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  • August 6, 1987
        Bridgehampton High School’s sophomore wing, Bobby Hopson, and East Hampton’s junior center, Kenny Wood, were starters on the Long Island team that played in the Empire State Games at Syracuse last weekend.

  • Thursday, September 13
    FIELD HOCKEY, Riverhead at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
    BOYS SOCCER, East Hampton at Mount Sinai, 4:30 p.m.
    CROSS-COUNTRY, East Hampton boys and girls at invitational meet, Red Creek Park, Hampton Bays, 4 p.m.


    Friday, September 14
    GIRLS SOCCER, Miller Place at East Hampton, 4 p.m.
    GIRLS TENNIS, East Hampton at Shoreham-Wading River, 4 p.m.
    FOOTBALL, East Hampton at Stony Brook, 7:30 p.m.

  •    Caroline Rob Zaleski will speak at the Amagansett Library on Saturday at 6 p.m. about her book “Long Island Modernism: 1930-1980.” Released by W.W. Norton on Monday, the book has been described as the “first illustrated history of Long Island’s modern architecture.”

  •    Poets House, a national archive in Manhattan of 50,000 volumes of poetry, will host a celebration next Thursday evening of the life of Siv Cedering, a Swedish-born poet who spent much of her adult life on the East End.

  • Montauk Music’s Back
        Music for Montauk will return for its 21st season with a concert at the Montauk Library on Saturday at 7 p.m. Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky, who are pianists, will present a program of works by Schubert, Ravel, Schumann, and others.

  • East Hampton

    Nancy Isaacson’s license plates were stolen from Balcun’s lot on North Main Street earlier this month.

    A Guernsey Lane resident, Barbara Zack, found her front gate damaged and a sliding-glass door shattered on Friday. She told police she had left the door unlocked while she was away the previous few days, but nothing appeared missing. She believes it may have been her lawn care company that did the damage.

  •     “Ask the Mayors,” a free community forum where people can ask questions of Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. of East Hampton, Mayor Brian Gilbride of Sag Harbor, Mayor Mark Epley of Southampton, and Mayor Conrad Teller of Westhampton Beach, will take place on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Cooper’s Farm Road in Southampton.

       During the program, presented by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, the mayors will discuss the economic, environmental, and cultural challenges of their villages.

  •     Fred Houseknecht, an Army corporal who was stationed at Camp Hero in Montauk in 1946 and was so taken with the scenery that he never left, becoming a builder who made his mark on the hamlet by constructing Montauk’s first motel, along with a host of others, died on Sunday at the Westhampton Care Center. He was 86 and had complications of a stroke he had five months ago.

  •     Emily Bodenheimer, a longtime North Haven resident, died at Eastern Long Island Hospital on Aug. 5 of cardiac arrest following hip surgery. Her age is not known; her sister, Arlene Ball Dempsey, said that “she never gave it out.”
         Ms. Bodenheimer was born to Andrew and Emily Dunne Kauffield in Jamaica Estates, Queens. She moved to North Haven in the late ’70s and to Peconic Landing, the retirement home in Greenport, in 2002, spending the last few years at its nursing home, the Shores Care Center.

  •    The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column, of between 700 and 1,200 words, and of short fiction, between 1,000 and 2,000 words.
       Authors can either e-mail their pieces (in text or Word format) to submissions@ehstar.com, with “Fiction” or “Guestwords” in the subject line, or mail them, preferably on disk and saved in a text format, to The Star, Box 5002, East Hampton 11937. A very short biographical note should also be included.

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  • 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.