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  • The Fall of the College
        So what do you think went wrong at Southampton College: mere mismanagement? Perpetually insufficient funding for the redheaded stepchild of the Long Island University system? Deep-pocketed trustees failing to pony up as promised? Or was it doomed from its misguided Vietnam War-era conception as a safe haven for academically uninspired rich kids seeking to avoid the draft . . .

  • Amagansett

    A Mongoose bicycle was stolen from a front yard on Schellinger Road in early evening on Oct. 17. David E. Caldwell told police that the bike, which belonged to his daughter, had a value of about $100.

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  • Day of the Dead

        At the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton and La Fondita in Amagansett, children can take part in festivities marking the Mexican holiday of the Day of the Dead, a colorful celebration and remembrance of the deceased that takes place the day after Halloween. The library has invited kids 8 to 12 to make sugar skulls, a typical folk art associated with the holiday, tomorrow at 4 p.m. Reservations have been requested.

  •     Cyrelle B. Pinar, a teacher, gardener, traveler, artist, linguist, and animal philanthropist, died of natural causes at home in Springs on Sept. 23. She was 87.

        A resident of Springs and New York’s Greenwich Village, Ms. Pinar had lived in far-flung locations including London and Istanbul. Born in Brooklyn on Jan. 16, 1926, to Joseph David Barzilay and the former Ana Joseffer, she grew up in Manhattan. She earned a master’s degree in education from New York University.

  •     Jessie Fick, who lived in the house she was born in on Division Street in Sag Harbor for all of her 97 years, died on Oct. 15 at Southampton Hospital. She had recently been in declining health, her family said, and had been homebound for the last couple of years.

  •     Gunvor Pedersen, a native of Norway and 37-year Montauk resident who loved to walk the beaches here, collecting beach glass and rocks, died at home on Tuesday of lung cancer. She was 69.

        She came to the United States on a visit and stayed to work at various jobs, including one at a large insurance company in downtown Manhattan, which she loved.

  •     David Bruce Adao, who helped open the first openly gay hotel in Miami Beach when he was in his 20s, died on Aug. 20 from complications related to AIDS. He was 58.

  •     Nils A. Berglund, a poultry expert well known in the East End farming community in part because of his years as an agent with Suffolk’s Cornell Cooperative Extension, died of complications of heart disease at home in Swanton, Vt., on Oct. 22. He was 62.

    A. Hede to S. and J. Hirsch, 12 Pond Park Place, 1.68 acres, Aug. 8, $1,650,000.
    R.N. Amagansett (by referee) to F.C.S.B. A Reo N.Y.-Retail, 542 and 548 Montauk Highway, .81 acre, Aug. 16, $1,127,000.
    J. and A. Guilder Trusts to E. and C. Fagan, 41 Gardiner Drive, .23 acre, Aug. 1, $1,390,000.
    I. and M. Gerberg, to D.J. Beach Home L.L.C., 73 Devon Road, .23 acre, June 28, $1,287,500.

    P. and L. Gubitosa to K.P.G. Construction Company, 16 Bridge Hill Lane, 1.13 acres (vacant), Aug. 23, $890,000.

  • Doctor Repeats
        Ryan (The Car Doctor) Pilla repeated recently as the Sports Car Club of America’s national Mazda class champion, and also won the Sport Touring Light class. The races were held at the New Jersey Motorsports Park.

        Pilla and his crew, which included Rod (The Nurse) Davidson, Tyler Pappas (who finished fourth in the S.T.L. class), Jeff Baron, and Peter Hain, brought three Mazdas with them from their shop on Scuttlehole Road in Water Mill.

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