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  • It’s back to the books in this first week of school for many students, which might seem a bit humdrum for kids sad to say goodbye to summer. Young adults might change their minds about school after listening to Patricia McCormick talk at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on Saturday about her collaboration with Malala Yousaf?zai.

  • Benjamin A. Havens, 69, a Springs bayman with fisherman forebears back to the 19th century, died at Northport Veterans Hospital on Saturday after a short illness. He was diagnosed with a progressive form of cancer less than two weeks ago.

  • James D. Griffin, who built a house in Montauk in 1984, died last Thursday at Southampton Hospital. He suffered a fatal heart attack after a morning of fishing while heading back into Montauk Harbor, his family said.

  • A celebration of the life of the late David Carney was held at the Bridgehampton Senior Center last Thursday. A former United Nations economist who retired to Sag Harbor in 1985, Dr. Carney died in Southampton on May 8.

    Dr. Carney, who arrived in this county from Sierra Leone in 1953 for a professorship at Lincoln University, earned five degrees between 1945 and 1952. Earlier in life he had been a high school teacher, a high school headmaster in Ghana, and a statistician for the Nigerian government.

  • Visiting hours for Carl Darenberg Jr., who died on Sunday in Montauk, will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton.

    His funeral will be tomorrow at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk at 10 a.m.; the Rev. Bill Hoffmann of the Montauk Community Church will officiate. Burial will be at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton.

  • A celebration-of-life gathering will be held at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday for Barbara Osborn Babinski Meyer, a lifelong Wainscott resident who died at home on Sunday. She was 89. An obituary will appear in a future issue.



  • A funeral for Harold R. Simmons Jr. will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton on Sunday at 3 p.m., with the Rev Denis Brunelle officiating. Mr. Simmons died at home in East Hampton on Aug. 12. He was 74. An obituary for him that appeared in last Thursday’s issue incorrectly listed the date of his funeral.



    CTJV L.L.C. to 31 AMG L.L.C., 31 Abraham’s Landing Road, .58 acre, June 30, $1,050,000.
    S. Pryzby Inc. to P. and C. Dray, 52 Cross Highway, .51 acre, July 3, $3,950,000.
    Napeague Holdings L.L.C. to Napeague Beach House, 38 Napeague Lane, .23 acre, June 12, $1,430,000.

    R. Chang and T. Lee to 202 THW L.L.C., 202 Two Holes of Water Road, 2.6 acres, June 30, $3,250,000.
    J. Derario to T. Yusufi, 20 Skimhampton Road, 1.2 acres, July 2, $3,000,000.

  • The following were among the champions at the Hampton Classic Horse Show this past week:

  • Thursday, September 4
    BOYS VOLLEYBALL, East Hampton at Bay Shore, nonleague, 5:15 p.m.
    FIELD HOCKEY, East Hampton at Sayville, scrimmage, 4 p.m.

    Friday, September 5
    FIELD HOCKEY, Shoreham-Wading River at East Hampton, scrimmage, 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, September 6
    GIRLS SOCCER, Pierson-Bridgehampton at East Hampton, nonleague, 10 a.m.
    RUGBY, Montauk Rugby Club Division II opener with Village Lions, Herrick Park, East Hampton, 1 p.m.

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