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  •     Emanuel P. Bono, who grew up in East Hampton and worked his way through college as a waiter at the Maidstone Club, died in his sleep at home in San Leandro, Calif., on June 22. He was 91.
        He had been active until his final year, when he fell into a weakened state, fighting renal failure, his son David Bono said.
        His parents, Philip and Catherine Viscuso Bono, emigrated from Italy in the early 20th century, eventually settling in East Hampton, where the older Mr. Bono ran a barbershop.

  •     Virginia Boening, who had worked in the Town of East Hampton Office of Housing and Community Development from its inception until her retirement, died on July 2 at Southampton Hospital. She was 74. Her brother, Leslie Boening of East Hampton, said she died unexpectedly while recovering from an earlier back surgery.

  • Winifred B. Meddaugh, who lived on McGuirk Street in East Hampton for 56 years with her husband, Samuel, died on June 25 in Williamsport, Pa. She was 96.
  •     Suzanne Lavenas, an editor and year-round Montauk resident, died in a car accident in that hamlet on July 4. She was 69.

  • Thursday, July 12
    SQUASH, professional women’s doubles tournament and pro-am begin, Elmaleh-Stanton courts, Southampton Recreation Center, from 2 p.m., through Sunday morning.
    VOLLEYBALL, beach league round-robin games, Gurney’s Inn, Montauk, from 6 p.m.
    Friday, July 13
    PADDLEBOARDING, clinic by Jamie Mitchell, 10-time winner of Molokai crossing, and sports nutritionist Adam Kelinson, Surf Lodge, Montauk, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • July 23, 1987
        Summer squash is about to make its debut on the East End, not only at farm stands, but also at the Omnihealth and Racquet Club in Southampton, which recently converted one of its four air-conditioned racquetball courts to accommodate the lively racket game.
        Richard Gold, the club’s director, said of the addition, “Frankly, our fourth racquetball court was underused, so we said, ‘Why not squash?’ ”

    M. and C. Vitale to North Whale L.L.C., 19 Katie Lane, 1.17 acres (vacant), May 25, $625,000.

    R. Michaels to Bank of New York Mellon, 4 Paumanok Road, 4.59 acres, Nov. 17, $2,911,600.

    Deutsche Bank to M. and M. Lavin, 1 Soak Hides Road, .2 acre, Apr. 20, $200,000.
    A. Wittmer to P. Gallagher and C. Gill, 174 Three Mile Harbor Road, .34 acre, May 25, $349,000.
    M. Villacis to D. Long, 12 East Amagansett Drive, .46 acre (vacant), May 23, $160,000.

  • Tennis Anyone?
        Hannah McFarland of Southampton and Yesim Philip of Bridgehampton, two longtime East Enders, have designed and launched L’Etoile Sport, a new luxury tennis line. The line “promises to bring the elegance back to the tennis court,” according to the company’s press release.

  • ‘The Tempest’
        “The Tempest” will storm onto an outdoor stage at Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island for a two-night run this weekend. The 90-minute show, a presentation of the Green Theatre Collective, will start at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with tickets sold at the door, $15 for adults and $5 for children. The production will take place in a field at the manor, 80 North Ferry Road, unless it rains, in which case it will move indoors to Havens House, 16 South Ferry Road.

  • A driver was killed and her passenger left in serious condition after apparently turning into the path of an oncoming pickup truck Wednesday night.

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  • The East Hampton High School boys soccer team defeated Jericho, the three-time defending state Class A champion, 2-1 on Saturday. It was the first time in five meetings that an East Hampton boys team had beaten Jericho.

  • Registered Democrats in East Hampton and easternmost Southampton Town who are wondering where to cast their ballots in the primary for governor and lieutenant governor can find a list here. The polling places are the same as for the general election. Polls are open Tuesday until 9 p.m. If you don't know your polling place, click here to find it.

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  • Suffolk County is holding a photo contest, and County Executive Steve Bellone is asking residents to get involved. 

    All residents have to do is take a picture that depicts why they love calling Suffolk County home and load it to Facebook with the #SuffolkSnapshot. Suggestions include landmarks, tourist attractions, natural resources, and downtowns.

    The contest, Mr. Bellone said, "gives residents a chance to capture that uniqueness and beauty of Suffolk County and share it with their friends and neighbors through Facebook." 

  • School starts next week in East Hampton, but first students — and parents — have orientation meetings.

    On Tuesday night, all parents of East Hampton students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to a workshop on how to access online school resources. Two sessions, one in English in the high school library, and one in Spanish in the auditorium, start at 6 p.m.

    Incoming kindergarteners and their families will have an orientation at the John M. Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

  • Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans. 

    The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information. 

  • This weekend will be the first time that it will be illegal to drink alcoholic beverages during the day at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. 

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.

  • Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.