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  •    The Bridgehampton Historical Society and the Peconic Land Trust will co-host the second annual Bridgehampton Barn Tour on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will include barns of all styles, ages, and uses in the Bridgehampton region and extending into areas of Water Mill and Sagaponack.
       The barns chosen are good examples of construction trends and may also demonstrate efforts at restoration and adaptive reuse of the typical vernacular barn. There will be eight barns in all, some public and some private. The tour is self-guided.

  • Jong on E.L. James
        BookHampton will host a provocative discussion with Erica Jong on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the East Hampton store. She will discuss the book “Fifty Shades of Grey” in a talk called “Is This What We’ve Come To?”
        Ms. Jong’s 1973 “Fear of Flying” was one of the first popular erotic novels penned by a woman. She has continued to write in that genre, crafting some of the more graphic sexual descriptions in contemporary fiction.

  • Scholarship for Girls
        The East End Women’s Network has announced its annual scholarship competition. Open to senior girls on the East End, it offers a $1,000 top prize and $500 to the runner-up. Judging is based on grade-point average, community and school involvement, goals, leadership, and an essay about “why it is important for women to support one another.”

  • Amagansett
    On the afternoon of April 29, Herb Kiembock, manager of Amagansett Hardware, reported that several bags of fertilizer, lime, and manure, together valued at $300, had been taken from behind the store sometime since April 14. Mr. Kiembock has installed a security camera to monitor that area.

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  • East Hampton Town

    Issue $1.7 Million in Bonds

        With a unanimous vote last Thursday, the East Hampton Town Board authorized the issuance of almost $1.7 million in bonds to cover the costs of a variety of capital projects. After postponing the adoption of a capital budget until prior financial accounting problems were ironed out, the board drafted a three-year capital plan this year.

  • Carl Gust, a longtime local bartender and a “people person” who always lent a hand to others, died at home in East Hampton last Thursday following a heart attack. He was 77.
  •     Hugo Fiorato, 98, the former principal conductor of the New York City Ballet Orchestra and a longtime summer resident of East Hampton, died on April 23 in Boston with members of his family at his side.
        Maestro Fiorato conducted the New York City Ballet Orchestra for over 56 seasons, beginning with its inception in 1947 and not retiring until he was 90.

  • Barbara Butts, who lived on Pantigo Road in East Hampton, died at Southampton Hospital on May 4, one day after her 99th birthday. She had suffered a series of strokes.
  •     Kent F. Gaugler, who owned and operated his own business, Live Wire Welding in East Hampton, for almost 30 years, died on Monday less than 48 hours after being critically injured in a one-vehicle crash on Three Mile Harbor Road in Springs. He was 49.
        Mr. Gaugler was driving one of his Harley-Davidson motorcycles at about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday when he apparently lost control of it and crashed into a utility pole near Gann Road.

  •     Irene Larsen of Montauk died suddenly after collapsing on April 25 in Fort Pierce, Fla. She was 71. No cause of death was provided.
        “She was very fun-loving,” her older sister, Claire Forde, said yesterday. “She loved the ocean. She loved Montauk.”

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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.

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