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  •     With 2012 a major year for the politically inclined, the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons has announced that details about local and national races and candidates, as well as registration information, can be found at
        Oct. 12 is the last day eligible residents can sign up to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. League members have been setting up tables at many South Fork supermarkets, libraries, and farmers markets at which registration materials and change-of-address forms can be obtained.

  •     The Rev. Charles Earle Hopson, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton for 15 years and chaplain to the East Hampton Town Police Department, died at home on July 2. He was 59.

  •     Anna Marie Jones, a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor, died on the morning of July 4 at the age of 93, surrounded by her children. A longtime member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Ms. Jones’s family said she “loved living in this wonderful village.”
        Mrs. Jones was the only child of Bill and Hattie Trimpin. Her father, who was a plumber by trade, served the Village of Sag Harbor as a trustee for 16 years, and as its mayor for 5.

  •     Mina Margaretha Haug Cory, a former Southampton Hospital volunteer who celebrated her 100th birthday last fall, died on Saturday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton.
        She was born on Sept. 29, 1911, in the Yorkville section of Manhattan, a daughter of Johann Georg Haug and the former Anna Bertha Kullen. Following high school, she worked with her father, a carriage harness maker, at his shop on East 75th Street.

  •     A memorial is being planned for Brian W. Quigley of Kent Place in Springs, who died on July 10 at Southampton Hospital after an illness. He was 53. Mr. Quigley’s family had not completed the arrangements by late yesterday, but can be phoned at 907-4341 for information as it is finalized.
        An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • Thursday, July 19
    LIFEGUARDING, Main Beach, East Hampton, invitational tournament, from 5:30 p.m.
    BEACH VOLLEYBALL, games at Gurney’s Inn, Montauk, from 6 p.m.
    WOMEN’S SLOW-PITCH, games at Terry King ball field, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett, from 7 p.m.

    Friday, July 20
    MEN’S SLOW-PITCH, playoffs, either game three of Schenck Fuels-Round Swamp Farm semifinal series or game one of best-of-five final with CfAR, 7:15 p.m., Terry King ball field, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett.

  •    The business in Amagansett Square owned by Lorraine Otto and known for several years as Kembali Bebas has been renamed Miankoma, meaning assembly place in either the Montaukett or Delaware Indian language.

    BPGA Realty to Savcay L.L.C., 13 Beach Plum Court, 1.27 acres (vacant), June 4, $4,000,000.

    C. and V. Andreadis to T. and E. Sloane, 8 Sylvie Lane, May 10, $937,000.
    N. and J. Lynn to J. and B. Goldman, 128 Middle Highway, 1 acre, June 1, $742,500.
    J. and V. DeMaio to B. and S. Alster, 7 Wildwood Court, June 5, $850,000.

    Puzo and McLaughlin to C. and M. Holmquist, 83 Pantigo Road, June 1, $786,000.

  •     “#whilewewatch,” a documentary film by Kevin Breslin, will be featured at 8 p.m. tonight at Guild Hall in East Hampton as part of the John Drew Theater’s Red Carpet film series. There will be a talkback discussion with the director after the film.

  •    Tomorrow at 8 p.m., a staged reading of “The Glint” by Matt Hoverman will be presented at Guild Hall. Directed by Lonny Price, who just oversaw the production of “Luv” at the John Drew Theater, it will star Richard Benjamin, John Ratzenberger, and Aya Cash. Tickets are $30, $28 for members. The play is about men at 60 who refuse to give up their dreams of success, both in their  careers and with women.

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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.