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  • Amagansett

    Claudia Evart, a New Yorker, told police that her $14,000 gold necklace was taken from her purse while she was at Atlantic Avenue Beach on Friday.

    East Hampton

    Franklin Perez’s orange and white Stihl leaf blower was stolen from a shed at 11 Stokes Court last Saturday afternoon. He valued the machine at $600.

    East Hampton Village

  •     A Key West, Fla., man who is part of the security team at the Sloppy Tuna in Montauk is facing a felony charge of strangulation after a Sunday-night incident at the popular bar.

        Andreas E. Gemellas stood handcuffed Monday morning for his arraignment before East Hampton Town Justice Catherine Cahill. Mr. Gemellas looks like an offensive lineman, but he spoke softly and had a gentle demeanor.

  •     While temperatures topped 90 degrees on four days in July, August was “considerably on the cool side,” Richard G. Hendrickson reported from Bridgehampton. “In all my years of keeping weather records, this has been one of the coolest Augusts. There was only one day, on the 2nd, when it reached 91 degrees, the highest for the month. In fact, it was only 80 or higher on 14 days. A cool, cool August.”

  • G.O.P. Primaries Tuesday

  •     Music classes for kids 15 months to 6 years old will begin next week at the Ellen Johansen Music Studio in East Hampton Village.

  •     Margaret M. Ciechanowski, M.D., of Glen Ridge, N.J., and George J. Ciechanowski, M.D., of Lake Hopatcong, N.J., have announced the engagement of their daughter Tesia Eva Ciechanowski to Timothy Joseph Henn, a son of Marie T. Gallagher and Joseph G. Henn of Darien, Conn., and East Hampton.

  •     Known for his abstract work with neon, the artist Stephen Antonakos died in New York City of a heart condition on Aug. 17 at the age of 86. He was a longtime resident of Sag Harbor and showed regularly at the Drawing Room, a gallery in East Hampton. 

  •     Word has been received of the death in Tulum, Mexico, on July 1 of James T. Carley, a landscaper and fisherman who divided his time between Tulum and Montauk. His death was unexpected, following a leg infection, his family said. He was 60 years old.

  •     Ralph O’Hear, a carpenter and enthusiastic recreational golfer who lived in Sag Harbor, died on Aug. 21 at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. He was 46.

        His family said the cause of death was POEMS syndrome, a rare blood disorder. He had been sick for many years and spent the last five months in the hospital.

        Mr. O’Hear was a regular at the Sag Harbor Golf Course and won many trophies for his play.

  •     Christopher William Roberts, an accomplished naturalist and musician and founder of Gardens East, a landscape design business, died at home in East Hampton on Aug. 18 following a pulmonary illness. He was 61.

        Mr. Roberts “could identify every bird” and name plants by their Latin designations, said his brother, Don Roberts of Brookhaven. “He loved nature,” Mr. Roberts said.

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