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  •     Graduation and commencement ceremonies continue today, tomorrow, and Saturday as the school year comes to a close.

        Eighth graders from the Springs and Montauk Schools will have graduation ceremonies tonight. Montauk’s graduation will be at 6 at the school. The ceremony for the Springs School will be held at 6:30 in the East Hampton High School auditorium. A kindergarten “graduation” ceremony for Springs will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. in the school gym, with a reception to follow in the courtyard.

  • Puppets’ “Big Stink”

        Three native species band together to track down the source of a “malodorous substance” in “The Big Stink,” a children’s puppet show coming to Marders nursery in Bridgehampton this weekend. The production is the work of artists and puppeteers from Brooklyn and the East End and is, according to a release, “designed for a world where the average child can name more brand logos than animals living in their backyard.”

  •     Anna Mirabai Lytton was an ardent reader who had just begun to explore the classics, and a prolific writer and poet. She enjoyed taking photographs and listening to music, and liked to cook with her brother and mother; they were planning to make healthy snacks to sell this summer at local farmers markets. She had a passion for the arts, even at the young age of 14.

  •     Walter Joseph Smith Jr., a longtime summer resident of Amagansett who was a trial lawyer and partner of a Manhattan firm for some 25 years, died at home in Gainesville, Va., on June 5. He was 77 and had been diagnosed with a brain tumor three and a half months ago. 

  •     Rita Layton was full of “beauty, charm, elegance, and grace,” wrote her daughter, Barbara Layton of East Hampton, but she also “had a strength and courage beyond words.”
        Ms. Layton died at her daughter’s house on June 8 from a rare form of skin cancer, Merkel cell carcinoma. She was 87.

  • Christine Rosemarie Hagen, a native of Germany and a longtime resident of Sag Harbor, died of cancer on June 8 after being ill for about 10 years. She was 64.
        She and Anthony Hagen, who survives, met in 1969 when she was working in London as an au pair for his uncle and aunt. They lived in Munich from 1970 to 1975, and for the next three years in Norway. In 1980 they moved to East Hampton, and to Sag Harbor the following year.

  •     Paul Burnham Finney of Bull Path Close in East Hampton, a longtime managing editor of Businessweek and executive editor of Fortune magazine, died of complications of Parkinson’s disease on May 18 at Southampton Hospital. Mr. Finney, who had had Parkinson’s for three years, was 83.

  •     Clair Lewis Johnson, a 20-year resident of Barnes Landing, Springs, who enjoyed boating, fishing, and clamming, died on June 12 in Greenport after a long illness. He was 88.
        Mr. Johnson and his wife, the former Mary E. Martin, his high school sweetheart, whom he married in 1947, designed their own house at Barnes Landing and moved in after they retired. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Barnes Landing Association and served as its president for a time.

    Shore Road Property to Nadia III L.L.C., 60 Shore Road, .58 acre, April 8, $4,963,333.
    C. Eggert to B. and E. Phillips, 92 Scrimshaw Lane, 1.4 acres, April 25, $1,500,000.
    S. Horowitz to K. Cramer, 23 Deerfield Lane, .31 acre, April 30, $1,969,000.

    Amsterdam Development to A. Tuff, 31 Sunrise Avenue, .31 acre (vacant), April 26, $375,000.
    H.D.E. Properties to A. Tuff, 71 Sunrise Avenue, .35 acre (vacant), April 26, $425,000.

  • New at Bay Street
        Bay Street Theatre has welcomed Diana Aceti as its new director of development. A Sag Harbor resident, Ms. Aceti, who spent the last year at the Watermill Center as director of external relations and advancement, has over 20 years of experience in fund-raising, marketing, and strategic planning.

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