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  •     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.

  •     Barbara Ann Norton McNally, who retired from a position as an account administrator with the Dreyfus mutual fund company in Melville to enjoy a life year round in Montauk, died on Oct. 1 at home on Duval Place. She was 77 and had pancreatic cancer, her family said.
        Ms. McNally was married twice; first, for 30 years, to Raymond Norton. After Mr. Norton’s death she married Harry McNally, who died in 2009.

  •     Carl G. Marino of Sag Harbor, a boater and real estate agent, died at Southampton Hospital on Saturday. He was 72 and had Parkinson’s disease.
        Born in the Bronx on Sept. 20, 1940, to P. George and Mary Grace Marino, he attended Mount St. Michael High School, and went on to work for his father in the garment trucking business in New York until 1976. He had vacationed in Sag Harbor with his family since he was a boy and in 1976 moved there year round with his wife, the former Barbara Hager, and their children, Debi and Carl Jr.

  •     A funeral service was held on Monday at Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor for Sam Van Kuren Willson, a retired advertising executive who had been organist and choirmaster of the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church for over a decade. Mr. Willson, who had a heart attack in 1995, died at Southampton Hospital on Oct. 2 after a brief illness. He was 84 and lived in Sag Harbor and New York City.

  • Bridge Bancorp Dividend
        Bridge Bancorp, the parent company of the Bridgehampton National Bank, has announced a third-quarter cash dividend of $0.23 per share, payable on Oct. 30 to shareholders of record as of Oct. 17. In an accompanying release, the company said the dividend continues an “uninterrupted” progression.

  • AMAGANSETT
    D. and B. Zucker to 24 Cross Highway L.L.C., 24 Cross Highway, .8 acre, Aug. 10, $3,100,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    Taormina, Lange, et al. to J. Gutama and R. Pacho, 2 Montauk Avenue, .52 acre (vacant), July 30, $218,000.
    T. Bourie (by referee) to S. and B. Metro, 23 Quarty Circle, 1.44 acres, Aug. 29, $1,130,000.
    J. Rosenman to D. Talevi, 38 Old Northwest Road, 1.56 acres (vacant), Aug. 24, $405,000.

    EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE
    S. and S. Marden to C. Sellars, 38 David’s Lane, .7 acre, Aug. 1, $3,750,000.

  • Thursday, October 11
    GOLF, Pierson vs. East Hampton, South Fork Country Club, Amagansett, 4 p.m.
    FIELD HOCKEY, Shoreham-Wading River at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
    GIRLS VOLLEYBALL, East Hampton at Miller Place, 4:30 p.m.
    BOYS VOLLEYBALL, East Hampton at Westhampton Beach, 4:30 p.m.
    CROSS-COUNTRY, East Hampton boys and girls at invitational meet, Indian Island County Park, Riverhead, 4:30 p.m.

  • ‘Kook’ Surf Film Wins
        Danny DiMauro and Tin Ojeda have won best short film and viewers choice for short film for their movie “Kook Paradise,” about the insane popularity of Montauk’s Ditch Plain as a surfing destination despite its inconsistent surf conditions.
        The film and its makers were featured in The Star in August.

  •     A fall 2013 wedding is planned for Meghan Ryan and Nick Finazzo, Montauk residents who had been introduced by friends and became engaged on Aug. 19.

  • East Hampton

    An East Hampton landscaper, Jason Lester, told police late in August that a Husqvarna leaf blower and a car battery charger were stolen from his truck while his crew was working at Settlement Court. Police have interviewed neighbors and nearby businesses over the past month, but no one seems to have seen anything.

    A Grant Avenue woman, Carla Desiderio, reported her Coach wallet stolen from her unlocked car, which was parked in her driveway, on the night of Sept. 25. She had credit cards and $15 cash in the wallet.

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  • Middletown — The East Hampton High School boys soccer team won in the New York State Final Four match Saturday, 3-0 over Jamesville-DeWitt, which advances them to the Class A championship Sunday. For the full game story, click here.

  • Tuesday is Veterans Day, a time to honor those who have served the country. There are several parades scheduled between Montauk and Southampton, during which the community can applaud and salute the veterans living among us.  

  • Vinnie Grimes is the Montauk Chamber of Commerce’s person of the year and will be honored at the chamber’s End of Season Gala on Nov. 15 at East by Northeast.

    "Vinnie has given a lifetime of service to his community which is why the Montauk Chamber selected him as Person of The Year for 2014,” Laraine Creegan, the executive director of the chamber, said.

  • 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.