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  •     Wilson Moore Griffing Jr., a 12th-generation Long Islander and a nearly lifelong resident of Amagansett, died of cardiac arrest on March 23 at a nursing home in Freeport after a prolonged period of failing health. He was 85.
        Mr. Griffing, who was known as Sonny, was born in Amagansett on Aug. 14, 1927, to Wilson Griffing and the former Irene Gosman. He grew up on Main Street. When his father died in 1977, Mr. Griffing inherited the house he was born in and continued to live there until the time of his own death.

  •     Visiting hours for Martin E. Forsberg of Springs, 45, who died on April 3, will be tomorrow from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • East Hampton Village

    A Three Mile Harbor Road resident was caught dumping household trash into an East Hampton Village garbage can last Thursday. The man was issued a summons for dumping, as well as a parking ticket, and then had to haul his trash away.

  • From Egg to Chick

        Families can learn about the life cycle of the chicken, starting with the egg, at the Amagansett Library on Saturday. The program, run by the Cornell Cooperative Extension, will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will include a chance to meet real chicks and hens. Reservations have been requested.


    Paint, Canvas, Action!

  • AMAGANSETT
    J. Capilets to 133 Mulford L.L.C., 133 Mulford Lane, .15 acre, Jan. 30, $305,000.
    J. Shanholt to 123 Miankoma Lane L.L.C., 123 Miankoma Lane, .52 acre (vacant), Feb. 14, $2,650,000.
    D. Altschuler to Feldberg-Lazarus Trust, 219 Marine Boulevard, .4 acre, Dec. 21, $4,750,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    J. Russo to T. and S. Behm, 19 Atlantic Street, Jan. 25, $710,000.
    B. Sherman to V.G. Pyramid L.P., 358 Accabonac Road, .46 acre, Jan. 18, $680,000.

  •    The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column, of between 700 and 1,200 words, and of short fiction, between 1,000 and 2,000 words.
       Authors can either e-mail their pieces (in text or Word format) to submissions@ehstar.com, with “Fiction” or “Guestwords” in the subject line, or mail them, preferably on disk and saved in a text format, to The Star, Box 5002, East Hampton 11937. A very short biographical note should also be included.

  •     Shattered Glass, a conductor-less string ensemble dedicated to reimagining the concert experience, will perform as part of the Music for Montauk series on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Montauk School. The performers, who met while attending the Manhattan School of Music, are a collection of talent from around the world, with members representing Russia, Venezuela, Korea, China, Taiwan, and cities across the United States.

  •     Bay Street Theatre has announced its second annual Honors Benefit, set for April 27 at East Hampton Point. This year the honorees include David Bray, Ana R. Daniel, Michael Grim, and James Osburn. All of the honorees support Bay Street, as well as many other local businesses and nonprofits.

  •     Houston Person, a renowned tenor saxophonist, will be the featured performer at the Bridgehampton Historical Society’s Parlor Jazz Concert, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the society’s archives building at 2539A Montauk Highway.

  •     Maria D’Amato, a soprano and former lead singer with St. Luke’s Choir, will make a return engagement to East Hampton when she pairs with her fiancé, Dimitrie Lazich, a baritone, for a concert at the church’s Hoie Hall on Saturday at 4 p.m.

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  • 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.

  • A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until Tuesday morning at 6, according to the National Weather Service. Officials in East Hampton and Southampton Towns are warning residents that travel could be hazardous due to snow and ice accumulations and reduced visibilities. 

  • The Artists Alliance of East Hampton announced Friday that its members exhibit this weekend at Ashawagh Hall in Springs has been canceled due to the weather forecast. The Winter 2015 show has been moved to March 7 and 8. The alliance said on its Facebook page that it would make more announcements as the new date approaches.

  • The start time for the East Hampton High School boys basketball game Thursday afternoon at Bayport-Blue Point, where they need a win for a share of the League VI title, has been switched from 4:3o to 4 p.m.

    The Bonackers will look for their 10th straight win when they take on the Phantoms. East Hampton defeated Elwood-John Glenn at home Wednesday night, 84 to 49. They shot 66 percent from the 3-point line and 70 percent from the floor, according to Jack Graves, The Star's sports editor.

  • Josh Lamison, a Bridgehampton High School junior, scored his 1,000th point as a Killer Bee in a home game against Stony Brook Tuesday night.

    Lamison, a junior who has been a Killer Bee since the eighth grade, is a strong inside player, according to Jack Graves, The Star's sports editor. Lamison needed only 4 points to reach the milestone basket in the second quarter Tuesday night at the Hive. 

    Game action was stopped so he could savor the moment. His parents joined him on the court for pictures. 

  • The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt canceled its full "snow moon" hike Tuesday night, opting instead for a full "worm moon" hike next month. The deep snow and ice made it too dangerous to trek out into the Vineyard Field trail for the moonlit walk. Co-sponsored by the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, the leisurely paced hike is now slated for March 5 at 7:30 p.m.

  • The inclement weather and icy roads forecasted for Tuesday morning has caused some rescheduling at Town Hall.