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    A 16-year-old Chinese boarding student at the Ross School in East Hampton had her credit card account hacked last month by someone operating in the Washington, D.C., area. The girl’s mother called her from China to say her Visa bill showed four transactions totaling over $2,000, all on the same day and at the same grocery store in Rockville, Md. After the card was canceled, the thief attempted to use it again, this time in Washington. That charge was declined.

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  • Amanda Bono and James Bennett were married on May 10 at the Amagansett Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Steven Howarth officiated. A reception followed at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett.

    The bride is a daughter of Betsy and Thomas Bono of Eau Claire Street in Springs. Mr. Bennett was raised by Regina and Stephen Lynch of Cooper Lane in East Hampton. His parents are Clint Bennett of East Hampton and Patty Eames of Arizona.

    E. Folpe to S. Statuto, 61 Albert’s Landing Road, 1.5 acres, May 21, $1,350,000.
    J. Samuelson Trust to Outerbridge Associates, 45 Handy Lane and lot 10.1, .63 acre (vacant), May 23, $585,000.
    E. Samuelson Trust to Outerbridge Associates, 39 Handy Lane, .14 acre (vacant), May 23, $125,000.
    T. Burke and R. Baker to Zebra Bumida L.L.C., 274 Main St, .72 acre, May 16, $1,600,000.
    R. and S. Feleppa to Indian Wells L.L.C., 17 Indian Wells Highway, .55 acre, May 2, $2,300,000.

  • Monster Help

    Morgan Neff, who joined Robert Fischer of Fischer Fencing as the chief builders of the 15-foot “Montauk Monster” at the Montauk School’s ball field, where a collegiate wood bat team, the Montauk Mustangs, has been playing this summer, said this week that there were others who helped as well, including Bistrian Gravel, which donated the cement, Robert Schmitter, who trucked the cement to the site, and Mike Ciccariello.

    Breakwater Sailors

  • Thursday, July 24
    BASEBALL, Montauk Mustangs clinic, Montauk School, 9 a.m.-noon.
    BEACH VOLLEYBALL, coed games from 6 p.m., Kirk Park Beach, Montauk.
    WOMEN’S SLOW-PITCH, final series, game one, tentative, Terry King ball field, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett, 7 p.m.

    Friday, July 25
    BASEBALL, Montauk Mustangs clinic, Montauk School, 9 a.m.-noon.

    Saturday, July 26

  • Peter and Will Anderson, saxophonists who began touring at the age of 15, will perform at Guild Hall Monday at 7:30 p.m. The twin brothers, who will be accompanied on guitar by Alex Wintz, will play hits from the American Songbook, New Orleans jazz, and classical adaptations.

    The Andersons have played with Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, and Wycliffe Gordon, and have headlined at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Blues Alley in Washington, D.C., the New Orleans Jazz Fest, and Iowa’s Bix Beiderbecke Festival, among many others.

  • Opera of the Hamptons will present “Christina Fontanelli and Her Fabulous Friends: From Opera to Broadway, a Puccini Night” on Saturday at 7 at Duck Walk Vineyards North in Southold.

    Ms. Fontanelli has performed with the Palm Beach Opera, the Cairo Opera, the Opera of Hong Kong, the New York Grand Opera, and the New Jersey State Opera, and has toured extensively. She will be joined by Benjamin Michael Sloman, a tenor from Australia; Gustavo Ahualli, a baritone from Argentina, and Ryan Kieran, a young baritone from New York City.

  • Walter Klauss, founder and conductor of the Musica Viva concert series in New York City and an organist who has performed internationally, will give a free recital at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor on Sunday at 3 p.m.

    The program will include Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, which Mr. Klauss will play on the church’s 1845 Erben organ, the oldest church organ on Long Island. Mr. Klauss has traveled widely as a recitalist, most recently to perform with the Zurich Symphony Orchestra.

    A reception will follow the recital.

  • The Raggle Taggle Gypsy-Os will perform Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Montauk Library as part of its summer music series. Band members, professional musicians from Brooklyn, perform a full range of Irish music, from traditional to contemporary, as well as American folk music, bluegrass, and country.

    Performers include Jordan Shapiro, guitar, accordion, and vocals, Sarah Alden, fiddle and vocals, and Tim Kiah, bass and vocals. The library’s concerts are free and open to the public.

  • “Voyeur,” a production of the Neo-Political Cowgirls, will take place on five evenings beginning next Thursday at 7, at the Parsons Blacksmith Shop in Springs, across from Ashawagh Hall. Founded and directed by Kate Mueth, the company is dedicated to creating innovative dance theater that explores the female voice.

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  • 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.

  • Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.