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  • Bridge Bancorp Dividend
        Bridge Bancorp, the parent company of the Bridgehampton National Bank, has announced a third-quarter cash dividend of $0.23 per share, payable on Oct. 30 to shareholders of record as of Oct. 17. In an accompanying release, the company said the dividend continues an “uninterrupted” progression.

  • AMAGANSETT
    D. and B. Zucker to 24 Cross Highway L.L.C., 24 Cross Highway, .8 acre, Aug. 10, $3,100,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    Taormina, Lange, et al. to J. Gutama and R. Pacho, 2 Montauk Avenue, .52 acre (vacant), July 30, $218,000.
    T. Bourie (by referee) to S. and B. Metro, 23 Quarty Circle, 1.44 acres, Aug. 29, $1,130,000.
    J. Rosenman to D. Talevi, 38 Old Northwest Road, 1.56 acres (vacant), Aug. 24, $405,000.

    EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE
    S. and S. Marden to C. Sellars, 38 David’s Lane, .7 acre, Aug. 1, $3,750,000.

  • Thursday, October 11
    GOLF, Pierson vs. East Hampton, South Fork Country Club, Amagansett, 4 p.m.
    FIELD HOCKEY, Shoreham-Wading River at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
    GIRLS VOLLEYBALL, East Hampton at Miller Place, 4:30 p.m.
    BOYS VOLLEYBALL, East Hampton at Westhampton Beach, 4:30 p.m.
    CROSS-COUNTRY, East Hampton boys and girls at invitational meet, Indian Island County Park, Riverhead, 4:30 p.m.

  • ‘Kook’ Surf Film Wins
        Danny DiMauro and Tin Ojeda have won best short film and viewers choice for short film for their movie “Kook Paradise,” about the insane popularity of Montauk’s Ditch Plain as a surfing destination despite its inconsistent surf conditions.
        The film and its makers were featured in The Star in August.

  •     A fall 2013 wedding is planned for Meghan Ryan and Nick Finazzo, Montauk residents who had been introduced by friends and became engaged on Aug. 19.

  • East Hampton

    An East Hampton landscaper, Jason Lester, told police late in August that a Husqvarna leaf blower and a car battery charger were stolen from his truck while his crew was working at Settlement Court. Police have interviewed neighbors and nearby businesses over the past month, but no one seems to have seen anything.

    A Grant Avenue woman, Carla Desiderio, reported her Coach wallet stolen from her unlocked car, which was parked in her driveway, on the night of Sept. 25. She had credit cards and $15 cash in the wallet.

  •     Phyllis Marion McKay, a former housekeeper at Gurney’s Inn who lived on West Lake Drive in Montauk for many years, died of natural causes on Sept. 26 at Kettle Brook Care Center in East Windsor, Conn. She was 93.
        She was born on July 7, 1919, in Port of Spain, Trinidad, to John DeCastro and the former Delphena Calderia. She married John McKay, a native of Scotland, on March 31, 1951.

  •     Dorothea Verzillo, a frequent visitor to the East Hampton home of her niece Madeleine Meehan, died in her sleep at her residence in Florence, Italy, on Sept. 26. She was 104.
        She was born in Berlin on May 8, 1908, a daughter of Dr. Leo Meyer and the former Irma Goldstein. She was working in the art market at a time when National Socialism under Hitler began restricting creative freedoms, and left Germany for Florence. Her parents stayed behind, and perished in the Holocaust.

  • AMAGANSETT
    J. and K. Kennedy to 25 Broadview L.L.C., 25 Broadview Road, 1.5 acres, Aug. 15, $1,410,000.

    MONTAUK
    M. Dos Santos to G. and S. Galati, 42 Kettle Hole Road, .82 acre (vacant), Aug. 23, $1,025,000.
    G. Prokop to M. and A. Jaffe, 23 Fort Pond Road, Unit 127, Aug. 10, $450,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    W. and E. Tobin to T. Ring and K. Gleason, 3 Grape Arbor Lane, 1.37 acres, Aug. 17, $3,175,000.
    R. Sachs to G. and K. Kline, 33 Old Orchard Lane, 1.89 acres, Aug. 16, $3,900,000.

    SAG HARBOR

  •    Nic Roldan, who summers in Water Mill and has played with teams contesting cups at the Bridgehampton Polo Club for years, and Tommy Biddle, another Bridgehampton veteran who once quarterbacked the University of South Carolina’s football team, are to square off in the featured match at the Scottsdale, Ariz., polo championships on Oct. 20.
       Biddle will captain the Hamptons team, and Roldan will captain the Los Angeles-based Bel Air team.

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  • During the blizzard, East Hampton Town and Village officials are standing by to help, and here's a list of important phone numbers to keep handy. As you prepare for the storm, why not print this out?

    Emergency Numbers:

    The joint town and village Emergency Operations Center, which will field calls about storm-related issues, has two numbers, one for village residents and one for town residents. Village residents should call 631-907-9796, and town residents should call 631-907-9743. Emergency line remains 911. 

  • As the South Fork braces for the blizzard on Monday, we are beginning to learn of school cancellations and business closures. We will keep a running list below, but we'll need your help. Please email us announcements and information to TKV@ehstar.com to announce a meeting that has been canceled or to let your customers know you are closing early.

  • On Monday Martin Luther King's Birthday will be celebrated, and there are several observations planned on the South Fork this weekend and on Monday.

    Jack Hill, the dean of world languages and literature at the Ross School, will discuss the work of  Dr. King at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 5 p.m. "The Legacy of Dr. King and Why King Still Matters" will cover his historical significance, his 1963 "Letter From Birmingham Jail," and the continuing importance of a nonviolent fight against injustice. 

  • The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which has raised money for breast cancer research and education for two decades now, recently donated $295,000 to fund technology and patient support services for Southampton Hospital's Ellen Hermanson Breast Center.

  • As you're cleaning house after the holidays, not everything needs to be chucked.

    The East Hampton Library will take those holiday greeting cards that arrived via the postal service. Foldable cards will be used for a craft project on Jan. 24 at 3:30 p.m., when teenagers will make little boxes out of them, according Lisa Houston, a librarian. 

  • Hailing the Solstice
    All have been invited to a winter solstice celebration at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike Saturday at 7 p.m. The gathering will begin with a potluck supper, and those planning to share have been asked to prepare a dish with a generous six portions. A candlelight ceremony will follow, with drumming, dancing, and music.

    A suggested donation of $10 for each adult will go to local food pantries and also benefit the meetinghouse.

  • "Paintings of Hope," an exhibition of work by Haim Mizrahi, an East Hampton artist, will open at Vered Gallery in East Hampton on Saturday at 6 p.m. The evening will include a candle lighting and songs with Chabad of East Hampton in celebration of the fifth night of Hanukkah.

  • A holiday concert at Ashawagh Hall Thursday evening will feature Caroline Doctorow performing with Russ Seeger, and the Job Potter and Friends band, with musicians to include Gerry Giliberti, Sarah Greene, and Randy Parsons.

    In store are folk, blues, and country music, including original songs, as well as holiday classics. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

  • There's one more chance before the holiday season to give the gift of a blood donation.

  • The East Hampton Historical Society has decked its halls, well, its lovingly maintained old structures, for two events this weekend.