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  • The local action of the 2015 campaign of One Billion Rising, a mass demonstration launched three years ago to end violence against women, will take place tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. at Dodds and Eder Home in Sag Harbor.

    Kate Mueth and the Neo-Political Cowgirls, an East End company of women dedicated to creating dance theater that explores the female voice, has organized the event, which will include a flash mob dance, poetic readings, and performances by Skylar Day, Lynn Blue, the East Hampton High School Key Club, and Escola de Samba BOOM.

  • “Snow Orchid,” a play by Joe Pintauro, is enjoying a limited engagement at the Lion Theater in Manhattan through Feb. 28. A photographer and novelist as well as an acclaimed playwright, Mr. Pintauro lives in Sag Harbor.

    Set in Brooklyn in 1964, the play stars Robert Cuccioli as Rocco Lazarra, who is returning home after having suffered a nervous breakdown. His wife, Filumena (Angelina Fiordellisi), refuses to leave their house and longs for her native Sicily.

  • Firefighters found flames near the roof on one side of the building near a kitchen at Perry B. Duryea & Son Inc., which dates back to the 1930s.
  • East Hampton Village

    Police were called to a Further Lane house on the morning of Jan. 26. “A deer was stuck in the fence,” the police report said. Two officers were able to free the frightened animal, “who was not injured and ran off.”

  • Happy Hearts

    There will be live music by Jim Turner, Valentine’s Day arts and crafts projects, cookie decorating, games, and more at the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center’s Happy Hearts Party on Saturday. The event, geared to ages 2 to 6, is free and open to the community, but reservations have been requested by today if possible at 324-5560 or It will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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  • The East Hampton Town Republican Committee will screen potential candidates for Suffolk County legislator on Wednesday at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett.

    Legislator Jay Schneiderman of Montauk, first elected on the Republican ticket and now a member of the Independence Party, is serving his sixth and final two-year term in the Legislature, which has term limits. In 2013, Chris Nuzzi, then an outgoing Southampton Town councilman, ran against Mr. Schneiderman on the Republican and Conservative lines.

  • Instructors interested in leading continuing education classes for the East Hampton School District starting in early March have been asked to contact Debbie Mansir with descriptions and details this week. Past offerings have ranged from classes in cooking or bridge to Pilates, yoga, singing, and website design. They are primarily offered in the evening hours at East Hampton High School or Middle School. The next session is set to begin the week of March 10.

  • Douglas Pierson Strong, who had been a Wainscott potato farmer and longtime volunteer with the Bridgehampton Fire Department, died on Sunday at home in Richfield, N.C., at the age of 92. He had had Alzheimer’s disease.

    A 12th generation farmer and volunteer firefighter for over 70 years, Mr. Strong also worked for East Hampton Town and was a member of the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church.  

  • Jerry Russell Ruschmeyer of New Port Richey, Fla., a Montauker who moved to Florida, where he was the captain of sportfishing boats for many years, died on Jan. 24 at Tampa General Hospital two weeks after suffering a brain aneurysm. He was 64 years old.

  • Jean McGrath counted her family among her greatest interests. A mother of three, grandmother of nine, and great-grandmother of eight, she was a knitter, baker, and seamstress who enjoyed embroidery and loved to read.

    Mrs. McGrath worked as a secretary at Windward Realty in East Hampton for nearly a decade and was an administrative assistant at the Stella Maris School in Sag Harbor for over 20 years.

    She died at Southampton Hospital on Jan. 19 after an illness of several weeks. She was 89.

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