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  •     James Joseph Corless of Montauk and Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., died of a heart attack on Dec. 11 while en route to Montauk. Mr. Corless, who was known to friends and family as Jim, was the founder and chief executive of Datacom Management Sciences of Norwalk, Conn. He was 85.

  •     George Dayton Payne III died in his sleep on Dec. 11 at the East Hampton house where he had lived for most of his life. He was 86. In his last years he had emphysema and vascular disease that resulted in the amputation of one of his legs.

  •     John R. Talmage, who grew up in East Hampton and the Bronx, died on Dec. 5 in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, following an aneurism. He was 74.
        Mr. Talmage was born in New York City on Feb. 2, 1938. Raised in East Hampton by his mother, the former Ruth Thinnes, and his stepfather, Donald Gould, he graduated from East Hampton High School with the class of 1955 and went on to Pace College and Rutgers University, eventually becoming a certified public accountant.

    C. Giuseppone to G. and K. Kollitides, 69 Cliff Drive, .39 acre, Oct. 25, $2,700,000.

    H. Edwards (by executor) to Old Hedge Capital, 72 Cooper Lane, .34 acre, Oct. 26, $867,000.
    M. Balsam (by executor) to D. Lepere and A. Watts, 716 Hands Creek Road, .76 acre, Oct. 19, $650,000.
    A. and B. Nadell to L. Razak and Attar-Razak, 506 Hands Creek Road, 1.4 acres, Oct. 26, $870,000.
    D. Kursch and V. Gray to C. Warren, 2 Seaton Street, Oct. 10, $550,000.


  •    Five female athletes from East Hampton were in the news this past week.
       Maddie Minetree, a freshman at Rollins College in Florida, and her three 800-meter relay teammates broke the school record by 13 seconds at a regional meet in Fort Lauderdale over the weekend, qualifying for the National Collegiate Athletic Association meet that is to be held in Birmingham, Ala., in March. It’s the first time that a Rollins relay team has done so.

  • Thursday, December 20
    BOYS SWIMMING, East Hampton at Sachem East, nonleague, 4:30 p.m.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, Pierson-Bridgehampton at Port Jefferson, 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, December 21
    BOYS BASKETBALL, holiday tournament, East Hampton vs. Dalton, 6 p.m., and Southampton vs. Bridgehampton, 8, Southampton High School.

  •    Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack will hold its first holiday market on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. in the summer studio.              
       Seasonal and festive gifts will include potted paperwhites, gardening books, and homemade pomanders. Gardening tools and an edited selection of accessories for the home will also be available for last-minute shoppers and gardening enthusiasts.

  •     At the Living Room restaurant at c/o the Maidstone in East Hampton, the menu was changed at the beginning of the month to reflect a Scandinavian or Nordic influence, with a selection of dishes featuring seasonal items. Another section of the menu is devoted to items that are “always at the Living Room,” such as the Lojrom caviar served with a crispy potato cake and herring three ways. The seasonal portion of the menu will change approximately four times throughout the year.

  •    Anne M. Black Koehler of East Hampton, a maternity nurse at Southampton Hospital for 24 years, died on Nov. 24 at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn of complications following heart surgery. She was 78.
        Many people who recognized her from the hospital would stop her on the street or in a store to introduce her to their children whom she had helped deliver, her family said. “People always told us what a special nurse she was to them.”

  •     Timothy Allen Smith, a 27-year member of the Springs Fire Department whom friends called Chick, died on Nov. 30 of a heart-related illness. He was 51.
        His friends said he was “a born, bred Bonacker.” A lifelong resident of East Hampton and graduate of East Hampton High School, Mr. Smith was a carpenter who enjoyed boating, fishing, clamming, and watching Nascar races.

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