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  • Scholarship for Girls
        The East End Women’s Network has announced its annual scholarship competition. Open to senior girls on the East End, it offers a $1,000 top prize and $500 to the runner-up. Judging is based on grade-point average, community and school involvement, goals, leadership, and an essay about “why it is important for women to support one another.”

  • Amagansett
    On the afternoon of April 29, Herb Kiembock, manager of Amagansett Hardware, reported that several bags of fertilizer, lime, and manure, together valued at $300, had been taken from behind the store sometime since April 14. Mr. Kiembock has installed a security camera to monitor that area.

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  • East Hampton Town

    Issue $1.7 Million in Bonds

        With a unanimous vote last Thursday, the East Hampton Town Board authorized the issuance of almost $1.7 million in bonds to cover the costs of a variety of capital projects. After postponing the adoption of a capital budget until prior financial accounting problems were ironed out, the board drafted a three-year capital plan this year.

  • Carl Gust, a longtime local bartender and a “people person” who always lent a hand to others, died at home in East Hampton last Thursday following a heart attack. He was 77.
  •     Hugo Fiorato, 98, the former principal conductor of the New York City Ballet Orchestra and a longtime summer resident of East Hampton, died on April 23 in Boston with members of his family at his side.
        Maestro Fiorato conducted the New York City Ballet Orchestra for over 56 seasons, beginning with its inception in 1947 and not retiring until he was 90.

  • Barbara Butts, who lived on Pantigo Road in East Hampton, died at Southampton Hospital on May 4, one day after her 99th birthday. She had suffered a series of strokes.
  •     Kent F. Gaugler, who owned and operated his own business, Live Wire Welding in East Hampton, for almost 30 years, died on Monday less than 48 hours after being critically injured in a one-vehicle crash on Three Mile Harbor Road in Springs. He was 49.
        Mr. Gaugler was driving one of his Harley-Davidson motorcycles at about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday when he apparently lost control of it and crashed into a utility pole near Gann Road.

  •     Irene Larsen of Montauk died suddenly after collapsing on April 25 in Fort Pierce, Fla. She was 71. No cause of death was provided.
        “She was very fun-loving,” her older sister, Claire Forde, said yesterday. “She loved the ocean. She loved Montauk.”

    D. Blaustein to M. Meltzer, 24 Wooded Oak Lane and lot, .6 acre, March 26, $595,000.
    R. Gilliam by executor to Z. and E. Properties L.L.C., 164 Springs-Fireplace Road, March 26, $395,000.
    The Leisure Tech Group to S. and L. Sommer, 72 Gould Street, .46 acre, March 27, $2,275,000.
    311 Further Lane L.L.C. to E. Tiernan Trust, 311 Further Lane, .82 acre, Dec. 21, $6,600,000.

    J. Humiston to Middle Lane L.L.C., 93 Middle Lane (vacant), March 7, $4,625,000.


  • Half-Marathon
        Jason Hancock, 38, a Southamptoner who teaches at the Amagansett School, won the Paddlers for Humanity off-road half-marathon in Montauk’s Hither Woods Sunday in 1 hour and 33 minutes. Sinead FitzGibbon, 41, won among the women in 1:43.34. Paul Hamilton and John Doyle were the relay winners in 1:48.50.


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