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  •     Helen Palmer Edwards, a dental assistant who worked with the East Hampton dentists David Baker and Gerald K. Sexton for over 50 years, died at home on Cooper Lane in East Hampton on May 13. She was 86 and had kidney failure.
        She was born in Flushing on Oct. 8, 1925, a daughter of Stephen Palmer and the former Helen Wright of Bridgehampton. She graduated from the Dean Academy in Franklin, Mass., in 1943, but her goal of furthering her education was thwarted by World War II.

  •     Robert Edwards Vetault, the longtime owner of Vetault Flowers (now Wittendale’s) on Newtown Lane, East Hampton, died in Arizona on May 8 at the age of 87. Mr. Vetault was one of the last generation of Bonackers to be born at home, in a house right next to the nursery.
        An only child, he was born on Jan. 26, 1925, to Louis R. Vetault and Essie Vetault, whose maiden name was Edwards.

  •    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.

  • C. Wonder in Southampton
        C. Wonder, with a flagship store in SoHo, is opening a pop-up store at 5 Main Street, Southampton, and kicking off the season with a family-friendly weekend celebration.
        Those visiting the lifestyle store on Saturday and Sunday will be treated to temporary C. Wonder tattoos, a candy bar and balloons, a spin of the Wonder prize wheel, and, from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday only, an ice cream social.

    N. and B. Myerson to D. and W. Moskowitz, 920 Montauk Highway, 1.94 acres, April 11, $4,050,000.
    T. Nesbitt by administrator to Amagansett Estates, 103 Montauk Highway, 2.54 acres, April 4, $1,425,000.
    H. Purcell by executor to How About Here L.L.C., 69 Atlantic Avenue, .97 acre, April 12, $2,500,000.

    W. Dowling by heir to Town of East Hampton, 291 Three Mile Harbor Road, .24 acre (vacant), March 31, $45,000.
    N. Kane to J. Ryan, 44 Talmage Lane, .56 acre, March 31, $2,672,500.

  • Thursday, May 24
    BASEBALL, game two of county Class C final, Pierson at Southold, 4 p.m.
    GIRLS TRACK, division championships, Bellport High School, 3 p.m.
    Friday, May 25
    SOFTBALL, county Class A tournament, semifinal games at sites of higher seeds, 4 p.m.
    BASEBALL, game three of best-of-three county Class C final, if necessary, Southold vs. Pierson, Mashashimuet Park, Sag Harbor, 4 p.m.
    Tuesday, May 29

  • College Writing Awards
        College students. Might there be any reading this page? Well, you family relation out there, here’s something of interest to pass on: Suffolk Community College is sponsoring creative writing awards for college writers. They come with prize money and online publication for the winners in four categories: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and one-act play.

  • The East Hampton Village Board will conduct a public hearing tomorrow on a proposed law banning empty store windows.
    “The Board of Trustees has fielded a number of complaints over the past several years about the unappealing appearance of papered-over or dark storefronts, particularly during the off-season,” says a section of the proposed local law.
    Those interested can attend and be heard at the meeting, to be held at 11 a.m. at the Emergency Services Building, 1 Cedar Street.

  • Amagansett

    On the afternoon of April 30, Bertrand De Looz bicycled to the Amagansett Library, parked his seven-speed bike at the bike rack, and went inside for 10 minutes. When he came out, the bike was gone.

    A Conklin Lane woman told police on April 23 that after she returned from being away for two weeks she found that a new lawn mower, a seed spreader, and several garden tools had been stolen. The items were valued at $880.

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  • Ross Spring Musical

        Known as the Broadway musical that allowed Sid Caesar to portray a multitude of roles, “Little Me” is coming to Ross School this weekend. The Neil Simon comedy, which takes place partly in Southampton, will be presented at the school’s Center for Well-Being at 18 Goodfriend Drive in East Hampton.

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  • 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.

  • Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.