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  • Amagansett

    Patrick Cantwell, the Amagansett fire chief, reported last week that on April 30 someone had removed a $2,500 portable fire radio from a room with a combination lock on the door. He had held off reporting the incident, hoping the radio might have been misplaced, the fire chief said, but now needed to report it missing for insurance purposes. The department was doing joint drills the night before with three other companies, five men each from East Hampton, Westhampton, and Montauk, Mr. Cantwell told police.

  • July Art Workshops

        The Community Arts Project will be offering up art workshops for children 6 to 12 on Mondays and Tuesdays in July, one from 11 a.m. to noon and another from 2 to 3 p.m. The cost will be $20 per class, including materials.

        The teacher, Roisin Bateman, will teach and cover a range of art disciplines in different media. Classes will be held at the Springs Presbyterian Church. Those wishing to find out more or to register can contact Ms. Bateman at

  •     Stephen Heidrich, a retired interior designer, died at home on Oyster Shores Road in East Hampton on May 14 after a short illness. He was 94.
        Mr. Heidrich was born on March 23, 1918, in New Haven, Conn., to Stephen Heidrich Sr. and the former Beulah Chabot. His schooling included a scholarship to Pratt Institute in New York City, where he studied design. He also studied commercial science at New York University.

  •     Susanne Yardley Mason Thompson, a painter, garden designer, and collector who was a longtime resident of Amagansett, died on May 8 at Peebles Hospital in Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands. She had lived on Tortola for the last 19 years. She was 85 and had a heart attack.

  •     Barbara D’Arcy White of East Hampton and Manhattan, a powerhouse in the decorating field whose influence extended far beyond the “model rooms” at Bloomingdale’s that were her babies for decades, died on May 10 at Southampton Hospital of complications from pulmonary disease after a short illness. She was 84.

  • Richard Reilly, a resident of Renee’s Way, East Hampton, and of Bayside, Queens, died at his East Hampton home on Saturday of an unexpected heart attack. He was 58.
        Mr. Reilly spent over 15 years in the North Shore Long Island Jewish health system, serving as the deputy executive director of administration. He was said to be highly regarded by his peers and proud that the Syosset Hospital, which is part of the system, had on several occasions earned highest marks for care, cleanliness, and professionalism of the staff.

  •     Margaret Caroline Urvalek of Flagler Street in Montauk died on Monday at Southampton Hospital at the age of 84 of natural causes. Her family said she was the family matriarch and “more than a glass-half-full kind of woman.” They said she was elated about being a grandmother and great-grandmother and was known to call herself Old Grandma when she asked any of them to come sit with her.

  •     Helen Palmer Edwards, a dental assistant who worked with the East Hampton dentists David Baker and Gerald K. Sexton for over 50 years, died at home on Cooper Lane in East Hampton on May 13. She was 86 and had kidney failure.
        She was born in Flushing on Oct. 8, 1925, a daughter of Stephen Palmer and the former Helen Wright of Bridgehampton. She graduated from the Dean Academy in Franklin, Mass., in 1943, but her goal of furthering her education was thwarted by World War II.

  •     Robert Edwards Vetault, the longtime owner of Vetault Flowers (now Wittendale’s) on Newtown Lane, East Hampton, died in Arizona on May 8 at the age of 87. Mr. Vetault was one of the last generation of Bonackers to be born at home, in a house right next to the nursery.
        An only child, he was born on Jan. 26, 1925, to Louis R. Vetault and Essie Vetault, whose maiden name was Edwards.

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