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  • Guild Hall will show the Met: Live in HD’s simulcast of “Les Contes d’Hoffmann,” an opera by Jacques Offenbach, on Saturday at 1 p.m. First performed in 1881, four months after Offenbach’s death, the opera is based on three short stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann, who is the opera’s protagonist.

    The prologue shows Hoffman and his fellow students in Luther’s Inn at Nuremberg. He is persuaded to tell of his three love encounters, which form the three succeeding acts. The opera ends as it began, with an epilogue set in the tavern.

  • BookHampton Fights Back

    BookHampton, the independent bookstore with shops on Main Street in East Hampton and Hampton Road in Southampton, is fighting the encroachment of online retailers like Amazon and a slow winter with a new service — free home delivery of books from Montauk to Hampton Bays.

  • Students Onstage

    An afternoon of student performances will help mark the opening of Guild Hall’s annual Student Arts Festival on Saturday. This first part of the festival, which will be on view through Feb. 22, features the work of students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Among those set to take the stage on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. will be the Montauk School High Notes chorus, the Montauk dance team, and the Amagansett School Chorus, as well as individual piano, guitar, and voice performers.

  • Joseph John Brennan, who had been the superintendent of the East Hampton Town wastewater treatment plant from 1986 to 2001, died at home on Montauk Avenue in Sag Harbor on Saturday. He was 62 and had been ill for about a year and a half, his wife, East Hampton Town Clerk Carole Brennan, said.

    Mr. Brennan, who was known to friends for much of his life as Jody, was born at Southampton Hospital on May 26, 1952. His parents were Joseph W. Brennan and the former Maria Wobst. He grew up in a house on Lumber Lane in Bridgehampton and graduated from the public school there.

  • Jean-Claude Baker, a charismatic maitre d’hotel and restaurateur who owned Chez Josephine in New York and found sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of his working life at his house in East Hampton’s Northwest Woods, died last Thursday outside of his house here. The cause was suicide, according to Steven Gaines, a friend. Mr. Baker was 71.

  • Roberta Anne Caglioti, who spent many summers in East Hampton while her husband, Victor Caglioti, worked as a visiting artist at Southampton College, died on Jan. 19 in Westhampton Beach after a struggle for decades with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 80.

    In earlier years, Mrs. Caglioti was a valuable partner in her husband’s work, helping to solve problems of stretchers and canvasses and later assisting in the documentation of his work. They lived a bohemian life, with Mrs. Caglioti routinely putting a pot of pasta on the stove at 2 or 3 in the morning.

  • Visiting hours for Marion D. Tuma of Fairfield Drive, Montauk, who died at home on Tuesday, will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. Mrs. Tuma was 90. An obituary for her will appear in a future issue.


  • Jean McGrath of East Hampton died on Monday at Southampton Hospital. She was 89. Visiting hours will be at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m. A funeral will be held at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in that village on Saturday at 11 a.m., followed by burial at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery in East Hampton.

    An obituary will appear in a future issue.

    K. Sneader and A. Muntner to B. Wong, 17 Woodedge Circle, 1.82 acres, Nov. 24, $2,210,000.
    Leisure Tech Group to 99 Cross L.L.C., 99 Cross Highway to Devon, 1.94 acres, Nov. 13, $3,500,500.
    J. and A. Giuliani Trusts to W. and R. Feldman, 69 Scrimshaw Lane, 1.5 acres, Nov. 21, $1,380,000.

    H. Baek to B. Freid, 2 Paumanok Road, 4.74 acres, Oct. 16, $4,500,000.
    D. and M. Droga to 1220 Holdings L.L.C., 9 Paumanok Road, 4.59 acres, Nov. 12, $2,700,000.

  • Reale Honored

    Lou Reale, the longtime coach of East Hampton High School’s softball team, has been named by the National Federation of State High School Coaches Association as one of the top eight softball coaches in the United States.

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