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    A Cedar Lawn Cemetery building had a window smashed open last week, causing $150 in damage. There were tools inside the building, but the caretaker reported nothing missing, and it was not clear whether the building had been entered. Police canvassed the neighborhood but found no witnesses.

  •     Tamara Clement Gianis, a sculptor who worked in marble and alabaster, died at her house in East Hampton on Oct. 22. She was 83, and had suffered from pneumonia.
        Ms. Gianis, who was born in New York City on Nov. 2, 1928, began visiting East Hampton as a child, when her family had a house on Jericho Road.

  •     Eric Louis Rooney, who spent childhood summers in Montauk and for whom it remained a favorite place, was buried at Fort Hill Cemetery there on Nov. 21. Mr. Rooney died in Queens on Nov. 17. The cause of death was an accident, his family said. He was 26.
        Mr. Rooney was born on Sept. 16, 1986, to Bruna DiBiase and Richard Rooney in New York City. He grew up  in Flushing, Queens, and on Butternut Drive in Montauk.

  •     Ray D. Lingwood, a civic-minded member of the Bridgehampton-Water Mill community and founder of the Bridgehampton I.G.A., died on Thanksgiving Day at home in Water Mill. He was three days shy of his 91st birthday.
        Mr. Lingwood was a World War II veteran, a sergeant in the Army Air Corps in charge of a photographic unit in the Pacific theater. He served from August 1942 to the end of the war.

  •     Donald Schellinger, a Sag Harbor carpenter who was known as Dode, died on Tuesday at Southampton Hospital. He was 70 years old and had lung cancer.
        Mr. Schellinger worked over the years as a carpenter for several local businesses. He was a longtime member of the Sag Harbor Fire Department.
        A father and grandfather, Mr. Schellinger was married to the former Judith Warner, who died 10 years ago.

  •     James Bernard Leonard, a former newspaper pressman, died on Thanksgiving Day in a hospital in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He was 91 and had gone to Florida to visit a son.
        Mr. Leonard’s career in newspapers included a stint as a flyboy, a pressroom apprentice who literally caught stacks of papers as they flew off the presses. He went on to become a pressman for The New York Journal-American, The New York Times, and The Daily News, working for that paper in Long Island City until he retired.

  •     Johanna Liesbeth de Kooning of Springs and St. John in the United States Virgin Islands died on Friday while at home on St. John. Ms. de Kooning, who was known as Lisa, was the daughter of the Abstract Expressionist artist Willem de Kooning. She was 56. No services have been announced. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
     

  •     Visiting hours for Emilio Pidilla Berrezueta, 18, a student at Southampton High School, who died on Monday in Montauk, will be tonight from 5 to 9   at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton.
        A funeral Mass will be said tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
     

  •     Visiting hours for Ellen Menaik Cox of Sag Harbor, who died at Southampton Hospital on Sunday, will be held tonight from 7 to 9 at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. Ms. Cox was 86. A service will be held at the funeral home tomorrow at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Sag Harbor. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
     

  •     Visiting hours for Joseph Holmes of Oakview Highway, East Hampton, who died on Tuesday at the age of 70, will be at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m.
        A funeral for him will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Yardley and Pino. Burial will follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton.
     

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  • Middletown — The East Hampton High School boys soccer team won in the New York State Final Four match Saturday, 3-0 over Jamesville-DeWitt, which advances them to the Class A championship Sunday. For the full game story, click here.

  • Tuesday is Veterans Day, a time to honor those who have served the country. There are several parades scheduled between Montauk and Southampton, during which the community can applaud and salute the veterans living among us.  

  • Vinnie Grimes is the Montauk Chamber of Commerce’s person of the year and will be honored at the chamber’s End of Season Gala on Nov. 15 at East by Northeast.

    "Vinnie has given a lifetime of service to his community which is why the Montauk Chamber selected him as Person of The Year for 2014,” Laraine Creegan, the executive director of the chamber, said.

  • The Montauk festivities will have to wait. Thanks to the rain, Saturday's plans have been canceled with the exception of a fireworks show on Saturday night.

  • With Election Day is a little more than a month away, State Senator Lee Zeldin, who is challenging Representative Tim Bishop to represent New York's First Congressional District, visited East Hampton, where he met supporters on Thursday. The cocktail-hour for Mr. Zeldin was held at Cittanuova restaurant in East Hampton Village. The East Hampton Town Republican Committee sponsored the event.

  • Additional batches of tickets to several choice screenings during the upcoming Hamptons International Film Festival went on sale Thursday.

  • 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.