Author Information

Articles by this author:

  •     On Saturday, registered voters in the East Hampton, Springs, and Wainscott school districts can vote on the East Hampton Library’s proposed 2014 budget. Those eligible can vote between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the library.

  • Amagansett

    A silver Trek hybrid bicycle with black grips and a yellow stem was stolen from a Sheperd’s Lane house late last month. William Oberlander valued the bike at $300, and said it had an Amagansett Beach and Bike sticker on the frame.

    Graffiti vandals attacked at least three structures at Barnes Landing beach early last Thursday.

    East Hampton Village

  •     The Sag Harbor American Music Festival is finalizing the schedule for its annual village-wide music celebration Friday, Sept. 27, and Sept. 28. The festival will include indoor and outdoor music at galleries, restaurants, and retail shops.

  •     A public meeting with the consultants preparing a comprehensive wastewater management plan for East Hampton Town will be held at the Montauk School library on Oct. 2 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

        The meeting is the first of a series that will focus on wastewater issues, needs, and potential solutions in each of the town’s hamlets. A Web site,, has been set up to provide information and updates on the process.

  • Bang the Drum

        Kids ages 2 to 10 will have a chance to hear a variety of musical instruments and then try their hands at playing them during a music fair at the Children’s Museum of the East End on Saturday. The free fair, presented with Crossroads Music of Amagansett and Bulldog Studios, will have performers and instruments inside and outside the museum from 10 a.m. to noon. The museum is on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton.

    Getting Close to Raptors

  •     Walter Kaprielian, a retired New York City advertising executive, died on Sept. 5 at home on Wigwam View Lane in East Hampton. He was 79 years old and had kidney cancer, his wife, Dinaz Boga Kaprielian, said.

        Mr. Kaprielian was a talented graphic designer, creative director, and a nurturing teacher with an eye for recognizing and bringing out the best in his students, Ms. Kaprielian said.

  •     Ida Keats, an East Hampton resident for the last 30 years and a longtime volunteer for the Ladies Village Improvement Society, died at her home in Southbury, Mass., on Sept. 5. She was 87, and had been ill for some time.

  •     Kevin Bryan Megginson died in his sleep at home on Harrison Avenue in Springs on Sept. 6, the day after his 35th birthday. The cause of death had not been determined, his family said.

        Born on Sept. 5, 1978, at Stony Brook Hospital, he was a son of Frank Megginson and Julie Heffernan Megginson, who survive him. He grew up in Springs, graduating from Springs School and then East Hampton High School.

  •     Phillip Seidenberg, who friends remember for his “quick wit, ready smile, and contagious good will,” died on Aug. 28 at the house in Springs that he shared with his longtime companion, Gerald Golak. He was 75.

        Mr. Seidenberg was “generous to a fault and always at the ready with a great joke or a helping hand,” friends wrote. His laugh was infectious and “his sense of the absurd was unmatched,” they said.

  •     James Patrick Hastings, a retired executive with the Liberty Lines bus company who spent his summers in Springs, died in New York City on Sept. 10. He was 86 years old.

        Mr. Hastings and his wife, the former Agnes Stack, ran successful textile businesses in New York for many years. He went on to become the executive officer for Liberty Lines, based in Yonkers, from which he retired.

Blogs by this author: