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  • Police said that George Richardson, 50, was last seen at Hartmann's Briney Breezes Motel on Old Montauk Highway.
  • Remember, No Tax!
        State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle reminded parents this week as they shop for back-to-school clothes that New York State has repealed its sales tax on clothing purchases up to $110.
        The repeal went into effect in the spring and is expected to save the average family nearly $200 a year, according to a release from the senator’s office.

    Leather and Wine

  • AMAGANSETT
    R. Acker and J. Mannix Jr. to A. Hecker and K. Barberi, 106 Meeting House Lane, .46 acre, July 16, $1,800,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    G. Friedman to J. Shelly, 137 Springs Fireplace Road, .25 acre, July 13, $275,000.
    S. Lester (by executor) to J. De­Rario, 20 Skimhampton Road, 1.2 acres, June 4, $980,000.
    L. Lesserson to T. Fitzsimons and Kasper, 40 Woodpink Drive, .86 acre, July 11, $580,000.
    T. Walshe and J. Orenstein to N. Butler, 8 North Cape Lane, .62 acre, July 9, $550,000.

  • Thursday, August 30
    HAMPTON CLASSIC, hunter and jumper classes in all five rings, with featured events to include the $5,000 Junior Jumper Classic and the $5,000 Strong’s Marine A-O Jumper Classic in Jumper Ring 2, the $10,000 Sam Edelman Equitation Championship in the Grand Prix Ring at 1:30 p.m., and the $2,500 Marshall & Sterling Adult Amateur Hunter Classic in the Hunter 2 Ring at 1:30, Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, showgrounds.

  • Paddle Relay Race
        Despite southwest winds that made paddling in Gardiner’s Bay difficult, the three-person, three-mile stand-up paddleboard relay race overseen by Paddlers for Humanity went on as scheduled Sunday with 13 teams participating.

  • Goodbye Judy
        Tonight brings the last chance to catch the inimitable Judy Garland on the big screen as Guild Hall concludes its Red Carpet Film Series, which this summer was an all-Judy celebration, 75 years after she made her first movie. The film, “Summer Stock,” which co-stars Gene Kelly, is the story of a small-town farmer, down on her luck, whose homestead is invaded by a theatrical troupe invited to stay by her ne’er-do-well sister.

  •     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.

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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.