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  • The Long Island Environmental Voters Forum has endorsed David Calone, a businessman and former chairman of the Suffolk County Planning Commission, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for New York’s First Congressional District. The party’s nominee will oppose Representative Lee Zeldin, the Republican incumbent, who will seek a second term.
  • As a child Barbara Bishop Bartle spent summers in East Hampton Village in a French provincial house near the corner of Woods Lane and Ocean Avenue.
  • John Glover Girdler, a summer resident of Montauk, died in his sleep on Feb. 10 at an assisted living facility in Seattle.
  • Scott Ward Freese, an East Hampton native who had moved to Sebastian, Fla., died on Feb. 3 in Sebastian at the age of 57.
  • Chester Lamar Lane, a deacon of the Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton who lived on Spinner Lane, next door to the church, died at Southampton Hospital on Feb. 15.
  • Dorothy Freedman, a member of the East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society and a competitive bridge player who loved the arts, died at her East Hampton house on Feb. 14 with two of her children nearby.
  • Msgr. Thomas J. Hartman, a Catholic priest who was deeply devoted to his ministry, which included appearances with Rabbi Marc Gellman as half of “The God Squad” televison program, died on Feb. 16 at the TownHouse Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Uniondale from complications related to Parkinson’s disease.
  • Anna Eileen O’Halloran Burke was known as the loving matriarch of her family, a Noyac mother of 5, grandmother of 13, and great-grandmother of 14.
  • Donald M. Marks, a decorated World War II veteran and longtime principal in the New York public school system, died on Valentine’s Day in a hospice in Potomac, Md.

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  • Two workshops on important and serious subjects for teens will be held in the coming days — on suicide awareness on Saturday at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton and on dating violence at the East Hampton Library on Wednesday.
  • East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman will be the speakers at a League of Women Voters of the Hamptons forum on Monday at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton.
  • Project Most, the nonprofit that runs after-school programs at the Springs School and the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton, will hold its annual Empty Bowls soup fund-raiser on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Amagansett American Legion on Montauk Highway.

    This year, roughly 30 soups and stews prepared by expert chefs and local restaurants are expected. The cost is $15, $5 for children under 14. Quarts of soup to go are $15. Doughnuts will be provided by Dreesen’s, and Kona Ice will be there with ices for dessert.

    East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez will be honored.

  • Citizens for Access Rights will hold a fund-raiser trivia night at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett tomorrow at 7. Teams of four can sign up in advance for $25 per person, $20 for current CfAR members, at Anyone who wants to take part but cannot form a team will be matched up with other players. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the first question at 7.

    CfAR advocates on behalf of four-wheel-drive enthusiasts who use the town’s ocean and bay beaches.

  • The Hampton Classic horse show has called for submissions for artwork for its annual poster. The deadline for entries is March 1.
  • Victims of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting will be honored on Saturday, as a group of East Hampton residents initiates lobbying efforts for gun control and school safety.
  • The death of Montauk’s Deborah Lee Scheffer on Feb. 9 has inspired an outpouring of generosity.

    Ms. Scheffer, who died on Feb. 9 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital from complications of childbirth, was survived by her husband, Dan Scheffer, and the couple’s two sons, Coen, age 4, and Benjamin, their newborn.

    A GoFundMe page was created the next day by the Scheffer family and friends with the intention of raising money to help support Mr. Scheffer and his children through the difficult times to come.

  • Activities in the great outdoors in the coming days.
  • This weekend is the last chance to see Guild Hall's 2018 Student Art Festival, which features work by kids in kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • Job-seekers have been encouraged to attend an event Friday at the East Hampton Library presented by the Suffolk One-Stop Employment Center at which a range of businesses will meet prospective employees. No appointment is necessary, though the library has advised those planning to attend to take copies of their resumes and dress to impress. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.