

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