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  •     Andrew A. Weiss, an East Hampton High School graduate and former president of the Peconic chapter of the American Institute of Architects, died of a heart attack on July 25 in Riverhead, where he was staying. He was 63.
        He was born to Theodore and Frances Weiss in New York City on Sep. 10, 1948. His parents moved to Springs not long afterward.

  •     Jane M. Smith, a founding member of two chapters of the singing group Sweet Adelines, died at Southampton Hospital on July 20 at the age of 88.
        A funeral service was held at the Old Whalers Presbyterian Church in Sag Harbor on July 24, with burial following at Oakland Cemetery in Sag Harbor. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition.

  • “Big Maybelle: Soul of the Blues” will have its world premiere at Bay Street Theatre on Tuesday. Lillias White, a Tony, People’s Choice, and Outer Critics Award winner, will star as Maybelle Smith, a blues singer taking on the challenges of 1950s America. Written and directed by Paul Levine, recognized by Daily Variety for best director and best production of the year, the show will run through Sept. 2. Showtimes are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7. There are Wednesday matinees on Aug. 15, 22, and 29 at 2 p.m., and matinees on Saturdays Aug.

  • New Owners for UPS Store
        The UPS Store at 81 Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village is under new ownership. Chet Borgida, a retired financial executive, has taken over the store with his wife, Susan, a senior executive for a healthcare management firm.
        This is the couple’s first entrepreneurial venture. They plan to expand their services to include online printing and other business services. Greg Simmons will stay on as manager and Diane Peralta as assistant manager.

  • AMAGANSETT
    J. Davis to D. Bruno and B. Bennett, 81 Abrahams Landing Road, .57 acre, June 15, $1,190,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    R. and K. Young to 23 Atlantic L.L.C., 32 Atlantic Street, June 18, $547,410.
    B. Roaman to M. and W. Clurman, M and W, 53 Buell Lane, .5 acre, June 18, $1,375,000.
    Sciortino, A. to Sokolovsky, I. and Felman, 55 Landfall Road, .91 acre, June 14, $1,175,000.
    King Jr. M. and D. to Marcus, C. 5 Terry’s Trail, 3.7 acre, June 20, $1,750,000.

  • Artists-Writers

  • Thursday, August 2
    BENEFIT SOFTBALL, Travis Field tournament begins, Terry King ball field, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett, 5:30 p.m.
    BEACH VOLLEYBALL, games at Gurney’s Inn, Montauk, from 6 p.m.


    Friday, August 3
    BENEFIT SOFTBALL, Travis Field tournament, Terry King ball field, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett, 5:30 p.m.

  •     Film, music, or culinary arts, there is something for every taste at Guild Hall in East Hampton over the next few days.
        “The Wizard of Oz” will be shown tonight at 8 as part of a July Garland celebration in honor of the 75th anniversary of her feature film debut in the 1936 “Pigskin Parade.” Several more of her movies will be shown later on in the series, called “All Singin’, All Dancin’, All Judy.” Tickets are $12, $10 for members.

  • Love and Magic
        “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a tale of love and magic, will be presented by the Hamptons Independent Theatre Festival starting tonight, outdoors behind the Bridgehampton High School.
        The production, conceived and directed by Joshua Perl, stresses the “dream state” that Shakespeare might initially have envisioned for the play.

  • East Hampton
    Robert Di Gia of Huckleberry Lane called police on July 16 to say that while he was away, from May 19 to June 12, his teakwood deck chairs had vanished. He valued the missing chairs at $2,100.
    Marilyn Manning of Miller Lane East reported the theft of two cellphone chargers from her unlocked car, parked in her driveway. They went missing last Friday night.

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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.