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  • “All My Georgias”
        Living history will walk through the East Hampton Library’s heavy wooden door on Saturday when Redjeb Jordania of Springs arrives to read from his new memoir, “All My Georgias.” His father was the first president of Georgia. In 1921 his family and the entire government fled to France, where Mr. Jordania was born, to escape the Soviet occupation.

  • Amagansett

    Charles Boothe, a driver for East End Taxis, reported to police that he had picked up three young women a little after 2 a.m. on July 9 at Rushmeyer’s in Montauk, intending to take them to an address they gave on Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton. They agreed to a fare of $75, he said. After asking him to stop in Amagansett so they could get pizza, however, they could not agree on a price for waiting time.

  •     JoAnne Lyles of this village has asked for support for Saturday’s Soldier Ride in honor of her son, Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2008. Placards, cheers, noisemakers, and all things red, white, and blue have been requested, and small American flags will be offered for those along the bike route.

  •     Following a report from a housekeeper of a suspicious man at a house on Bendigo Road in Amagansett and a panel truck in the driveway, East Hampton Town police arrested William Lagarenne, 31, on July 11, charging him with burglary in the second degree, grand larceny in the fourth degree, and possession of stolen property. An officer found two Hampton Cruiser bicycles in the truck.

  •     A seminar on hurricane preparedness will be held next Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton.
        Sponsored by the Long Island Power Authority along with the town supervisors of East Hampton, Southampton, and Shelter Island, as well as New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., the session will provide residents with information about how to prepare for and manage a power outage caused by an extreme weather event.

  •     Ronald Webb’s proposal to divide a piece of undeveloped land on Oakview Highway, East  Hampton, into eight lots with houses, with one being for affordable income candidates, appears near final approval, with a site plan ready for a vote, despite the protests of neighbors, who wanted to see the land purchased by the town and preserved as a park.
        The East Hampton Town Planning Board held preliminary discussion about the proposal during a work session on July 11,

  • Ahoy, Matey!
        Whether it’s tying knots, singing a sea chantey, or reading a treasure map, pirate wannabes can learn the ropes (or walk the plank) at Pirate Summer Camp offered at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum Monday through Friday, July 27, and again from Aug. 13 to 17, from 1 to 3 p.m.

  •     With 2012 a major year for the politically inclined, the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons has announced that details about local and national races and candidates, as well as registration information, can be found at
        Oct. 12 is the last day eligible residents can sign up to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. League members have been setting up tables at many South Fork supermarkets, libraries, and farmers markets at which registration materials and change-of-address forms can be obtained.

  •     The Rev. Charles Earle Hopson, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton for 15 years and chaplain to the East Hampton Town Police Department, died at home on July 2. He was 59.

  •     Anna Marie Jones, a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor, died on the morning of July 4 at the age of 93, surrounded by her children. A longtime member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Ms. Jones’s family said she “loved living in this wonderful village.”
        Mrs. Jones was the only child of Bill and Hattie Trimpin. Her father, who was a plumber by trade, served the Village of Sag Harbor as a trustee for 16 years, and as its mayor for 5.

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