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  •        The Star has received word of the death of Thomas E. Bennett, an 11th-generation Bennett who grew up on Louse Point Road in Springs, on Dec. 18. Mr. Bennett, who died at home in Indianapolis, had been ill with pneumonia. He was 73.

  •        Helen Miller Daniels, who died of pneumonia last Thursday at Southampton Hospital after a short illness, was 87 and had lived her entire life in East Hampton within a one-mile radius. An 11th-generation Bonacker, she was born to Wilbur Miller and the former Frances Lester on Oct. 31, 1926. Her family tree included Bennetts and Collums.

  •        Word has been received here of the death of Mary T. Schaefer, a resident of the Northampton summer colony in Sag Harbor for over 50 years, on Dec. 15 at Glen Cove Hospital. Death was attributed to respiratory failure after a brief illness. Mrs. Schaefer was 93.

  •        Thomas Tomossonie Sr., a lifelong Sag Harbor resident, died on Dec. 30 at Southampton Hospital. He was 69 and had been ill for some time, his family said.

           Mr. Tomossonie had worked for the Southampton Town Sanitation Department, at the Sag Harbor transfer station, retiring after 21 years.

  •        Maria O. Brennan, an antiques dealer who owned the Grand Acquisitor in East Hampton for 20 years, died on Monday at Southampton Hospital. She was 74 and had been ill for a long time.

           During her 40 years here, Ms. Brennan was active in the community, especially with the East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society. She was a former chairwoman of the society’s house committee.

  • The Circus Is Coming

          Advance tickets are on sale now for the Yankee Doodle Circus, which will visit Pierson High School in Sag Harbor for three shows on Feb. 1. Tickets for 1, 4, or 7 p.m. performances are $14.75 in advance for adults, and each one comes with two free tickets for kids 14 and under. They can be ordered at At the door they cost $18 for adults and $6 for children.

    E. Berkowitz and trusts to Happy Life Projects, 7 Holly Way, .54 acre, Oct. 25, $2,150,000.

    And So It Goes L.L.C. to Mugradamia, L.L.C., 98 Day Lily Lane, 6.1 acres (vacant), Nov. 14, $4,200,000.
    Mulvihill North East to Town of Southampton, Fair Hills Lane, 8 acres (landlocked, vacant), Nov. 18, $1,600,000.
    D. and E. Kreindler Trusts to Rob-Din 1963 L.L.C., 61 Sams Creek Road, .94 acre, Oct. 21, $6,000,000.


  •     Alyssa Bahel was the small schools division’s third-place finisher in the Jim Howard Memorial Invitational’s 3,000-meter race at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood Sunday.

        Bahel’s East Hampton High School teammate Dana Cebulski placed fourth in her 1,500-meter debut, also in the small schools division, and another Bonacker, Allura Leggard, placed 10th in the 55 and 11th in the 300 among the small schools competitors.

  • Thursday, January 23
    BOYS SWIMMING, Deer Park vs. East Hampton, Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, January 24
    WRESTLING, East Hampton at Shoreham-Wading River, 4:30 p.m.
    BOYS BASKETBALL, Amityville at East Hampton, 6 p.m.; Smithtown Christian at Bridgehampton, 6 p.m.; Pierson at Stony Brook, 5:30, and Southold at Ross, 6:15.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Amityville, 6:15 p.m.

    Saturday, January 25

  •     The Perlman Music Program has scheduled three concerts by alumni at the Clark Arts Center on its Shelter Island campus. Wanzhen Li, a violinist, will inaugurate the series on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., accompanied on piano by Michael Bukhman. Future performers are Gabriela Martinez, piano, on March 29 and Areta Zhulla, violin, on May 10.

        Tickets are $25, free for guests 18 and younger, and include a reception for the artist after each performance. More information and tickets are available from

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