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Police warned two East Hampton High School girls last week to stop disparaging another girl on Facebook or face criminal charges of harassment. The two agreed to stop. The victim, who lives in Springs, told police she did not want to press charges at this time, but would do so if there were any more posts.
Phyllis C. Byrne of East Hampton, who together with her late husband, Patrick, owned and ran the Huntting Lane Rest Home until 2006, died on Jan. 21 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton, where she had been for several months.
Kathleen Hutton, a runway model in London in the 1950s who later worked as a professional chef and property manager and also had a knitting store in Bridgehampton, died at home in East Hampton on Feb. 1 of lymphoma.
The New York State Assembly majority has introduced legislation to reform the state school tax relief program, known as STAR, to provide timely tax relief, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced on Thursday.
As the South Fork braces for a snowstorm Thursday, the event cancellations and business closures have begun. The Star will keep a running list below, but we'll need your help. Please email announcements and information to TKV@ehstar.com for meetings and other events that have been canceled or postponed.