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  •     “He arrived in Montauk in 1979 on a houseboat and stayed for 25 years, loving every moment and everyone he met,” Richard J. Hall’s sister, Carol Hall Murray, wrote.
        Mr. Hall died on March 26 in Huntington of complications related to diabetes. He was 82.

  •     “Montauk is filled with magic, mystery, and miracles,” Eugenia Rice Bartell once wrote. She shared her love of the place with the children of St. Therese of Lisieux church before embarking on a career in real estate, while keeping up on all the hamlet’s doings as the community editor for the Montauk Pioneer newspaper. After the Pioneer folded, said her daughter Carla Markson, she dreamed of starting a newspaper in the hamlet herself, but it was not to be. She died on April 4 at her Garfield Avenue residence of complications from emphysema.

  •     Helen Louise Freytag, a bookkeeper who had made Springs and East Hampton her home since World War II, died on Friday at Southampton Hospital. She was 86 and had been in declining health for the past couple of years.
        Known to her friends as Louise, she was born on Dec. 22, 1926, in Greenfield, Mo., to Russell William Brooks and the former Anna M. Barnard. She grew up in Oakland, Calif., where her parents moved when she was a child.

  • AMAGANSETT
    B. and N. Edwards Jr. Trust to DCP418 L.L.C., 418 Cranberry Hole Road, 1.46 acres (vacant), Dec. 7, $875,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    S. Schotland Trust to P. Gaynor, 163 Three Mile Harbor Road, Jan. 25, $475,000.
    P., B., and B. Carabine to T. Self and K. O’Neill, 28 Robert’s Lane, .94 acre, Feb. 1, $975,000.
    P. Flynn to G. Montesano Trust, 49 Osborne Lane, .41 acre, Feb. 15, $1,200,000.
    M. Finn to C. and Y. Nicholls, 591 Hand’s Creek Road, .92 acre, Feb. 25, $1,125,000.

  • Thursday, April 18
    BOYS LACROSSE, Bellport at East Hampton, 3:30 p.m.
    SOFTBALL, Kings Park at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, April 19
    BOYS TENNIS, East Hampton at East Islip, nonleague, 4:15 p.m.
    GIRLS LACROSSE, Harborfields at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.

  •    The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column, of between 700 and 1,200 words, and of short fiction, between 1,000 and 2,000 words.
       Authors can either e-mail their pieces (in text or Word format) to submissions@ehstar.com, with “Fiction” or “Guestwords” in the subject line, or mail them, preferably on disk and saved in a text format, to The Star, Box 5002, East Hampton 11937. A very short biographical note should also be included.

  • Storytelling Techniques
        Memoir: It’s all the rage, whether you’re a reader, a writer, or a publisher. How about workshopper?

  •     The Choral Society of the Hamptons will hold auditions for its next concert, which will feature Handel’s “Israel in Egypt” and Bach’s Cantata No. 79. Those wishing to audition are invited to sit in for the first rehearsal on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Bridgehampton. Auditions will take place on April 29 with Mark Mangini, the society’s music director, and most rehearsals will be on Mondays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the church.

  •     Following a sold-out run at Manhattan Theater Company’s Studio at Stage II, “Murder Ballad,” featuring music and lyrics by Juliana Nash, an indie rock singer-songwriter who lives in Amagansett, will transfer to the Union Square Theater for a nine-week engagement. The musical will feature three of the cast members from its M.T.C. run, John Ellison Conlee, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Will Swenson. Caissie Levy will join them in the role of Sara. The musical has received five Lucille Lortel nominations, including best musical.

  •     Marco Albonetti, a saxophonist, and Annalisa Mannarini, a pianist, will perform a duo concert titled “Postcards From Dreamland” on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Montauk Library.

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