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  • Fifteen short stories by Al Burrelli, a frequent contributor to The Star who died in 2014, have been collected in “Nuggets: Short Story Treasures.” The volume was self-published by his wife, Louise Burrelli, who wrote a foreword to the book.

    A retired public school teacher who turned to writing during the last five years of his life, Mr. Burrelli was awarded a literary prize for his first short story, “The Bride Wore Red,” and had a number of stories published by The Star over several years.

  • Amagansett

    A surveyor’s metal detector was stolen from a vehicle parked at a job site on Shore Road on Jan. 21. Joseph Welsh told police the missing DML 2000, which is used to find underground pipes and markers, was worth about $500.

    East Hampton

  • Student Art at the Parrish

  • Esther Laufer died at home on Highland Lane in East Hampton on Sunday at the age of 101. Mrs. Laufer had been a concert pianist and a piano teacher. “One of the highlights of her life was playing a Rachmaninoff piece during a piano lesson and later learning that Rachmaninoff himself had heard and admired her rendition,” her family said in an email. Her prized possession was a Hardman baby grand.

  • Arthur E. Connors of Cooper Lane, East Hampton, who served as an assistant captain with the East Hampton Fire Department, died of a brain aneurysm on Jan. 13 at Ochsher North Shore Medical Center in Slidell, La. He was 90.

    “A wonderful man,” his daughter Pamela Schenck said.

  • Milton Freeman, an art collector and enthusiastic theatergoer who for many years owned 1780 Antiques House in Water Mill, died on Sunday at Southampton Hospital. He was 92.

    He was a designer of bed linens and bath towels when, in 1952, friends introduced him to Robert Ullman, a press agent working in the theater world of Broadway. Both men enjoyed attending the theater, and a lifetime partnership was formed. They also made regular trips to the city’s art galleries and museums.

  • John Robert Lemmon, a craftsman who also painted landscapes and seascapes, died of lung cancer on Dec. 5 at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, Vt. He was 69.

    Mr. Lemmon had lived in East Hampton his entire life, but spent time at his partner’s, Carrie Kessler’s, farm in Corinth, Vt.

  • Carl Victor King, a Vietnam veteran who came from a large East Hampton family, died on Jan. 3 of complications during heart bypass surgery at the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Manhattan. He was 71.

    After he graduated from East Hampton High School, he joined the Army in the mid-1960s, seeing action in Vietnam. When he returned, he moved to Hampton Bays and later Flanders. He was most recently living in Riverhead, where he had moved last year. He worked as a self-employed plumber.

  • Nancy Janssen, one of the first female members of the Montauk Fire Department, serving as an emergency medical technician, died of complications of Alzheimer’s disease on Jan. 20 in Lancaster, Tex. She was 76 and had been ill for the last five years.

    Her family will remember her as a kind, happy, loving person who enjoyed the outdoors and being around her eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, said her daughter Dawn Stavola of Montauk. “She was really into the grandkids and great-grandkids,” Ms. Stavola said.

  • Thursday, January 29
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, Elwood-John Glenn at East Hampton, 5 p.m.
    BOYS BASKETBALL, Elwood-John Glenn at East Hampton, 6:15 p.m.
    BOYS SWIMMING, East Hampton at Deer Park, 5 p.m.
    KID WRESTLING, East Hampton High School wrestling room, 6-8 p.m.

    Friday, January 30
    DODGEBALL, for boys and girls ages 8 to 13, Sportime Arena, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett, 4-5 p.m.
    BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Mount Sinai, 4:30 p.m., and Ross School at Pierson, 6:15 p.m.

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