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  •     Adolph Notel Jr., a former Amagansett resident who was known as Sonny, died on Sunday in Baltimore. He was 79. A memorial will be announced, and an obituary will appear in a future issue.

    J. and C. Fry to R. Lerner, 30 Private Road, .58 acre, July 5, $2,050,000.
    M. Hayden and S. Grimaldi to HEJS7 L.L.C., 7 Devon Woods Close, 1.8 acres (vacant), June 27, $725,000.
    M. Hayden to HEJS9 L.L.C., 9 Devon Woods Close, 1.6 acres (vacant), June 27, $725,000.
    Amagansett Beach Box to Casa Di Bianco Sabia, 1932 Montauk Highway, .17 acre, July 1, $975,000.
    J. Accardi Jr. to K. Law, 10 Hampton Lane, June 26, $1,550,000.
    H. Abady to J. and C. Fry, 108 Central Avenue, .32 acre, June 28, $2,505,000.

  • Downs Titles
        The following won golf titles at Montauk Downs Saturday: Graham Bruwer, championship flight, with a gross score of 86. John Kernell, A flight, with a gross score of 82. Jeff Dickson, B flight, with a net score of 68. Jim Johnson, C flight, with a net 83. Valinda Valcich, women’s A flight, with a net 73. Joan Falcetta, women’s B flight, with a net 76.

    Polo Final

  • Thursday, August 29
    HAMPTON CLASSIC, featured events include $10,000 Sam Edelman Equitation championship, Grand Prix ring, 1:30 p.m.; $5,000 En Trust Junior Jumper Classic, 8 a.m., and $5,000 Strong’s Marina Amateur Owner Jumper Classic, Jumper Ring 2, and $2,500 Marshall & Sterling Adult Amateur Hunter Classic, Hunter 2 ring, 1:30, Snake Hollow, Bridgehampton showgrounds.

  •     Martin (Marty) Cohen was elected the chairman of Guild Hall’s board of directors and Alec Baldwin elected president at the annual meeting of the board at the residence of Mickey Straus, who stepped down as chairman this year. He held that office for 18 years.

  •    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, 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.

  •    An anonymous donor has promised a gift of $300,000 to the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor if it can raise matching funds.
        The gift was in response to the theater’s announcement that Scott Schwartz will be the new artistic director for the 2014 season.
        The gift will launch the theater’s fall matching funds campaign. Tax-deductible donations can be made by clicking the “Donate Now” icon on the Web site or through the box office.

  •    Guild Hall’s Labor Day weekend schedule is full again this year, with a number of performances, screenings, and concerts.
        Tonight, “County of Kings: A Stage Memoir by Lemon Andersen” will be presented by the author, who is also a poet and performance artist. It is directed by Elise Thoron. The 8 p.m. performance costs $30, $28 for museum members. Free rush tickets are available for students.

  • Amagansett

    Two bicycles were stolen from the bike rack at Atlantic Beach on Aug. 10. Andrew Rosen of Bluff Road, the owner, described one as a “black Revolution beach-style bike with a black metal basket on the front” and the other as a black, blue, and white child’s Specialized 24-inch mountain bike.

  •     East Hampton Town’s bond rating was upgraded by Moody’s Investors Service earlier this month by one level, from A1 to Aa3, reflecting the rating agency’s assessment of the town’s financial standing and its “stable outlook.”

        The rating was issued in advance of the sale on Aug. 15 of just over $2 million in bonds and bond anticipation notes, used to refinance previous notes and to raise money for upcoming capital projects.

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