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  • With New York state’s standardized English and math tests coming up, the Teachers Association of Sag Harbor is hoping to reach parents who have questions about how to opt out of the tests.

    In a letter posted on Facebook on Tuesday via the group South Fork Alliance for Common Sense Education, the union announced it has planned a forum for parents to learn about the opt out movement. A documentary called “Standardized” will be screened. The event is planned for tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Whalers Church, which is at 44 Union Street in Sag Harbor.

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    Daniel Gaunt of Coram parked his Ford van outside Luz’s Deli on the morning of March 30. He returned to the van to find that several items had been stolen from the middle console.

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  • Joyce Ruth Silver, 81, a psychotherapist who had an early career as an artist working in jewelry, textiles, and paint, died at her New York City home on March 5. A part-time Water Mill resident, she had had cancer for two years.

  • Ralph J. Ficorelli Sr., a co-owner of Suburban Sanitation and a leader in the Sag Harbor American Legion, died on Sunday at Southampton Hospital. He was 81 and had been ill.

    Mr. Ficorelli ran Suburban Sanitation in Sag Harbor with Jack McLaughlin. The company provides residential and commercial waste removal, as well as snowplowing and other services. He lived on Joseph Francis Boulevard in Sag Harbor.

  • Thomas D. Musnicki of Garden City, a native of Bridgehampton, died on March 20 at Winthrop Hospital in Garden City after a short illness. He was 69.

  • Elba Tramontano, a former beauty queen who owned the Park Place Beauty Salon in East Hampton for 35 years, died on April 1 at the Oak Hollow Nursing Center in Middle Island. She was 99 and had Alzheimer’s disease for the last five years.

    Mrs. Tramontano was born on Sept. 8, 1915, in Salamanca, Spain, one of 14 children of Miguel and Ortiz Hernandez. She grew up in Havana, Cuba, where in 1938, at the age of 23, she was named Miss Havana Cuba in a pageant that involved a swimming contest and swimwear and formal wear competitions.

  • Jacqueline Szczepankowski was proud of her roots on the South Fork, and they ran deep. In 1686, her ancestor Ezekiel Sandford, a wheelwright, built the original bridge that connected Bridge Lane to Sagg Road, giving Bridgehampton its name.

    Mrs. Szczepankowski died at home on Wainscott Main Street on March 11. She was 85 and had been in declining health for the past two years.

  • Dorothy Ann Barnes, whom many knew at the Barnes store in Springs, which she and her husband, the late Clarence Barnes Sr., ran for more than 30 years, died at home on Springs-Fireplace Road on March 28. She was 78 and had cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for several months.

  • Richard Alan Ensor, a man of diverse accomplishments who lived on the South Fork between the 1970s and the 1990s, died at the hospice division of St. Albans Hospital in Queens on Jan. 24 after having had a stroke six weeks earlier. He was 93.

  • A memorial service for Robert Farrar Capon, an Episcopal priest who once served at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton, will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. at St. Luke’s Chapel in Wading River. Mr. Capon died on Sept. 5, 2013, at the age of 87.

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