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  •     Frances Alenikoff, who choreographed over 90 dance theater works, died on Saturday at Southampton Hospital at the age of 91, of complications following a stroke. She had lived full time on Hog Creek Road in Springs since 2002, while spending time in Mexico, Manhattan, New Jersey, and Hong Kong, where she lived for five months as artist in residence with the Modern Dance Theater of Hong Kong.

  •     Mary Lillian Morici, who with her husband operated the Stop 27 Motel in Montauk starting in the early 1950s, died at home in that hamlet under hospice care on June 13. She was 98. Her health had been declining for the past two years, her family said.
        Born in what was then the farm country of North Merrick to William and Sadie Lyons Bright on April 20, 1914, she grew up on a farm and went to school in North Merrick.

  •     Edward Gerrard Sheehan, who opened and ran the Dockside Bar & Grill in Sag Harbor in 1996, died on June 23 of lung cancer. He was 78.
        He was a natural as a bartender, said one of his sons, Jeffrey Sheehan, because he loved people, and people loved him. “He was one of the greats,” his son said. “He was classic New York salt of the earth.”

  •     Clyde S. Nason, who served in both the Navy and the Air Force, died on Saturday at the house on Woodbine Drive in Springs that he had shared with his wife for the past 51 years. He was 86.
        Following his military duty, Mr. Nason took a job at Riverhead Building Supply in East Hampton. He retired about 20 years ago. He was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Springs Fire Department.

  •     Lydia Taddei, who became an active member of the St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church parish in Montauk after buying a house there in 1986, died at home last Thursday of lung cancer. She was 78.
        Mrs. Taddei and her husband, Robert Taddei, who died in 2004, lived in Woodside, Queens, after they were married in 1953. They owned the Villa Lucia, an Italian restaurant in Astoria, Queens, where Mr. Taddei was the chef and his wife kept the books.

  •     Edward Butler, an appliance repairman from Bay Point in Sag Harbor, died at Southampton Hospital on June 20 at the age of 72. He was diagnosed with cancer in January.

  • Amagansett
    Virendra Sikka told police on June 15 that on the preceding day someone had smashed a sliding glass door at his Windward Shores condo. A replacement will cost $1,200.

    East Hampton
    Vanessa Ofriel of Kimbell Avenue reported to police on June 16 that sometime during the previous week someone had moved her patio furniture around and opened an umbrella as well as a door to the pool. The house itself was untouched, with no sign of attempted entry.

    East Hampton Village

  • AMAGANSETT
    M. Mann to R. and J. Wagman, 38 Shad Row, 1.83 acres (vacant), May 15, $1,800,000.
    W. Hibsher and R. Orient to S. Mudick, 424 Main Street, .9 acre, May 7, $2,500,000.
    O. Perla and S. Campbell to 54 Surf L.L.C., 54 Surf Drive, .77 acre, May 16, $2,925,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    J. Wittenborn to A. and K. Feleppa, 2 Dayton Avenue, May 10, $350,000.
    D. Olk and M. Hayes to P. Lataillade and Hugard, 262 Abraham’s Path, .39 acre, Feb. 11, $950,000.

  • Scent of Equality
        Bond No. 9 has teamed with the State of New York in naming a new fragrance, I Love New York for Marriage Equality. The eau de parfum celebrates the signing of the state’s 2011 Marriage Equality Act legalizing same-sex marriage.

  • Thursday, June 28
    LACROSSE, open play at East Hampton High School begins, 6-8 p.m.


    Friday, June 29
    LITTLE LEAGUE, District 36 tournament for 9-10-year-olds, site to be determined, 5:45 p.m.


    Saturday, June 30
    RIDING, cocktail party to benefit Stony Hill Stables Foundation with dressage exhibition and pony drill team performance, Stony Hill Stables, Town Lane, Amagansett, 6-8 p.m.

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  • The Montauk festivities will have to wait. Thanks to the rain, Saturday's plans have been canceled with the exception of a fireworks show on Saturday night.

  • With Election Day is a little more than a month away, State Senator Lee Zeldin, who is challenging Representative Tim Bishop to represent New York's First Congressional District, visited East Hampton, where he met supporters on Thursday. The cocktail-hour for Mr. Zeldin was held at Cittanuova restaurant in East Hampton Village. The East Hampton Town Republican Committee sponsored the event.

  • Additional batches of tickets to several choice screenings during the upcoming Hamptons International Film Festival went on sale Thursday.

  • The East Hampton High School boys soccer team defeated Jericho, the three-time defending state Class A champion, 2-1 on Saturday. It was the first time in five meetings that an East Hampton boys team had beaten Jericho.

  • Registered Democrats in East Hampton and easternmost Southampton Town who are wondering where to cast their ballots in the primary for governor and lieutenant governor can find a list here. The polling places are the same as for the general election. Polls are open Tuesday until 9 p.m. If you don't know your polling place, click here to find it.

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  • Suffolk County is holding a photo contest, and County Executive Steve Bellone is asking residents to get involved. 

    All residents have to do is take a picture that depicts why they love calling Suffolk County home and load it to Facebook with the #SuffolkSnapshot. Suggestions include landmarks, tourist attractions, natural resources, and downtowns.

    The contest, Mr. Bellone said, "gives residents a chance to capture that uniqueness and beauty of Suffolk County and share it with their friends and neighbors through Facebook." 

  • School starts next week in East Hampton, but first students — and parents — have orientation meetings.

    On Tuesday night, all parents of East Hampton students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to a workshop on how to access online school resources. Two sessions, one in English in the high school library, and one in Spanish in the auditorium, start at 6 p.m.

    Incoming kindergarteners and their families will have an orientation at the John M. Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

  • Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans. 

    The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information. 

  • This weekend will be the first time that it will be illegal to drink alcoholic beverages during the day at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. 

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.