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  • Amagansett

    Chini Alarco of Whitmore’s Garden Shop and Nursery reported several items stolen from an outdoor display area, including an outdoor shower worth $600 and two duffel bags, valued at $99 each. Several smaller items were taken as well. That happened before Sept. 5, and last week two rare shrubs, valued at $500, were taken from the same nursery.

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    Southampton Town Grants
        Applications are now available for certified 501(c)3 organizations to apply for annual grants from the Town of Southampton. Human services grants assist organizations that help people obtain employment, counseling, psychotherapy, health care, child care, and educational services. Cultural arts and recreational grants mainly assist organizations that encourage visual or performing arts and recreational programs.

  •     Luigi Pavia, who grew up on Squaw Road in East Hampton and attended the Springs School and East Hampton High School, died on Saturday in New York City. The cause had not been determined, his family said. He was 44.
        Mr. Pavia was a son of Natalie Edgar, a painter, who survives, and the late Philip Pavia, a sculptor who was a strong force in the midcentury avant-garde art scene in New York.

  •     Richard Michael Edelstein of East Hampton, 47, who managed several restaurants and other establishments on the South Fork over the past 20 years, died at Southampton Hospital on Sept. 7. A sister, Marcia Darrow of Pelham, N.Y., said he had had a heart attack at work.
        Mr. Edelstein was born in Manhattan on Dec. 15, 1964, to Harvey Edelstein and the former Ruth Salzberg. Two years later, they moved to Montauk full time. Mr. Edelstein graduated from the Montauk School and, in 1983, from East Hampton High School.

  •     Frances Taylor (Fran) Berg was a founding member of the Montauk Point Sun, Surf, and Wave Worshipers Association formed, tongue-in-cheek, in 1976. Members called themselves Pointers, and “worshipped” in the sandy cove east of Ditch Plain. According to their decree, “we shall consider anything else beside the Point.”

  •     Music was everything to Gregg Lee Rickards, an Amagansett resident who died on Aug. 29 of a recurrence of cancer that he had first been diagnosed with seven years earlier.
        Mr. Rickards played bass, both electric and stand-up, since his years at East Hampton High School, where he was in the orchestra and jazz band. He had discovered his love for playing after receiving a guitar as a Christmas present when he was in the eighth grade.

  •     Betty Nugent Cook, a former resident of East Hampton, where she was a member of the Ramblers, the Ladies Village Improvement Society, and the South Fork Country Club, died on Sept. 14 at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport. She was 95.
        Ms. Cook had lived at Peconic Landing in Greenport since 2002, but enjoyed reunions with her friends from years past. She was active in the community in her younger years and belonged to the American Association of University Women as well as the East Hampton Presbyterian Church.

  •     Leane B. Cheek, a retired speechwriter for the New York City Department of Aging, died on Sept. 12 at Southampton Hospital after a brief illness. She was 78. Mrs. Cheek lived on Augie’s Path in East Hampton for 13 years.
        She was born in Manhasset to James Bancroft and the former Ethyl Creselius. She graduated from Manhasset High School and went on to attend Smith College, where she graduated with the class of 1956. Later in life she studied psychology at the New School for Social Research in New York City.

  • September 10, 1987
        John Kenney of New York and Shelter Island, who nine days before had won a 5K here, continued the string by leading some 200 runners across the line in Monday’s Great Bonac 10K race in Springs.
        Kenney, a 31-year-old IBM systems engineer, covered the 6.2-mile course in 31 minutes and 41 seconds. Kevin Barry, also of Shelter Island, who won this race last year and in 1985, was third in 33:04.

  • Thursday, September 20
    GIRLS SOCCER, Rocky Point at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
    GOLF, Westhampton Beach vs. East Hampton, South Fork Country Club, Amagansett, 4 p.m.


    Friday, September 21
    FIELD HOCKEY, Port Jefferson at East Hampton, 6 p.m.

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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.