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  •    Edwin A. Hedges, a Bridgehampton native and an Air Force veteran, died on April 16 at the Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 81.
        Mr. Hedges, a graduate of Bridgehampton High School, worked for much of his life at the Bohack’s and King Kullen grocery stores in that hamlet.
        He was born on Sept. 17, 1931, the son of Allen and Miriam Hedges of Bridgehampton.

  •    Madge T. Lester of Sandra Drive in Springs, who was her husband’s fishing partner and a cook who lent her skills to local restaurants, died at Southampton Hospital on April 17. She was 74 and had been ill for a long time.
        She was born on March 20, 1939, in Southport, N.Y., and was adopted by Homer Thayer Heaton and Gay Bernard Heaton. The couple owned Fireplace Lodge, a summer camp at the end of Springs Fireplace Road. Madge Heaton grew up in Springs where she met Stewart Lester, a bayman who also was an offshore lobster fisherman.

  •    Ethel E. Salomon, whose family was among the first to have a house at Sammy’s Beach, East Hampton, and who had worked for Robert Moses at the Long Island Parks Commission, died last Thursday in Boca Raton, Fla., after a long illness, her family said. She was 96.
        Ms. Salomon was, on her mother’s, Edith’s, side a descendent of the Young family, which arrived on the North Fork in the 1600s. She was born on April 16, 1917, in the Philippines, where her mother and father, Walter Salomon, lived for a time.

  •     Sarah Hoyt Wethington, an Amagansett native who went to school there and at East Hampton High School, died on April 12 in Morgan Hill, Calif. The cause was leukemia, her family said.
        She was born in Amagansett to Edward Hoyt and the former Christine Pagac in 1936. Her first love was the ocean on Long Island, where she grew up, married, and later visited at every opportunity, her daughter, Carol Johnson of Morgan Hill, said.

  •    Richard James Johnsen, an 83-year-old Amagansett resident who enjoyed gardening, deep-sea fishing, and clamming, died of respiratory failure on April 11 in Boynton Beach, Fla.
        Born in the Bronx on Dec. 26, 1929, to Rongvald Johnsen and the former Hilda Olsen, Mr. Johnsen was raised in the Throgs Neck area of that borough.

  •    Carole Kasbar Bulman died at her house in Wainscott on April 18 following a long battle with cancer. She was 70 years old and had been ill for nine years.
        Mrs. Bulman was born in Brooklyn on March 21, 1943, to Adel Kasbar and the former Josephine Kassar. She grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge.

  •    Visiting hours for John Donohue of East Hampton will be held on Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. A funeral Mass will follow at 1 p.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
        Mr. Donohue, who was 72, died yesterday. A full obituary will appear in a future issue.

  •     An obituary in last week’s paper for Helen Louise Freytag failed to mention some of her survivors. Mrs. Freytag died on April 12 at Southampton Hospital after suffering a number of health issues in recent years. In addition to her daughter, Diana F. Wunschel, who was mentioned in her obituary, she also leaves two sisters, Vivian Marie Tollefson of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Annalee Smith of Apache Junction, Ariz., three grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. The obituary also gave an incomplete name for the tavern she ran on Newtown Lane in East Hampton.

    J. and B. Laviero (by administrator) to H. Quiroz, 86 Crystal Drive, .56 acre (vacant), March 6, $150,000.
    Sid Cullum Inc. to W.A.G. Properties L.L.C., 46 Three Mile Harbor Road, .37 acre, Feb. 28, $1,040,000.
    61 Buell Lane to M. and K. Lieb, 61 Buell Lane Extension, March 1, $3,775,000.
    T. Ovanessian to P. Jakab and I. Fein, 68 Oyster Shores Road, Feb. 28, $2,200,000.

    F. Schnall and T. Boston to S.R.U. Realty L.L.C., 18 Pondview Lane, 1.2 acres (vacant), Nov. 15, $5,100,000.

  •    Mike Ritsi, who oversees the East Hampton Town Little League’s baseball and softball umpires, said Tuesday that while he has 10 or so umpires on hand at the moment, he is, nevertheless, short-handed.
        “I’ll be happy to take anyone who volunteers, though I’d prefer it not be a parent-coach,” he said during a brief conversation Tuesday.

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  • The young dancers of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School presented their spring ballet this weekend at Guild Hall's John Drew Theater in East Hampton.
  • Friday is the final day of the WPPB spring pledge drive, and the sole National Public Radio-affiliated station based on Long Island has taken to YouTube to extend its pitch. Geir Magnusson, a videomaker and commercial photographer, prepared the short spot, which features a number of the WPPB hosts.

  • For the first time in 16 years, the Bridgehampton boys are heading back to Glens Falls for a chance at a state basketball championship. 

    The Bees easily won the New York State southeastern Class D regional game, pouncing on Livingston Manor, from Sullivan County, 60-39 Friday evening at Suffolk Community College in Selden. 

  • The annual Empty Bowls event benefiting the Springs Seedlings Project happens on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion. Guests who have been invited to bring their own bowls, large or small, can sampele soups prepared by 28 chefs. Bowls will be provided by those arriving without one. Guests can take soups to go as well. 

    The event also includes raffles and baked goods. Admission is $12, $5 for children 13 and under. Kids under 5 will be admitted free. 

  • The annual fund-raiser for the Kendall Madison Foundation happens Friday night at 8 at the Stephen Talkhouse. The $20 donation funds the Kendall Madison Scholarship Fund, established in 1995 in memory of a popular student athlete who died that year at the age of 21. 

    In addition to the scholarship, the foundation provides financial assistance to those in need and helps to fund the Kendall Madison Fitness Center at East Hampton High School. 

  • With a winter storm warning in effect for the East End through Thursday evening, many are keeping their doors closed for the day.

  • The Bargain Box and Bargain Books, the thrift shops at the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, will reopen on Tuesday at 10 a.m. after a monthlong hiatus. 

    The shops, all gussied up for spring, will celebrate the season ahead with a raffle this week. When a customer makes a purchase, he or she will be entered in a raffle for a $50 voucher for a future shopping spree at the L.V.I.S. The drawing will be on Saturday at 4 p.m.

  • Bridgehampton beat Stony Brook 54-36 in the county Class C-D championship game at William Floyd High School on Saturday afternoon.

    The Bees may have gone into the game a little overconfident, according to their coach, Carl Johnson, because two of Stony Brook's best players were benched, including the point guard, who sat out with an injury. Nevertheless, Stony Brook kept up with Bridgehampton in the first half, waiting until the last few seconds on the clock during each possession to get off a shot. The Bees led 19-14 at the half.

  • Harborfields High School defeated the East Hampton High School boys basketball team in the county Class A semifinal game on Friday.

    The second-seeded Tornadoes prevailed 73-58 at home against the third-seeded Bonackers to qualify for the championship game on Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station. 

  • A fire chief responding to an automatic fire alarm call at a house in Bridgehampton on Sunday morning smelled smoke, called for engines to respond, and then discovered flames that firefighters were able to quickly extinguish.

    The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to a house on Job’s Lane, near Pointe Mecox Lane, at about 9:50 a.m. Mark Balserus, the second assistant fire chief, reported a strong smell of smoke at the house and had dispatchers alert the rest of the department about a fire at about 10:10 a.m.