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  •     Slow Food East End, thanks to the Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation, has been able to fund three interns who currently work as school garden coordinators in the area.

  •     Mark Wayne Havers, a longtime East Hampton resident, died at Southampton Hospital on Saturday from complications of congestive heart failure. He was 92 years old.
        Born on June 25, 1920, in Hamilton, Ontario, to Alex Havers and the former Kate Murphy, Mr. Havers was educated as an artist. He fell in love with New York City’s energy in 1939 when he first visited there, and returned to live in Manhattan after serving with the Royal Canadian forces in World War II.

  •     Ruth H. de Blasis, 85, an afficionado of the opera who was well known in East Hampton as a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the Ladies Village Improvement Society, died after a long illness on Aug. 14 in Omaha, where she had lived in recent years. Her family described her as a woman of grace and humor, who always had a welcoming smile.

  •     Catherine Burnikel, who died at 82 on Aug. 14 in Southampton following a long illness, had to teach herself Italian to complete a dissertation and earn a doctoral degree in an aspect of European history from Loyola University in Chicago.

  •     James Donald Brierley, a former civil engineer, died at home on Lion Head Rock Road in Springs last Thursday after a long illness. He was 76.
        His lifelong passion, his family said, was his wife, the former Anne Marie Eagan, whom he married in 1956 and who survives him. The couple began spending summer vacations in East Hampton and moved here full time in 1972.

  •     Ruth E. Intermaggio, who had worked for the optometrist Dr. Alan York in East Hampton, died on March 27 at the Sunset Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Venice, Fla., after a six-month illness. She was 82 and had lived in Wainscott for 44 years.

  •     Ruth Joy Schmitt of East Hampton, 79, died last Thursday morning at her house on Accabonac Road after an illness of two weeks. The family said she had been diagnosed with a possible liver-related illness a year ago.
        Born on Dec. 28, 1934, in College Point, Queens, to Ruth Ruddock Weiss and Charles Weiss, she grew up in Flushing, and graduated from Flushing High School. She was married in 1956 to Robert Lockier. The couple had three children, Charlene Bishop, Joseph Lockier, and Steven Lockier, all of whom live in East Hampton.

  •     Mildred B. Conklin, who had lived on Dayton Lane, East Hampton, since 1954, died at home on Sunday at the age of 92. She was a descendant of two of the families who had settled East Hampton.
        A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of The Star

  • Stories and Song
        Jack’s Waterfall will offer a mix of songs and storytelling during a family concert on Saturday at Miss Amelia’s Cottage in Amagansett.

        The group was founded by the singer-songwriter Jack Licitra, whose pop, blues, jazz, folk, and gospel influences will lead kids on a melodic adventure starting at 1 p.m.

        The Amagansett Library is hosting the show and in case of rain, it will be held in the library’s community room.

  • Amagansett
    Christine Cronin of Bluff Road told police that her house had been burglarized during the early morning hours of July 8. She was awakened a little before 4 a.m. that day, and reported seeing a man with a lit cigarette leave the premises with an iPhone, a Sony laptop, and $50 in cash. Police have been investigating since then but have not been able to come up with any clues.

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  • 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.