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  •     Howard Brown, a die-hard local sports fan who had followed Bonac teams since the 1930s, and who, as the Most Holy Trinity School and Catholic Church buildings and grounds superintendent, helped generations of kids build birdhouses and other projects, died at the Countryside Care Center in Delhi, N.Y., on June 17, following a fall.
        Mr. Brown was born in Sag Harbor on June 12, 1917, the son of Albert Brown Sr. and the former Alice Mott. He attended St. Andrew’s Catholic School in that village before his family moved to East Hampton.

  •     Emmeline Dore Sands Heppenheimer, a longtime resident of East Hampton, died on July 13 at home on Chauncey Close. She was 83, and had been diagnosed with colon cancer two years ago.
        Born to Howard A. Sands and the former Muriel Winthrop in New York City on June 11, 1929, Mrs. Heppenheimer grew up spending summers in Newport, R.I., and winters in the city. She was a descendant of Peter Stuyvesant and of John Winthrop, an early governor of Massachusetts, and of Comfort Sands, who, with Alexander Hamilton, founded the Bank of New York.

  •     The Rev. Alfred C. Thompson, whose first assignment as a minister was at the East Hampton Methodist Church and who was the senior chaplain for the New York Fire Department on Sept. 11, 2001, died at the Colonial Poplin Nursing Home in Freemont, N.H., on June 25 at the age of 87. His son Alfred C. Thompson II said his father stayed at the site of the Twin Towers, sleeping in a truck, “and didn’t come home for six weeks until he was hospitalized with pneumonia.” He continued to have lung problems for the rest of his life.

  •     Edward Mulford Baker, known as Ted, a proud 11th-generation member of East Hampton’s Mulford family, died on July 6 at Brookhaven Medical Hospital in Patchogue. He was 62.
        Mr. Baker, who had cerebral palsy, delighted in retelling the story of an ancestor, Samuel (Fishhooks) Mulford, who traveled to London to complain about a tax on whale oil that the town’s whalers were being forced to pay. Having heard about pickpockets in the big city, he is said to have sewn fishhooks into his pockets to catch them in the act.

  •     Florence M. Rawson, formerly of East Hampton, died on July 17 at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo after a brief illness. She was 86.
        Mrs. Rawson was interested in history and enjoyed reading and her garden. Her family described her as an artistic person. They said she would be remembered as one of the kindest, most caring, and generous people one could meet.

  •     Nathan Wilson Collum, a World War II veteran who for many years was the head of the Grounds Department for the East Hampton School District, died on July 10 in High Point, N.C. He was 96.

    F. Butensky to Ferrovecchio Thompson, 21 Timber Trail, 1.93 acres, May 18, $1,200,000.
    E. Ujvari to S. Dineen, 1910 Montauk Highway, .17 acre, June 11, $625,000.
    H. Hoffman by executors to Moxey Savon L.L.C., 288 Bluff Road, .5 acre, June 4, $2,700,000.
    P. Arbia to K. and K. Lockwood, 71 Gansett Lane, .4 acre, June 14, $2,000,000.

    R. Shainberg to A. Schaefer, 3 Yew Street, .29 acre, June 11, $667,000.
    M. Newmark to Abraham’s Path L.L.C., 168 Town Lane, 1.04 acres, June 13, $760,000.

  • Design Studio’s New Web Site
        The Design Studio is celebrating the launch of its new Web site,, this weekend at its Bridgehampton gallery. The gallery currently features the work of John Deng, whose photographs express the life and story of the places and people of China. Refreshments and Raphael wines from the North Fork will be served Saturday and Sunday, and a 15-percent discount will be offered this weekend to customers who purchase in the store or on the Web site.

  • Friday, July 27
    TRAVIS FIELD TOURNEY, “Bracket Bash,” American Legion Hall, Amagansett, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

    Saturday, July 28
    OCEAN SWIMS, benefit Montauk Playhouse aquatics center, Kirk Park beach, Atlantic Terrace, and Ditch Plain, from 7:30 a.m.

  • Waterborne Events
        There will be two waterborne events supported by the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad this weekend — ocean swims of one-half, one, and two miles in Montauk that are to benefit the Montauk Playhouse’s aquatics center on Saturday, and a stand-up paddleboard race benefiting the Retreat at Fresh Pond Landing on Sunday.

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  • The Montauk festivities will have to wait. Thanks to the rain, Saturday's plans have been canceled with the exception of a fireworks show on Saturday night.

  • With Election Day is a little more than a month away, State Senator Lee Zeldin, who is challenging Representative Tim Bishop to represent New York's First Congressional District, visited East Hampton, where he met supporters on Thursday. The cocktail-hour for Mr. Zeldin was held at Cittanuova restaurant in East Hampton Village. The East Hampton Town Republican Committee sponsored the event.

  • Additional batches of tickets to several choice screenings during the upcoming Hamptons International Film Festival went on sale Thursday.

  • 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.