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  •     Edward Mulford Baker, known as Ted, a proud 11th-generation member of East Hampton’s Mulford family, died on July 6 at Brookhaven Medical Hospital in Patchogue. He was 62.
        Mr. Baker, who had cerebral palsy, delighted in retelling the story of an ancestor, Samuel (Fishhooks) Mulford, who traveled to London to complain about a tax on whale oil that the town’s whalers were being forced to pay. Having heard about pickpockets in the big city, he is said to have sewn fishhooks into his pockets to catch them in the act.

  •     Florence M. Rawson, formerly of East Hampton, died on July 17 at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo after a brief illness. She was 86.
        Mrs. Rawson was interested in history and enjoyed reading and her garden. Her family described her as an artistic person. They said she would be remembered as one of the kindest, most caring, and generous people one could meet.

  •     Nathan Wilson Collum, a World War II veteran who for many years was the head of the Grounds Department for the East Hampton School District, died on July 10 in High Point, N.C. He was 96.

    F. Butensky to Ferrovecchio Thompson, 21 Timber Trail, 1.93 acres, May 18, $1,200,000.
    E. Ujvari to S. Dineen, 1910 Montauk Highway, .17 acre, June 11, $625,000.
    H. Hoffman by executors to Moxey Savon L.L.C., 288 Bluff Road, .5 acre, June 4, $2,700,000.
    P. Arbia to K. and K. Lockwood, 71 Gansett Lane, .4 acre, June 14, $2,000,000.

    R. Shainberg to A. Schaefer, 3 Yew Street, .29 acre, June 11, $667,000.
    M. Newmark to Abraham’s Path L.L.C., 168 Town Lane, 1.04 acres, June 13, $760,000.

  • Design Studio’s New Web Site
        The Design Studio is celebrating the launch of its new Web site,, this weekend at its Bridgehampton gallery. The gallery currently features the work of John Deng, whose photographs express the life and story of the places and people of China. Refreshments and Raphael wines from the North Fork will be served Saturday and Sunday, and a 15-percent discount will be offered this weekend to customers who purchase in the store or on the Web site.

  • Friday, July 27
    TRAVIS FIELD TOURNEY, “Bracket Bash,” American Legion Hall, Amagansett, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

    Saturday, July 28
    OCEAN SWIMS, benefit Montauk Playhouse aquatics center, Kirk Park beach, Atlantic Terrace, and Ditch Plain, from 7:30 a.m.

  • Waterborne Events
        There will be two waterborne events supported by the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad this weekend — ocean swims of one-half, one, and two miles in Montauk that are to benefit the Montauk Playhouse’s aquatics center on Saturday, and a stand-up paddleboard race benefiting the Retreat at Fresh Pond Landing on Sunday.

  •    The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 18-02 is offering a boating safety course at the American Legion Hall on Bay Street in Sag Harbor on two Saturdays — Aug. 4 and Aug. 11.
       Both classes are required in order to earn a New York boating certificate. The cost is $50. Interested boaters can register and ask questions by e-mailing cgaux­ or calling Tish at 516-818-0347.

  •     The Watermill Center will present a show of the work of the California artist Mike Kelley, who died this year, beginning at its benefit on Saturday night. The tribute to the artist will be open through Sept. 16, by appointment on the center’s Web site. A $20 donation will be suggested; $10 for students.

  •     Guild Hall’s screening of “Babette’s Feast” at 8 tomorrow night will be followed by a conversation with top chefs and a complimentary dessert provided by, of course, Babette’s restaurant. Tickets are $22, $20 for members.
        Before the movie starts, a cocktail reception featuring Scandinavian cuisine will be held at c/o The Maidstone.

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  • 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.

  • Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.