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  •     Juana Maria Bahamondes-Castro of Queens Lane, East Hampton, died at Southampton Hospital on Dec. 11 after a yearlong illness. She was 77, having been born in Las Cabras, Chile, on June 12, 1935.
        Born to Abraham Castro and Rufina Donoso, Ms. Bahamondes-Castro was one of 12 children, all of whom immigrated to this country.
        She was married to Jose Bahamondes, who survives, and had enjoyed life as a parent and homemaker.

  •     Ruth Ratcliffe, who loved everything about the Sag Harbor area and never wanted to leave, her family said, died at home on North Haven on Dec. 23. She was 91 and had lived there for 56 years.
        Born in Brooklyn on April 22, 1921, to Henry and Rose Stampfl Bornkamp, she was very close to her only sibling, Robert Bornkamp, who died in 2011.
        She married Robert Ratcliffe in the fall of 1941. During World War II, Ms. Ratcliffe was a true Rosie the Riveter, working as an aircraft riveter.

  •     Elizabeth Marie Dragotta, a lifelong resident of Amagansett and East Hampton, died on Sunday while vacationing with her family in Palm Beach Shores, Fla. She was 74 and had been ill for some time.

  •     Louise Turissini, who lived in Noyac year-round from 1968 to 1995, died on Dec. 24 in Indianapolis. She was 96.
        Ms. Turissini began visiting Noyac in 1947 with her husband, Dan Turissini. In 1968, they became full-time residents. After he died, she lived there until 1995, when she went to live with family. While living in Noyac, she was a member of the Sag Harbor Columbiettes, a Catholic women’s organization.

  •     Irene Dynenson Steinman lived through one of the 20th century’s darkest times. The longtime resident of the Northwest area of East Hampton died on Nov. 30 in West Nyack, N.Y. She was 85.
        She was born in Lodz, Poland, in 1927. In 1941, her family fled the invading German army for Russian-controlled territory, where they obtained visas from Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat to Lithuania. Sugihara is credited with saving the lives of thousands of Jews by way of the travel visas he issued.

  •     There will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for Sandra Cantey, a Wooded Oak Lane,  East Hampton, resident who died on Friday at Southampton Hospital.
        An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • Boat Show Outing
        The Hampton Jitney has put together a package deal for those who would like to see the New York Boat Show at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan on Saturday. A bus will leave from the Jitney stop in East Hampton Village at 8:30 a.m., making stops in Bridgehampton and Southampton. The return trip departs at 5 p.m.

  • AMAGANSETT
    V. Mnuchin to C. and C. Karides, 12 South Wood Court, 1.93 acres, Nov. 15, $3,445,000.
    J. Johnson Trust to M. Frishberg, 21 Mako Lane, .17 acre, Sept. 19, $1,325,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    E. Kolodny to P. Izaak, 9 Bull Path Close, 1.93 acres, May 8, $1,400,000.
    M. and K. Baldridge to 2012 C.J.P. Hampton Trust, 63 Cove Hollow Road, .58 acre, Oct. 25, $925,000.

    EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE
    D. and J. Berger to R. and H. Cooper, 22 Jericho Road, 1 acre, Nov. 16, $3,850,000.

  • Thursday, January 3
    BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Shoreham-Wading River, 4:30 p.m.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, Shoreham-Wading River at East Hampton, 6:15 p.m.


    Friday, January 4
    WRESTLING, East Hampton at Mount Sinai, 4:30 p.m.


    Sunday, January 6
    WINTER TRACK, East Hampton girls at crossover meet, Suffolk Community College-Brentwood, 2:30 p.m.

  • ‘Les Troyens’
        Guild Hall will screen the Met: Live in HD’s presentation of “Les Troyens,” an opera by Berlioz based on Virgil’s “Aeneid,” on Saturday at noon. Fabio Luisi will conduct. The production stars Marcello Giordani as Aeneas, Deborah Voigt as Cassandra, and Susan Graham as Dido.

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  • The Bargain Box and Bargain Books, the thrift shops at the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, will reopen on Tuesday at 10 a.m. after a monthlong hiatus. 

    The shops, all gussied up for spring, will celebrate the season ahead with a raffle this week. When a customer makes a purchase, he or she will be entered in a raffle for a $50 voucher for a future shopping spree at the L.V.I.S. The drawing will be on Saturday at 4 p.m.

  • Bridgehampton beat Stony Brook 54-36 in the county Class C-D championship game at William Floyd High School on Saturday afternoon.

    The Bees may have gone into the game a little overconfident, according to their coach, Carl Johnson, because two of Stony Brook's best players were benched, including the point guard, who sat out with an injury. Nevertheless, Stony Brook kept up with Bridgehampton in the first half, waiting until the last few seconds on the clock during each possession to get off a shot. The Bees led 19-14 at the half.

  • Harborfields High School defeated the East Hampton High School boys basketball team in the county Class A semifinal game on Friday.

    The second-seeded Tornadoes prevailed 73-58 at home against the third-seeded Bonackers to qualify for the championship game on Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station. 

  • A fire chief responding to an automatic fire alarm call at a house in Bridgehampton on Sunday morning smelled smoke, called for engines to respond, and then discovered flames that firefighters were able to quickly extinguish.

    The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to a house on Job’s Lane, near Pointe Mecox Lane, at about 9:50 a.m. Mark Balserus, the second assistant fire chief, reported a strong smell of smoke at the house and had dispatchers alert the rest of the department about a fire at about 10:10 a.m.

  • Valentine's Day is Saturday, and before you start with the excuse that there's nothing happening in the Hamptons in the dead of winter, take a look at these ideas for spending time with your valentine. Even if you are sans date this year, the weekend's line-up is sure to keep your heart happy.

  • A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until Tuesday morning at 6, according to the National Weather Service. Officials in East Hampton and Southampton Towns are warning residents that travel could be hazardous due to snow and ice accumulations and reduced visibilities. 

  • The Artists Alliance of East Hampton announced Friday that its members exhibit this weekend at Ashawagh Hall in Springs has been canceled due to the weather forecast. The Winter 2015 show has been moved to March 7 and 8. The alliance said on its Facebook page that it would make more announcements as the new date approaches.

  • The start time for the East Hampton High School boys basketball game Thursday afternoon at Bayport-Blue Point, where they need a win for a share of the League VI title, has been switched from 4:3o to 4 p.m.

    The Bonackers will look for their 10th straight win when they take on the Phantoms. East Hampton defeated Elwood-John Glenn at home Wednesday night, 84 to 49. They shot 66 percent from the 3-point line and 70 percent from the floor, according to Jack Graves, The Star's sports editor.

  • Josh Lamison, a Bridgehampton High School junior, scored his 1,000th point as a Killer Bee in a home game against Stony Brook Tuesday night.

    Lamison, a junior who has been a Killer Bee since the eighth grade, is a strong inside player, according to Jack Graves, The Star's sports editor. Lamison needed only 4 points to reach the milestone basket in the second quarter Tuesday night at the Hive. 

    Game action was stopped so he could savor the moment. His parents joined him on the court for pictures. 

  • The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt canceled its full "snow moon" hike Tuesday night, opting instead for a full "worm moon" hike next month. The deep snow and ice made it too dangerous to trek out into the Vineyard Field trail for the moonlit walk. Co-sponsored by the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, the leisurely paced hike is now slated for March 5 at 7:30 p.m.