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  •     James J. Phelan, a retired executive with Chase Manhattan Bank who had a house on Georgica Road in East Hampton, died on April 12 in Princeton, N.J. He was 78 and had been ill for the past three years.
        Mr. Phelan had summered on the South Fork in his youth and his fondness for the area around Georgica Beach led him to purchase the Fulling Mill Farm on Georgica Road in 1964. He was a longstanding member of the Maidstone Club.

  •     Barbara D’Arcy White of East Hampton and Manhattan died on Monday at Southampton Hospital. Visiting hours will be from 4 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at the Frank E. Campbell funeral home at 1076 Madison Avenue in New York City. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer at 869 Lexington Avenue (at East 66th Street) in New York. A full obituary will appear in a later issue.

  •     Mildred (Midge) LaGuardia, a Corcoran real estate broker and Old Northwest Road, East Hampton, resident for more than 30 years, died on Tuesday in Southampton at the age of 74. Visiting hours will be on Saturday at noon at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. Burial will follow at Green River Cemetery in Springs.
        A full obituary will appear in a later issue.

  • Word has reached The Star that Helen Palmer Edwards died at home in East Hampton on Sunday. She was 86. Funeral arrangements were private. Mrs. Edwards was married to the late James N. Edwards. A full obituary will appear in a future edition.
  • Events in East Hampton
        Mark Addison, a design and “entertaining expert,” will open a satellite office in East Hampton this summer for his company, Eventstyle. Mr. Addison’s special-event clients have included big corporate names like eBay, Nestlé, and Target, but he also designs private parties and events.
        For the past dozen years, Eventstyle has produced an upscale charity yard sale here, known as Super Saturday.

    T. Nesbitt by Administrator to Amagansett Estates, 93 Montauk Highway, 1.5 acres, April 4, $975,000.

    B. and D. Polk to M. and E. Steinberg, 19 Surrey Court, .73 acre, March 26, $1,500,000.
    R. Lubin and J. Kalish to T. and E. Pizenberg, 23 Fetlock Drive, .69 acre, March 30, $1,720,000.

    R. and K. Romagnola to East Hampton Cottage, 8 Conklin Terrace, .2 acre, April 2, $1,650,000.

  •    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.

  •    Assuming the rain held off, the East Hampton High School softball team was to have played for a share of the League VI league championship here with Sayville Tuesday afternoon.
       Sayville lost 3-1 to Shoreham-Wading River and East Hampton defeated Miller Place 6-2 in games played Monday. The win improved East Hampton’s record to 13-4 and dropped Sayville’s to 14-3.

  • Day Care Races
        The East Hampton Day Care Learning Center will benefit from a 5K for those 10 and up, a mile race for 5-to-8-year-olds, and from a 400-meter race for 3-to-4-year-olds on Saturday at 9 a.m. Registration at the center, which is behind the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, is to begin at 8.

    Girls Track

  • Friday, May 18
    BOYS TENNIS, county team tournament, Ross-Mattituck winner at Harborfields, 4 p.m.
    Saturday, May 19
    RUNNING, East Hampton Day Care Learning Center races, 5K, mile, and 400-meter dash, 2 Gingerbread Lane Extension, 9 a.m., registration from 8.
    GIRLS LACROSSE, playoffs, first round, East Hampton at Eastport-South Manor, noon.
    Monday, May 21
    BOYS TRACK, division meet, Comsewogue High School, 3 p.m.

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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.