The East Hampton Library will present its 2015 tentative budget at a hearing tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the Baldwin Family Lecture Room. Registered voters in the East Hampton, Wainscott, and Springs School Districts can cast their ballots on the spending plan on Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The East Hampton Town Recreation Department is offering a number of sports clinics and programs for kids beginning Monday, when a flag football clinic for 6 to 12-year-olds runs from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Sportime Arena on Abraham’s Path in Amagansett. Also at Sportime, inline skating for kids 6 to 9 happens on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m., and for kids 6 to 12 there’s floor hockey from 4 to 5 p.m. that day and roller hockey from 6 to 7 p.m.
A former employee of the Sag Harbor 7-Eleven was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with stealing $1,085 from the store’s cash register. The theft occurred on Aug. 10 and was followed by a month-long investigation.
Sag Harbor police said Bernard T. Cooks of Bridgehampton, 33, had been captured on video taking bills from the register, stuffing them into a plastic bag, and tossing the bag into the garbage. He is said to have done this twice. He later went to the garbage and removed the money, according to police.
George Tilghman, who was known as Fletcher and had owned his own upholstery business, Fletcher’s Interiors, in East Hampton, died on Aug. 4 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., after a lengthy illness. He was 75 and had experienced complications from diabetes, according to his wife, Judy Tilghman.
Margaret Myers, who moved year-round to Maidstone Park in East Hampton about 30 years ago, died at her house on Mudford Avenue on Friday. She was 92 and had been in poor health for some time, her family said.
Much of Mrs. Myers’s life was focused around family and friends. Cooking for and entertaining guests were her joy. Coming from an Italian-American family in Queens, she never needed a cookbook to produce lasagna and other dishes, almost without effort. “She was hospitable; everyone was welcome,” said her daughter, Edna Myers of Mastic Beach.
Martha J. Wolford of Springs was found dead on Aug. 29 at her home on Old Stone Highway. According to her only survivor, a niece who came to East Hampton with her husband this week to settle her affairs, she had been dead for some time, possibly weeks, when police went to the house. A gardener had reported not seeing her for a while.
Linda Sylvia Baker, who grew up in Montauk, died on Friday at her home in Cutchogue at the age of 55. She had suffered from back problems and diabetes, said her husband, Paul W. Baker.
Ms. Baker was an artist who created pencil drawings depicting nature scenes. She loved the water, particularly the ocean, her husband said, having grown up near it. Her family moved from Glen Cove to their Leisurama summer home when she was a teen, and she graduated from East Hampton High School in 1978. One of her first jobs was in the ticket booth for Montauk’s Viking Fleet.
Douglas Mulaire, an artist, educator, and fishing and gardening enthusiast, died of pancreatic cancer on Monday at home in East Hampton. He was 65.
A professor of photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, he lived in Brooklyn as well as East Hampton. He “loved the light and beauty of the East End,” his wife, Susan Taylor, wrote.
With Thanksgiving behind us, the Christmas lights are going up and holiday markets abound. Take a look at what's coming up this weekend from Southampton to Montauk:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28
ADOPT-A-FAMILY: Collection, presents and gift cards for clients of the Retreat, victims of domestic abuse. Call help line, 329-4398, for details.
Forget all that shopping and do something for yourself today. Air out those lungs, stretch those legs, and, maybe, get a couple of hours' break from those relatives: Two trails groups in East Hampton and Southampton are leading post-Thanksgiving outings, and newcomers will be welcomed.
Middletown — The East Hampton High School boys soccer team won in the New York State Final Four match Saturday, 3-0 over Jamesville-DeWitt, which advances them to the Class A championship Sunday. For the full game story, click here.
Vinnie Grimes is the Montauk Chamber of Commerce’s person of the year and will be honored at the chamber’s End of Season Gala on Nov. 15 at East by Northeast.
"Vinnie has given a lifetime of service to his community which is why the Montauk Chamber selected him as Person of The Year for 2014,” Laraine Creegan, the executive director of the chamber, said.
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.
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