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  • Festival Passes
        The Hamptons International Film Festival is offering its founders passes at reduced rates through the end of the year. The passes, which provide priority access to screenings, conversations, and other festival events are now $1,250, a 25 percent discount off this year’s rates.

  •     Students in the Project MOST after-school program at the John M. Marshall Elementary School received a visit from State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. on Dec. 6.
        The two lawmakers visited the program, which also serves students in Springs and Wainscott, in recognition of a state grant awarded to it. They learned how Project MOST supports students academically and visited students doing various enrichment activities, from storytelling to dance and movement to computer technology and cooperative games.

  • East Hampton Village

    A caller told police on the afternoon of Dec. 12 that a small dog, a terrier, had been leashed to a shrub on Newtown Lane for some time, in front of several shops. As an officer tried to coax the dog out from under the shrub, it got free of its collar and ran off, leaving the collar, with tags, behind. Police notified the owner of the incident; it is not known if dog and owner were reunited.

  •     Jacqueline Beh and Charles Brian Clark were married on Oct. 6 in the Church of St. Lawrence the Martyr in Sayville. They are Suffolk County case managers who met on the job. A party for the families of the bride and bridegroom was held at Casa Luis in Smithtown, the site of the newlyweds’ first date.

  • For the Birds
        Kids and their families can give the birds a holiday treat on Saturday at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. Museum staff will work with visitors to make bird-friendly decorations for a holiday tree using seeds, suet, and dried fruit. Children have been asked to take a shoe box so that they can safely carry their decorations home for their own yards.
        The program begins at 10 a.m. and costs $4 per child. Reservations are required.

    Little Red in Sag

  •     Leonard B. Harmon, a retired insurance company owner  and championship bridge player who lived on Jason’s Lane in East Hampton and who was awarded the Purple Heart for an eye injury during World War II, died at home on Nov. 27. The cause was heart failure and stroke, his family said. He was 93.

  •     Jeffrey Brackett Potter died at Southampton Hospital on Saturday after a brief case of pneumonia. He was 94. A resident of East Hampton, he was the author of several books, including an oral biography of Jackson Pollock, “To a Violent Grave,” which was published in 1985.

  •     Miriam Brooks, known as Mim, died on Dec. 12, two days shy of her 94th birthday. She had moved from East Hampton to Binghamton, N.Y., in 2008, and lived most recently in Elizabeth Church Manor, a nursing home there.
        Born in Trenton, N.J., in 1918, the daughter of Marion and Bertram Thompson, she graduated from Trenton High School and went to work as a telephone switchboard operator.

  •     James Joseph Corless of Montauk and Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., died of a heart attack on Dec. 11 while en route to Montauk. Mr. Corless, who was known to friends and family as Jim, was the founder and chief executive of Datacom Management Sciences of Norwalk, Conn. He was 85.

  •     George Dayton Payne III died in his sleep on Dec. 11 at the East Hampton house where he had lived for most of his life. He was 86. In his last years he had emphysema and vascular disease that resulted in the amputation of one of his legs.

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  • The Montauk festivities will have to wait. Thanks to the rain, Saturday's plans have been canceled with the exception of a fireworks show on Saturday night.

  • With Election Day is a little more than a month away, State Senator Lee Zeldin, who is challenging Representative Tim Bishop to represent New York's First Congressional District, visited East Hampton, where he met supporters on Thursday. The cocktail-hour for Mr. Zeldin was held at Cittanuova restaurant in East Hampton Village. The East Hampton Town Republican Committee sponsored the event.

  • Additional batches of tickets to several choice screenings during the upcoming Hamptons International Film Festival went on sale Thursday.

  • 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."