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  •     Students in the Project MOST after-school program at the John M. Marshall Elementary School received a visit from State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. on Dec. 6.
        The two lawmakers visited the program, which also serves students in Springs and Wainscott, in recognition of a state grant awarded to it. They learned how Project MOST supports students academically and visited students doing various enrichment activities, from storytelling to dance and movement to computer technology and cooperative games.

  • East Hampton Village

    A caller told police on the afternoon of Dec. 12 that a small dog, a terrier, had been leashed to a shrub on Newtown Lane for some time, in front of several shops. As an officer tried to coax the dog out from under the shrub, it got free of its collar and ran off, leaving the collar, with tags, behind. Police notified the owner of the incident; it is not known if dog and owner were reunited.

  •     Jacqueline Beh and Charles Brian Clark were married on Oct. 6 in the Church of St. Lawrence the Martyr in Sayville. They are Suffolk County case managers who met on the job. A party for the families of the bride and bridegroom was held at Casa Luis in Smithtown, the site of the newlyweds’ first date.

  • For the Birds
        Kids and their families can give the birds a holiday treat on Saturday at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. Museum staff will work with visitors to make bird-friendly decorations for a holiday tree using seeds, suet, and dried fruit. Children have been asked to take a shoe box so that they can safely carry their decorations home for their own yards.
        The program begins at 10 a.m. and costs $4 per child. Reservations are required.

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  •     Leonard B. Harmon, a retired insurance company owner  and championship bridge player who lived on Jason’s Lane in East Hampton and who was awarded the Purple Heart for an eye injury during World War II, died at home on Nov. 27. The cause was heart failure and stroke, his family said. He was 93.

  •     Jeffrey Brackett Potter died at Southampton Hospital on Saturday after a brief case of pneumonia. He was 94. A resident of East Hampton, he was the author of several books, including an oral biography of Jackson Pollock, “To a Violent Grave,” which was published in 1985.

  •     Miriam Brooks, known as Mim, died on Dec. 12, two days shy of her 94th birthday. She had moved from East Hampton to Binghamton, N.Y., in 2008, and lived most recently in Elizabeth Church Manor, a nursing home there.
        Born in Trenton, N.J., in 1918, the daughter of Marion and Bertram Thompson, she graduated from Trenton High School and went to work as a telephone switchboard operator.

  •     James Joseph Corless of Montauk and Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., died of a heart attack on Dec. 11 while en route to Montauk. Mr. Corless, who was known to friends and family as Jim, was the founder and chief executive of Datacom Management Sciences of Norwalk, Conn. He was 85.

  •     George Dayton Payne III died in his sleep on Dec. 11 at the East Hampton house where he had lived for most of his life. He was 86. In his last years he had emphysema and vascular disease that resulted in the amputation of one of his legs.

  •     John R. Talmage, who grew up in East Hampton and the Bronx, died on Dec. 5 in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, following an aneurism. He was 74.
        Mr. Talmage was born in New York City on Feb. 2, 1938. Raised in East Hampton by his mother, the former Ruth Thinnes, and his stepfather, Donald Gould, he graduated from East Hampton High School with the class of 1955 and went on to Pace College and Rutgers University, eventually becoming a certified public accountant.

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  • 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.

  • The inclement weather and icy roads forecasted for Tuesday morning has caused some rescheduling at Town Hall.