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  •     The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons has proclaimed it a “week of love” at its adoption center at 90 Daniel’s Hole Road. In celebration of Valentine’s Day and in hopes of finding homes for pets in its care, the center has extended its adoption hours by an hour, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Through next Thursday, those who adopt will receive a free 2013 ARF calendar, a flower pen, and a pet portrait. The adoption fees will be reduced, and tours of the facility will be given. Refreshments will be served as well.

  •     Working capital small business loans are still available to small businesses, agricultural cooperatives, and private, nonprofit organizations who have unpaid bills and lost business due to Hurricane Sandy. The Small Business Association loans have a cap of $2 million for physical damage and economic injury, and are also available to homeowners associations and planned unit developments.

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    The trailer that serves as a lunchroom at a construction site at 14 Tyson Lane East was where Christopher Piacentine last saw his Apple iPhone 4 on Feb. 1. He told police three men were in the trailer when he left it after having breakfast. Police questioned the three, all of whom denied knowing the whereabouts of the missing cellphone.

    Both town and village police were busy in the snow all weekend dealing with numerous calls of downed wires, fallen trees, and auto accidents.

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  •     Kelly Anne Doroski loved being a stay-at-home mom and spending her time with the two men in her life, her fiancé, Max Corrigan, and their 22-month-old son, Joshua Aiden.
        Born on May 15, 1989, in Southampton to William J. Doroski and the former Patricia L. Smith, she grew up in Sag Harbor, and graduated from Pierson High School.

  •     Sallie Rae Hammer, described by her family as a 12th-generation Bonacker and known as Aunt Sal, died last Thursday at the age 60 after a long illness.
        She had lived in Jonesville, Va., where she died, for the last eight years. Prior to that she spent all of her life in Springs, where people knew her as a straight talker who “would give you the shirt off her back” and make people laugh at the same time, according to her daughter Michele Hammer Hill.

  •     Suzanne May Marks of Treescape Drive in East Hampton and Highland Beach, Fla., died on Jan. 31 in Boca Raton, Fla. At the age of 80. She had been diagnosed with esophageal cancer a little over a year ago.
        Ms. Marks, who for three decades spent several months of each year in East Hampton, was born in New York City on May 16, 1932, to Edward and Piri Schweiger. She grew up in the city and attended Hunter College there.

  •     Betty Barton Evans, a summer resident of Pondview Lane, East Hampton, who worked during World War II for the United States Coordinator of Information, the precursor to the Office of Strategic Services, and who later bred a Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes-winning horse, died at home in Greenwich, Conn., on Feb. 5. She was 89. The cause was gastric cancer, her family said.

  •     Pierre Lucien Schoenheimer, a financier and decades-long summer resident of East Hampton, died at his apartment in Manhattan on Jan. 25. The family did not provide a cause of death. He was 79.
        Mr. Schoenheimer’s parents purchased a house in Montauk in the 1950s. He and his family remained connected to the area ever since.
        Mr. Schoenheimer was born in Paris in July 1933 to Fritz R. Schoenheimer and the former Ellen Berliner. The family fled Europe in 1941, ultimately settling in New York.

  •     The Rev. Denis C. Brunelle will officiate at a funeral for Marilyn Johnson of  Springs on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton. Ms. Johnson died on Monday at the Westhampton Care Center. Her ashes will be buried following the service in the church’s memorial garden.
        Those organizing the funeral have said that Ms. Johnson did not care for flowers and would not have wanted them. They suggested donations instead to St. Luke’s. An obituary for her will appear in a future issue.

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  • 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.

  • Valentine's Day is Saturday, and before you start with the excuse that there's nothing happening in the Hamptons in the dead of winter, take a look at these ideas for spending time with your valentine. Even if you are sans date this year, the weekend's line-up is sure to keep your heart happy.

  • A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until Tuesday morning at 6, according to the National Weather Service. Officials in East Hampton and Southampton Towns are warning residents that travel could be hazardous due to snow and ice accumulations and reduced visibilities. 

  • The Artists Alliance of East Hampton announced Friday that its members exhibit this weekend at Ashawagh Hall in Springs has been canceled due to the weather forecast. The Winter 2015 show has been moved to March 7 and 8. The alliance said on its Facebook page that it would make more announcements as the new date approaches.

  • The start time for the East Hampton High School boys basketball game Thursday afternoon at Bayport-Blue Point, where they need a win for a share of the League VI title, has been switched from 4:3o to 4 p.m.

    The Bonackers will look for their 10th straight win when they take on the Phantoms. East Hampton defeated Elwood-John Glenn at home Wednesday night, 84 to 49. They shot 66 percent from the 3-point line and 70 percent from the floor, according to Jack Graves, The Star's sports editor.

  • Josh Lamison, a Bridgehampton High School junior, scored his 1,000th point as a Killer Bee in a home game against Stony Brook Tuesday night.

    Lamison, a junior who has been a Killer Bee since the eighth grade, is a strong inside player, according to Jack Graves, The Star's sports editor. Lamison needed only 4 points to reach the milestone basket in the second quarter Tuesday night at the Hive. 

    Game action was stopped so he could savor the moment. His parents joined him on the court for pictures. 

  • The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt canceled its full "snow moon" hike Tuesday night, opting instead for a full "worm moon" hike next month. The deep snow and ice made it too dangerous to trek out into the Vineyard Field trail for the moonlit walk. Co-sponsored by the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, the leisurely paced hike is now slated for March 5 at 7:30 p.m.

  • The inclement weather and icy roads forecasted for Tuesday morning has caused some rescheduling at Town Hall.