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  • Kids at the Mill

    On Mondays and Thursdays through Aug. 7, the Water Mill Museum will give children 5 and up a glimpse of the colonial era as they help with a task that was important to daily life then — milling corn into grits, flour, and more. The hands-on milling sessions will be a lesson in engineering and water power, according to the museum. They are free, but advance registration is required by calling 726-4625. Donations will be accepted for the historic mill, which is at 41 Old Mill Road.


  • An object falling from the sky brought out the East Hampton Town Marine Patrol to search for about an hour Tuesday evening near Gardiner’s Island. Ed Michels, the town harbormaster, said they received a call from a boater, who could not describe the falling object, except to say it was definitely not a body.

    “We got the call about an hour before dark,” Mr. Michels said. “We used the whole Gardiner’s Island crew.” The search was called off after about an hour as the sun sank below the horizon.


  • An Army Corps of Engineers’ amphibious vehicle known as a LARC, for Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo, will be out in the ocean and along the beach between Ditch Plain and the eastern edge of Washington Drive in Montauk today in preparation for the design of a beach protection and reconstruction project.

    The “vehicle is designed to allow surveying in the water, across shoals, and even through the surf zone up to the base of the beach dunes,” according to a release.


  • Franco Stephen Denaro, a chef, caterer, and food stylist who lived on Joshua Edwards Court in East Hampton, died on May 28 at Southampton Hospital. Mr. Denaro, who was 61, had a heart attack at the Ross School, where he worked as a chef.

    He was a talented gardener and fisherman, said his son, Stephen Denaro of East Hampton. “He was a good guy, an honorable guy,” he said.

  • Julian Norman Koenig, a renowned advertising copywriter who nevertheless described himself as just “a writer of short sentences,” died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan on June 12. He was 93 and had suffered what was believed to be a stroke about a week before.

  • Richard Cummings, a prolific writer and scholar, died of prostate cancer on June 18 in Southampton. He was 76.

    As a young man, Mr. Cummings was an associate at a Manhattan law firm, Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan, and at the United States Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C. He later taught at law schools in the West Indies and Ethiopia.

  • Kenneth B. Frankl, an Amagansett resident who in the course of his legal career was a corporate attorney, a New York City assistant district attorney, and a private practitioner, died at home on June 16. He was 90, and had Parkinson’s disease for many years, and had a stroke in 2005.

    Mr. Frankl was passionate about music and played the piano for hours daily, almost until the end of his life, his family said. He loved Shakespeare, bridge, football, and politics, along with his family and the Amagansett community.

  • Howard T. Rosen, a New Jersey attorney who often took the month of August off to spend with his family on Sandpiper Lane in Amagansett, died at the age of 86 on May 23 in Naples, Fla. He had been in constant, low-level pain since knee replacement surgery eight years ago, his son Jim Rosen said.

  • Paul Joseph Honorowski, a well-known carver of waterfowl and decoys, died at his Windmill Village apartment in East Hampton on Friday night. He was chronically ill, and had been under medical supervision for some time. He was 59.

    Born on Aug. 14, 1954, in Southampton, to Stanley John Honorowski, a sculptor, and the former Genevieve Victoria Lapatowicz, he grew up in East Hampton and graduated from East Hampton High School. He was said to have loved surfing in his youth.

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    Cummings School to Town of East Hampton, 2052 Montauk Highway, 1.9 acres (vacant), April 23, $75,000.
    HIAS Inc. to Town of East Hampton, 2052 Montauk Highway, 1.9 acres (vacant), April 23, $112,500.
    Yeshiva University to Town of East Hampton, 2052 Montauk Highway, 1.9 acres (vacant), April 23, $187,500.
    Animal Rescue Fund to Town of East Hampton, 2052 Montauk Highway, 1.9 acres (vacant), April 23, $187,500.

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