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  •     JoAnne Lyles of this village has asked for support for Saturday’s Soldier Ride in honor of her son, Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2008. Placards, cheers, noisemakers, and all things red, white, and blue have been requested, and small American flags will be offered for those along the bike route.

  •     Following a report from a housekeeper of a suspicious man at a house on Bendigo Road in Amagansett and a panel truck in the driveway, East Hampton Town police arrested William Lagarenne, 31, on July 11, charging him with burglary in the second degree, grand larceny in the fourth degree, and possession of stolen property. An officer found two Hampton Cruiser bicycles in the truck.

  •     A seminar on hurricane preparedness will be held next Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton.
        Sponsored by the Long Island Power Authority along with the town supervisors of East Hampton, Southampton, and Shelter Island, as well as New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., the session will provide residents with information about how to prepare for and manage a power outage caused by an extreme weather event.

  •     Ronald Webb’s proposal to divide a piece of undeveloped land on Oakview Highway, East  Hampton, into eight lots with houses, with one being for affordable income candidates, appears near final approval, with a site plan ready for a vote, despite the protests of neighbors, who wanted to see the land purchased by the town and preserved as a park.
        The East Hampton Town Planning Board held preliminary discussion about the proposal during a work session on July 11,

  • Ahoy, Matey!
        Whether it’s tying knots, singing a sea chantey, or reading a treasure map, pirate wannabes can learn the ropes (or walk the plank) at Pirate Summer Camp offered at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum Monday through Friday, July 27, and again from Aug. 13 to 17, from 1 to 3 p.m.

  •     With 2012 a major year for the politically inclined, the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons has announced that details about local and national races and candidates, as well as registration information, can be found at vote411.org.
        Oct. 12 is the last day eligible residents can sign up to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. League members have been setting up tables at many South Fork supermarkets, libraries, and farmers markets at which registration materials and change-of-address forms can be obtained.

  •     The Rev. Charles Earle Hopson, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton for 15 years and chaplain to the East Hampton Town Police Department, died at home on July 2. He was 59.

  •     Anna Marie Jones, a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor, died on the morning of July 4 at the age of 93, surrounded by her children. A longtime member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Ms. Jones’s family said she “loved living in this wonderful village.”
        Mrs. Jones was the only child of Bill and Hattie Trimpin. Her father, who was a plumber by trade, served the Village of Sag Harbor as a trustee for 16 years, and as its mayor for 5.

  •     Mina Margaretha Haug Cory, a former Southampton Hospital volunteer who celebrated her 100th birthday last fall, died on Saturday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton.
        She was born on Sept. 29, 1911, in the Yorkville section of Manhattan, a daughter of Johann Georg Haug and the former Anna Bertha Kullen. Following high school, she worked with her father, a carriage harness maker, at his shop on East 75th Street.

  •     A memorial is being planned for Brian W. Quigley of Kent Place in Springs, who died on July 10 at Southampton Hospital after an illness. He was 53. Mr. Quigley’s family had not completed the arrangements by late yesterday, but can be phoned at 907-4341 for information as it is finalized.
        An obituary will appear in a future issue.

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  • 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.

  • 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.