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  •     The Choral Society of the Hamptons has named David M. Brandenburg its executive director. He is a composer, co-founder of the Hamptons Shakespeare Festival, and music director of the Sag Harbor Community Band.
        Mr. Brandenburg will help produce the society’s June 29 performance of Handel’s oratorio “Israel in Egypt” Part II (Exodus) and Bach’s cantata 79, “Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild.”

  •     Guild Hall will present the Daisy Jopling Band featuring Chanterelle, Man­ly Men, and the Far East Fiddle Club, all from East Hampton High School, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

  •     Young dancers from the Hampton Ballet Theatre School will take the stage tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday to present two new spring ballets at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater.

  • Amagansett
    Police received a call Friday reporting that an Atlantic Avenue house had had its roof damaged earlier this month. The caller said she had an ongoing feud over the property with her father, and suspected him of tearing shingles off the roof.
    A longboard-style Original Pintail skateboard was stolen from outside Christine Ganeaux’s shop, Ganeaux, on Sunday afternoon. The multicolored board has green wheels and a black stripe down the center, and is valued at $300.

  •    John Lorie Stuart, known as Jeb to his many friends, was a man of the sea. He grew up in Montauk where he became a gregarious part of the local tribe of surfers. He was a lobsterman, a merchant seaman, and a decorated Coast Guard petty officer. During the past week, friends spoke of his contagious optimism and his bright and generous spirit. Mr. Stuart died on April 9 of liver and kidney failure. He was 61.
        A week before he died, Mr. Stuart wrote his own obituary.

  •    Ann Marie Arancio, a Sag Harbor resident who was a volunteer for the Dominican Sisters, helping transport those in need to medical appointments and the like, died at Stony Brook University Hospital on Monday. She was 81 and had been ill for some time.
        Ms. Arancio loved being out on the water and socializing, said her husband, James Arancio of Sag Harbor. She was a member of the East Hampton Power Squadron and of the Irish-American Society in Hampton Bays.

  •    Edwin A. Hedges, a Bridgehampton native and an Air Force veteran, died on April 16 at the Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 81.
        Mr. Hedges, a graduate of Bridgehampton High School, worked for much of his life at the Bohack’s and King Kullen grocery stores in that hamlet.
        He was born on Sept. 17, 1931, the son of Allen and Miriam Hedges of Bridgehampton.

  •    Madge T. Lester of Sandra Drive in Springs, who was her husband’s fishing partner and a cook who lent her skills to local restaurants, died at Southampton Hospital on April 17. She was 74 and had been ill for a long time.
        She was born on March 20, 1939, in Southport, N.Y., and was adopted by Homer Thayer Heaton and Gay Bernard Heaton. The couple owned Fireplace Lodge, a summer camp at the end of Springs Fireplace Road. Madge Heaton grew up in Springs where she met Stewart Lester, a bayman who also was an offshore lobster fisherman.

  •    Ethel E. Salomon, whose family was among the first to have a house at Sammy’s Beach, East Hampton, and who had worked for Robert Moses at the Long Island Parks Commission, died last Thursday in Boca Raton, Fla., after a long illness, her family said. She was 96.
        Ms. Salomon was, on her mother’s, Edith’s, side a descendent of the Young family, which arrived on the North Fork in the 1600s. She was born on April 16, 1917, in the Philippines, where her mother and father, Walter Salomon, lived for a time.

  •     Sarah Hoyt Wethington, an Amagansett native who went to school there and at East Hampton High School, died on April 12 in Morgan Hill, Calif. The cause was leukemia, her family said.
        She was born in Amagansett to Edward Hoyt and the former Christine Pagac in 1936. Her first love was the ocean on Long Island, where she grew up, married, and later visited at every opportunity, her daughter, Carol Johnson of Morgan Hill, said.

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