Author Information

Articles by this author:

  •     Ross Escalette, who lived in East Hampton as a child and went on to found Brasstech, one of the largest American manufacturers of high-end plumbing products and accessories, died at home on Sept. 10 in Newport Beach, Calif., of what his family described as natural causes. He was 83.

  •     James Russell Hopson, Bridgehamptoner, Army veteran, and 27-year employee of the Southampton Town Highway Department, died at the age of 90 on Sept. 19 at Southampton Hospital.

        Mr. Hopson moved to Bridgehampton when he was 5 and attended the public school there. He found employment at the I.M. Young potato farm, and later worked at Joseph Hren’s nursery in Amagansett and at Pulver Gas in Bridgehampton. He retired from the Highway Department in 1986.

  •     Neil Noland, a sculptor and former Amagansett resident, died of cancer on Sept. 25 at the age of 86, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla. For the past several years he had been living in Sarasota, near his son, Robin Bond Noland.

  •     Frederick W. Pflum, a retired engineer who had a house in Amagansett for about 20 years, but split his time more recently between Virginia Beach, Va., and Tillson, N.Y., died on Sept. 20 in Tillson.

    B. Krupinski to Kidd Construction and Farrell, 8 Old Station Place, .56 acre (vacant), July 24, $1,750,000.
    J. Reiring to F. Petzel, 43 Beach Avenue, .3 acre, May 19, $1,445,000.

    Sawgrass Properties to B. Centner and D. Barbee, 125 Meadows East, .92 acre, Apr. 30, $900,000.
    Topping Investment Co. to 322 Ocean Road L.L.C., 322 Ocean Road, 19.4 acres (vacant), July 24, $25,000,000.

    B. White to Flex Development L.L.C., 10 Livery Lane, .75 acre, July 30, $900,000.

  • Bancorp to Acquire FNBNY
        Bridge Bancorp, the parent company of Bridgehampton National Bank, will acquire FNBNY Bancorp and its subsidiary, the First National Bank of New York. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, subject to conditions including required regulatory approvals and approval of FNBNY’s shareholders.

  •     Annemarie Cangiolosi Brown, John Brown, and Joao Casagrande, a tennis pro, are offering a junior tennis-multisport program designed for children ages 4 through 12 at the Ross School from Saturday through Dec. 14. According to a release, “the program is for children who want to learn tennis and multisport skills not only to enhance their tennis play but also to help them in other sports such as soccer, basketball, lacrosse, baseball, and more.”

  • Serpent’s Back
        The Serpent’s Back duathlon — a 12.5-mile mountain bike leg bracketed by two two-and-a-half-mile trail runs — will be held Sunday at the Edward V. Ecker Preserve off Montauk’s Navy Road. Mike Bahel, who oversees it, said the race is to begin at 10 a.m.

    Surf Contest

  • Thursday, October 3
    GOLF, East Hampton at Center Moriches, 3:30 p.m.
    BOYS SOCCER, Elwood-John Glenn at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
    FIELD HOCKEY, Hampton Bays at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, October 4
    GIRLS TENNIS, East Hampton at Ross, 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, October 5
    SURFING, Eastern Surfing Association contest, Atlantic Terrace Beach Resort, 21 Surfside Drive, Montauk, from 8 a.m., also Sunday.

  •     LTV and the East Hampton Historical Society will host a free reception and screening of an archival film today from 5 to 7 p.m. at 75 Industrial Road in Wainscott.

         “East Hampton in the 20s & 30s,” a portrait of life in East Hampton 86 years ago, will be followed by a debate on the topic of preservation by East Hampton Town Board candidates. A wine reception will precede the film and panel discussion.

Blogs by this author: