A series of free performances and concerts honoring the 450th anniversary of the births of Shakespeare and Galileo will be presented at the Montauk Library, beginning Sunday afternoon at 3:30 with “Music of the Celestial Spheres.” The Hofstra Madrigal Group and Christopher Morrongiello, lutenist and director of the group, will perform solos, madrigals, and monodies composed for the lute by Galileo’s father and brother and their musical contemporaries.
Two six-gallon containers were stolen off a small town-owned boat stored on a trailer on town property on Pantigo Road early this month. The cans contained about 10 gallons of gasoline in all. The theft was reported on March 15.
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A “seal in distress” call sent police to Georgica Beach on March 18. They “located seal, and seal appeared to be healthy,” the report read.
After taking a Saturday off for its annual Bambini Ball fund-raiser last weekend, puppet shows will resume this week at the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor. A Couple of Puppets will debut a new show, “The Doubtful Sprout,” on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Tickets are $12, or $10 for members, grandparents, and kids under 3.
Prekindergarten enrollment for children in the East Hampton School District will be held next Thursday and Friday, April 4, at the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center.
To be eligible for the program, children must be 4 on or before Dec. 1. Parents or guardians will be asked for proof of the child’s age in the form of a birth certificate or passport, proof of residency in the district (a deed, lease, contract of sale, or tax bill), and complete immunization records.
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service will close the beach above mean high tide at the Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge, which runs from Atlantic Avenue almost to Indian Wells Beach, and most of the Jessup’s Neck peninsula in the Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge in Sag Harbor on Tuesday to protect nesting shorebirds.
Ross E. Traphagen Jr., a part-time East Hampton resident and member of the Maidstone Club, died on March 4 at home in Hobe Sound, Fla. He was 90.
Mr. Traphagen began his professional life at Davis Polk & Wardwell in Manhattan following his graduation from Harvard Law School in 1948. He went on to Goldman Sachs, where he worked from 1963 to 1985, then founded his own family investment firm, Plough Penny Partners, which he ran until 2005.
Wallace F. Moyer Jr. was 14 when he began traveling to his family’s house in Noyac on his own. Before the Long Island Expressway or Sunrise Highway, he was known to have ridden his bicycle along Montauk Highway, pitching a tent on the way, his family said.
Mr. Moyer died at home on Spring Lane in Noyac last Thursday of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a lung disease, which he had been diagnosed with in 2000. He was 89.
A funeral service for Liz McMillan, an East Hampton resident who died on March 18, will take place on Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton. An obituary for Ms. McMillan will appear in a future issue.
March 23, 1989
It was back to Glens Falls for the East Hampton High School boys basketball team last weekend for a state class B Federation tournament in which East Hampton, the state public high school B champion, was pitted against New York City schools from the Public School Athletic Association and the Catholic High School Athletic Association.