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  •     The Hamptons Independent Theatre Festival will hold auditions for “The Tempest,” its second outdoor Shakespeare production, on May 8, 15, and 22 from 7 to 10 p.m., and May 11 and 18 from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Bridgehampton Community House. All roles are available. HIT Fest organizers are seeking “eager performers with a strong vocal presence who enjoy the outdoors.”

  •     The Choral Society of the Hamptons will hold auditions for its next concert on Monday, by appointment. The concert, “Bernstein! From Bible to Broadway,” will take place on June 28 at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church and will feature Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” and music from his “Mass,” “West Side Story,” and “Candide.” Rehearsals are usually held on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 10.

  • From Hannibal to Steinbeck
        It’s a digital jungle out there, writers, and Ed Hannibal, who recently saw two of his novels, “Chocolate Days, Popsicle Weeks” and “A Trace of Red,” reissued as e-paperbacks through the Authors Guild BackinPrint program, will offer guidance for those seeking to find their way tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor. Mr. Hannibal, who lives in Springs, is also heading up a workshop, the ABCs of Creative Writing, on Wednesdays at the Amagansett Library.

  • Firefighters responded to a daybreak blaze in an oceanfront house on Dune Road in Bridgehampton.
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    The scammer posing as a PSEG bill collector in calls to several local businesses was turned away by an alert businessman last Thursday. Vincent Balcuns of Balcuns Service Center on Main Street received a call telling him his electric bill was overdue. Mr. Balcuns stated that his account was paid up to date, and called PSEG, which confirmed it was a scam.

  • To the Zoo!

    All aboard, you animal fans in the seventh grade and above, it’s a bus trip to the fabled Bronx Zoo, courtesy of the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. Leaving from the library on April 26, a Saturday, at 7:30 in the morning, the bus will depart from the zoo at 4 p.m. that day, and in between comes all that critter viewing. The cost is $20, which includes admission and lunch.

    Four chaperones from the library will accompany participants. Signed permission slips are required and registration is preferred.


  • John Spencer Davis Jr., an interior designer, artist, and musician, died on March 25 in Alexandria, Va. Mr. Davis, whose last years were spent on Maidstone Lane, East Hampton, in a house owned by his parents for about 50 years, was 64. He had been ill for a long time, his family said.

    Known as Jock, he was born in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 24, 1949, to Spencer Davis and the former Sarah Kimball. He attended the Landon School in Bethesda, Md., until ninth grade, and graduated in 1968 from the Salisbury School in Connecticut.

  • John David Leo, who retired as East Hampton’s assistant postmaster in 1982 after 25 years with the Postal Service, died of leukemia on Feb. 26 at home in Matthews, N.C. He was 92.

    Prior to his tenure with the Postal Service, Mr. Leo was a truck driver for Schwenk’s Dairy and Railway Express, and he transported South Fork potatoes and produce to Hunts Point Market in New York City. He moved to North Carolina in 1998.

  • Cornelius O’Connell, a retired East Hampton school administrator who was known as Neil, died at Southampton Hospital on April 8. He was 70 and had been ill with pneumonia.

    Mr. O’Connell began his career as an elementary school teacher and then became an assistant principal.

  • A self-taught architectural draftsman and dedicated enthusiast of politics, sailing, skiing, and waterskiing, Otis Allan Glazebrook IV of Bell Road in Springs died on March 28 at home. He was 65. The cause of his death was not known pending a coroner’s report, his life partner, Mary Trabona, said.

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