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  •     Frances Taylor (Fran) Berg was a founding member of the Montauk Point Sun, Surf, and Wave Worshipers Association formed, tongue-in-cheek, in 1976. Members called themselves Pointers, and “worshipped” in the sandy cove east of Ditch Plain. According to their decree, “we shall consider anything else beside the Point.”

  •     Music was everything to Gregg Lee Rickards, an Amagansett resident who died on Aug. 29 of a recurrence of cancer that he had first been diagnosed with seven years earlier.
        Mr. Rickards played bass, both electric and stand-up, since his years at East Hampton High School, where he was in the orchestra and jazz band. He had discovered his love for playing after receiving a guitar as a Christmas present when he was in the eighth grade.

  •     Betty Nugent Cook, a former resident of East Hampton, where she was a member of the Ramblers, the Ladies Village Improvement Society, and the South Fork Country Club, died on Sept. 14 at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport. She was 95.
        Ms. Cook had lived at Peconic Landing in Greenport since 2002, but enjoyed reunions with her friends from years past. She was active in the community in her younger years and belonged to the American Association of University Women as well as the East Hampton Presbyterian Church.

  •     Leane B. Cheek, a retired speechwriter for the New York City Department of Aging, died on Sept. 12 at Southampton Hospital after a brief illness. She was 78. Mrs. Cheek lived on Augie’s Path in East Hampton for 13 years.
        She was born in Manhasset to James Bancroft and the former Ethyl Creselius. She graduated from Manhasset High School and went on to attend Smith College, where she graduated with the class of 1956. Later in life she studied psychology at the New School for Social Research in New York City.

  • September 10, 1987
        John Kenney of New York and Shelter Island, who nine days before had won a 5K here, continued the string by leading some 200 runners across the line in Monday’s Great Bonac 10K race in Springs.
        Kenney, a 31-year-old IBM systems engineer, covered the 6.2-mile course in 31 minutes and 41 seconds. Kevin Barry, also of Shelter Island, who won this race last year and in 1985, was third in 33:04.

  • Thursday, September 20
    GIRLS SOCCER, Rocky Point at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
    GOLF, Westhampton Beach vs. East Hampton, South Fork Country Club, Amagansett, 4 p.m.


    Friday, September 21
    FIELD HOCKEY, Port Jefferson at East Hampton, 6 p.m.

  • AMAGANSETT
    S. Richardson to M. and J. Kreps, 35 Windmill Lane, .27 acre, Aug. 1, $565,000.
    L. Lester by executors to Da Grove L.L.C., 18 Cross Highway, .5 acre, Aug. 9, $500,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    304 Abrahams Path Realty to 304 Abrahams Path L.L.C., 304 Abrahams Path, .92 acre (vacant), Aug. 9, $462,500.
    R. Ahn to J. and C. Consiglio and C. Clancy, 13 Settlement Court, 1.03 acres (vacant), Aug. 06, $500,000.
    J. Reeves and R. Lewis to Clover Bottom L.L.C., 34 Old Orchard Lane, 1.53 acres, Aug. 1, $4,700,000.

  •    The Hamptons International Film Festival opens its box office today for advance sales of individual tickets. While a program was not available by press time, the festival has announced that it will honor Richard Gere with the Golden Starfish Award for Lifetime Achievement in Acting on Oct. 6.
        The festival, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will run from Oct. 4 through Oct. 8 in East Hampton and other venues on the South Fork.

  • National Theatre Live
        Guild Hall will have its first fall presentation of the National Theatre Live series with “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” on Saturday at 8 p.m. The play, which was recorded recently in London, is based on a novel by Mark Haddon and stars Sophie Duval, Nicola Walker, Rhiannon Harper Rafferty, Nick Sidi, and Howard Ward.

  • At about 1 p.m. Thursday, East Hampton Fire Department volunteers responded to a report of a barn on fire off Long Lane in East Hampton.

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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.