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  •     A funeral service for Patrick A. Malik of Montauk will be held at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in that hamlet tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Fort Hill Cemetery. Mr. Malik, who was 77, died on Sunday.
        Friends and family will gather at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton from 2 to 4 p.m. today and from 7 to 9 tonight. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
     

  •     A funeral Mass for Joan Shea, who died at home in Montauk on Monday at the age of 82, will be said on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk. An obituary for Ms. Shea will appear at a later date.
     

  • Caro’s a Finalist

        Robert A. Caro, whose house in East Hampton has an accompanying uninsulated writing shed that’s known herculean bouts of key-pounding, has been named one of five finalists for a National Book Award in nonfiction. The title, need it be said, is “The Passage of Power,” the latest installment in what might be the biography of the age, “The Years of Lyndon Johnson,” published by Alfred A. Knopf. The winners will be announced on Nov. 14 at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan.

  • Watermill Center Events

        The seventh annual Artist Residency Program at the Watermill Center will begin with residency events tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

  • The East Hampton Volunteer Ocean rescue Squad searched off of Indian Wells beach Friday morning in coordination with the United States Coast Guard and the East Hampton Town Marine Patrol, concerning the report of two flares fired and flashing lights reported the previous night.
  •     Budgets for the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton and the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor passed by comfortable margins on Sept. 29.
    The Hampton Library’s 2013 budget of just over $1.5 million passed with 56 for and 7 against. Residents of the Bridgehampton and Sagaponack School Districts cast ballots in the library vote.
    Harvey Loomis, who ran unopposed, was elected to represent the residents of Sagaponack on the library board.
    In Sag Harbor, the budget of just over $2.2 million was approved 163 to 24.

  •     In an effort to address concerns about density, lot coverage, and “excessive use of land,” the Sagaponack Village Board is considering a number of changes to its village code to deal with maximum building coverage, seasonal rentals, and coverage as it relates to accessory structures like swimming pools, playing courts, fences, walls, decks, and patios. A hearing on the changes will be held on Monday at 4 p.m. at Village Hall.

  • East Hampton Town

    Disciplinary Matters

        The East Hampton Town Board turned its attention this week to several disciplinary matters involving employees.

        Two employees of the East Hampton Town Human Services Department were suspended from their jobs for 30 days on Tuesday following disciplinary charges brought against them by Diane Patrizio, the human services director. 

  • Amagansett

    A Carry-All Club Car golf cart, valued at over $3,000, parked outside the office at the Ocean Colony motel, was stolen on the night of Sept. 24.

    East Hampton

    A 15-speed Newport bicycle was stolen from the Cove Hollow Road driveway of Patricia Sales during the last week of September. The bike was valued at $500.

  •     David H. Hernandez, an East Hampton High School junior and a devout Catholic whose favorite place here was the East Hampton Cinema, took his own life on Sept. 29.
        Born in Cuenca, Ecuador, on Dec. 28, 1995, to Carmita Barros and Humberto Hernandez, he came to East Hampton to live with his mother and sister in 2009.

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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.