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  •     Bailey Marie Thompson and Jeremy Ryan Somero of Beach Plum Road in Montauk were married on Sept. 14 at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in that hamlet. The Rev. Mike Rieder officiated. A reception catered by the Harvest restaurant followed at Montauk County Park.
        The bride, who will keep her name, is a daughter of Deborah Thompson of Montauk and the late Larry Thompson. A massage therapist at the Deborah Thompson Day Spa, she graduated from Colby Sawyer College in 2003 and from the Finger Lakes School of Massage in 2007.

  • East Hampton
    Joan Z. Holden of Accabonac Road was vacationing in Switzerland in August. When she returned at the end of the month she discovered some valuable jewelry missing, including a vintage Georg Jensen pendant, a Jensen ring, and several other pieces, together worth over $1,000. Police have checked East End pawn shops without finding anything and are continuing to investigate.

  • Act Now!
        Fall after-school workshops run by Stages, a Children’s Theatre Workshop, started last week, but space is still available for serious young thespians looking to polish their skills.

  • East Hampton Town

    Consider C.P.F. Buys

        Two properties being eyed for preservation through a town purchase with the community preservation fund will be the subject of an East Hampton Town Board hearing next Thursday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
        The board will take comments from the public on the proposed purchase of 1.1 acres at 8 Deer Path in Springs, owned by Barry McCallion and JoAnne Canary. The cost is $385,000.

  •     The Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor has invited the public to watch the presidential debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Wednesday, on Oct. 16 from Hofstra University in Hempstead, and on Oct. 22. They will be shown on a large projection-screen television. The Joe Biden-Paul Ryan vice presidential debate on Oct. 11 will also be shown, as will election night coverage. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the debates begin an hour later.
    Admission is free. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase at the bar in the theater’s lobby.

  •     Willie James Brown of Sag Harbor, who ran the James Brown Barber Shop on Halsey Avenue in Southampton for generations, died at the Bridgehampton house of his brother, Hanson Brown Jr., on  Sept. 21. He was 70 years old and had myeloma, a blood cancer.

  •     A graveside service for Margaret L. Butts will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Andrew’s Cemetery in Sag Harbor.
        Ms. Butts died on March 15. She was 72. Known as Peggy, she was a secretary for 30 years at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor. She retired from the school district in the early 1990s and moved with her husband, Fred L. Butts Jr., to Florida to be near their children and grandchildren. Mr. Butts died before her.

  •     Annette Sabin of Amagansett died yesterday of heart disease. She was 89 and is survived by her children, Barbara Mikulic and Robert and Andrew Sabin.
        A private service will be held tomorrow. Friends have been invited to call on Andrew Sabin at his house on Bluff Road tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and on Monday at his home in New York City.
        A full obituary will appear in a future issue.


  •     A jazz memorial for Hal McKusick, a noted musician who lived in Sag Harbor and in recent years taught at the Ross School in East Hampton, will be held at Saint Peter’s Church at 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street in Manhattan on Monday at 7 p.m. Mr. McKusick died on April 10 in Sag Harbor.

  •     Edmund Raphael Davis of Ocean Road, Bridgehampton, died on Monday at Southampton Hospital. He was 86. His funeral service will be private. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

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  • 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.

  • 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.