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  •     Bill Jones, a former Sag Harbor Village trustee who is now a Suffolk County legislator, will speak about the village’s police union contract negotiations at a public forum on Saturday morning.
    Mayor Brian Gilbride has proposed to disband the force and have police services provided by another entity, or to eliminate several full-time positions in the department. In a recent press release, Mr. Jones said the “system is rigged in favor of police unions.”

  • Frogs and Friends
        Food and frogs — no, not at the same time — are on the agenda at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton this weekend. On Saturday at 11 a.m., kids 2 and older can make their own quesadillas. The cost is $18, including admission, or $5 for members. Sima at Sea will disembark at the museum on Sunday at 11 a.m. to read “Frogs and Friends” during a free story time. Reservations have been requested for both.

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  •     James Maitland O’Donnell, the son of William and Diane O’Donnell of East Hampton, was married on Feb. 23 to Stephanie Miranda. The Rev. Damian O’Connell performed the ceremony at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, and a reception followed at the Russian Tea Room.

  •     Samuel Jacob Spielberg, who loved his hometown of East Hampton and was raising his own daughter here, died on Feb. 22 following a single car accident in Amagansett. He was 31.
        Hundreds filled Ashawagh Hall in Springs and gathered on the lawn outside during a celebration of his life on Feb. 28.
        Mr. Spielberg was dedicated to his family and to his friends, both lifelong and new, and they spoke last week of his generous and caring nature.

  •     Craig C. Morton, a Montauker who had lived in Rincon, Puerto Rico, for the past 15 years, died on Friday in Rincon after a brief illness. He was 49.
        Mr. Morton was an electrician and helped a lot of people in Rincon, according to his brother, Chuck Morton of Montauk.

  •     Richard T. Johnson, who was among the founders of the Concerned Citizens of Montauk, died at San Simeon by the Sound in Greenport on Feb. 21. He was 87. The cause of death was cancer, his niece, Frances Walton, said.

  •     Ruth Hedges Guyer, an early education teacher who, her family said, felt blessed to work with children, died at home in Bridgehampton of cancer on Feb. 26. She was 71.

  •     Toni Botta, who lived in Montauk for more than 30 years, died of cancer on Feb. 20 in Fort Myers, Fla. She was 61 and had been ill for eight months.
        Ms. Botta, known as Rusty, worked at the Montauk Marine Basin and the Montauk Medical Center, before retiring and moving to Lehigh Acres, Fla., with her husband, Anthony Botta, about 15 years ago. 

  •     John Peter Macca, a former sales manager for the Texaco oil company who was a summer resident of Amagansett for several decades, died on Feb. 27 at Treasure Coast Hospice in Florida following a stroke. He was 83.
        Mr. Macca was born on July 8, 1929, in New York City to Peter Samuel Macca and the former Rosana Muraca. As a young man, he served in the Army during the Korean War. He later earned a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University in Hempstead.

  •     Norman Taylor Harrington II, a former English professor at Brooklyn College, died of cancer last Thursday at home in Manhattan. He was 86 and had been ill for 18 months.
        A part-time resident of Amagansett, he loved Fresh Pond, Louse Point, reading in the Amagansett Library, visiting the proprietor of Amagansett Hardware, having clams at Gosman’s Dock in Montauk, and conferring with his favorite plumber, Phil Gamble, his family said.

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