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  •     “After nine years, the East End of Long Island — from the Lobster Inn to the Lighthouse — can finally take a deep sigh of relief, for Gerry Starr and Joanlee Montefusco have at long last tied the knot,” Ms. Montefusco’s daughter, Lily Singer of East Hampton, wrote in an e-mail announcing their marriage.
        The two were wed on Friday on the bluff top at Camp Hero in Montauk, with a family friend, Jane Sigelbaum Holmes, officiating, and dinner following at the Crow’s Nest in Montauk.

  •         A theater arts class will be held at the Bay Street Theatre starting on Wednesday and continuing Wednesdays through Nov. 28 from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. for 8-12 year olds; 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. for teenagers. The cost is $275 per person for the eight-week course, in which students will develop, rehearse, and perform original works for the stage. The course will culminate with a live performance of an original work created and acted by students. There will be no class on Oct. 24, Oct. 31, and Nov. 21.

  •     Representative Tim Bishop will host an information forum tomorrow on the new immigration policy giving some undocumented young people relief from deportation. Starting at 7 p.m. at Bridgehampton National Bank in Bridgehampton, the forum will feature a presentation by a Citizenship and Immigration Services representative on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which went into effect in August.

  •     Elizabeth Fondaras, for many years a summer resident of East Hampton and a longtime member of the Maidstone Club, died at home in New York City on Aug. 29. She was 96.
        Mrs. Fondaras dedicated decades of her life to supporting and expanding the relations between France and the United States through her personal initiatives and by lending her support to organizations with the same goal.

  •     Walter (Wally) Drobecker, fisherman, plumber, party boat and yacht captain, and member of the Montauk Fire Department for over 40 years, died on Sept. 1 at his West Lake Drive, Montauk, house. He was 74 and had Parkinson’s disease for many years.

  •     Patricia Carey Theinert, a Navy veteran who lost a husband and a grandson in the line of duty, died at home in Bay Point on Aug. 31. She was 87 and had esophageal cancer.
        Her “patriotism never waned,” her family wrote, “even when her grandson First Lt. Joseph J. Theinert was killed in action on June 4, 2010, in Afghanistan. As both a Gold Star wife and a Gold Star grandmother, Pat continued to support our military at every chance.”

  •     Robert Bard Hayes, a carpenter and East Hampton native, died on Aug. 20 at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. He was 67. No cause of death was given.

  •     Peter O’Brien, a mason contractor who dedicated much of his time to the Amagansett Fire Department for over half a century, died at home on O’Brien Court, a private road off Schellinger Road, on Sept. 5. He was 77 and had a massive heart attack.
         Mr. O’Brien was the third generation of the O’Brien family of masons. He worked on many of the East End’s high-profile houses and buildings, his family said, and was consulted by architects and engineers for his ingenuity, creativity, and practicality.

  •     A funeral service for Richard Edelstein of Montauk, who died on Saturday of a heart attack, was held at Main Beach, East Hampton on Sunday evening. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
     

  •    David J. Gilmartin Jr., Eric Bregman, and David J. Gilmartin Sr., former partners at their namesake Southampton law firm, have joined Farrell Fritz in Bridgehampton. Amy M. Murphy has joined the firm’s Hauppauge office.
       David J. Gilmartin Jr. specializes in land use, zoning, real estate, commercial matters, and related litigation. He previously served as deputy town attorney and town attorney in Southampton, as well as special assistant district attorney.

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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.