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  •     Beatrice Lorraine Terry Strong, who lived in Wainscott for many years with her husband, Douglas Pierson Strong, and raised a family there, died on Tuesday in Albemarle, N.C., where she had lived for several years. She was 85 and had Alzheimer’s disease, her family said.
        As a New York Telephone Company switchboard operator, Ms. Strong’s voice would have been familiar to several generations of South Fork residents. Later in her working life, she was the switchboard operator at Southampton Hospital.

  •     A funeral service for Timothy Allen Smith, a 25-year member of the Springs Fire Department who was known as Chick, will be held at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. A reception will follow at the fire department. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  •    WordHampton Public Relations has been recognized with a MarCom Award for its work on Long Island Restaurant News, a Web site on the region’s dining scene.
       The company, which has an office in Springs, won the Gold International Communicator Award for best business-to-business Web site. WordHampton represents restaurant, real estate, hospitality, and lifestyle businesses on Long Island and throughout the metropolitian area.

  • EAST HAMPTON
    C. and L. Follenius to R. and J. Munkelwitz, 50 Hand’s Creek Road, 5.02 acres, Oct. 19, $1,790,000.
    T. Garcia and C. Totaro to D. and L. Fuller, 35 Miller Lane West, .13 acre, Sept. 19, $589,000.
    A. and K. Stewart to A. Azoulay, 14 Harvest Lane, .63 acre, Oct. 4, $1,290,000.
    D. and M. Zornow to S. and S. Glaser, 10 Shorewood Drive, .94 acre, Oct. 4, $1,847,625.
    J. and B. Weinstein to E. Fassberg, 14 Bay View Avenue, Oct. 16, $660,000.
    P. and T. Baird to J. and E. Agnello, 25 Rivers Road, .69 acre, Oct. 2, $360,000.

  • Thursday, December 6
    BOWLING, Rocky Point vs. East Hampton, East Hampton Bowl, 3:30 p.m.


    Friday, December 7
    BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Pierson, nonleague, 6 p.m.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Hampton Bays tournament, 5:15 p.m.
    RUGBY, holiday dinner, Page restaurant, Main Street, Sag Harbor, 7 p.m.


    Saturday, December 8
    WRESTLING, Frank (Sprig) Gardner tournament, East Hampton High School, from 9 a.m.

  • November 5, 1987
        The East Hampton-Pierson cross-country team continued its stellar season Saturday by adding the Conference Four title to the league championship it had already won.
        Led by Jim Lattanzio, East Hampton-Pierson won five of the top 10 places in the 3.1-mile race over the hilly Sunken Meadow State Park course to easily defeat its rival, Stony Brook, 25 to 38. East Hampton and Stony Brook, in turn, bested Mattituck, Westhampton, Hampton Bays, LaSalle Military Academy, and Center Moriches.

  •    Anne Chaisson, a longtime adviser to the Hamptons International Film Festival, will take over as its executive director, the festival has announced.
        She will replace Karen Arikian, the director for the past five years, who is leaving to pursue new opportunities, according to a press release. Ms. Arikian will continue as a United States/East Coast delegate to the Berlin International Film Festival and a U.S. consultant for European film promotion.

  •    Igor Lovchinsky will play at the Southampton Cultural Center on Saturday as part of the Rising Stars Piano series at 8 p.m.
        Mr. Lovchinsky was born in Russia and now lives in the United States. He last played with the series three years ago, and also at Pianofest and the Rogers Memorial Library. He will perform works by Chopin, Prokofiev, and Liszt-Horowitz.
        Tickets are $15 and free for students under age 21. They can be purchased at scc-arts.org or at the door 40 minutes prior to the performance.

  •    “Westerly,” a collection of poems by Will Schutt of Wainscott, is the winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets prize for 2012. Since 1919 the prize has been awarded to “the most promising new American poets.” Past winners include John Ashbery, W.S. Merwin, and Adrienne Rich. The award means that Yale University Press will publish Mr. Schutt’s collection in April. And new this year, the winner receives a writing fellowship at the James Merrill House in Stonginton, Conn.

  • East Hampton

    A Cedar Lawn Cemetery building had a window smashed open last week, causing $150 in damage. There were tools inside the building, but the caretaker reported nothing missing, and it was not clear whether the building had been entered. Police canvassed the neighborhood but found no witnesses.

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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." 

  • School starts next week in East Hampton, but first students — and parents — have orientation meetings.

    On Tuesday night, all parents of East Hampton students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to a workshop on how to access online school resources. Two sessions, one in English in the high school library, and one in Spanish in the auditorium, start at 6 p.m.

    Incoming kindergarteners and their families will have an orientation at the John M. Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

  • Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans. 

    The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information. 

  • This weekend will be the first time that it will be illegal to drink alcoholic beverages during the day at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. 

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.