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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.”

    D. Blaustein to M. Meltzer, 24 Wooded Oak Lane and lot, .6 acre, March 26, $595,000.
    R. Gilliam by executor to Z. and E. Properties L.L.C., 164 Springs-Fireplace Road, March 26, $395,000.
    The Leisure Tech Group to S. and L. Sommer, 72 Gould Street, .46 acre, March 27, $2,275,000.
    311 Further Lane L.L.C. to E. Tiernan Trust, 311 Further Lane, .82 acre, Dec. 21, $6,600,000.

    J. Humiston to Middle Lane L.L.C., 93 Middle Lane (vacant), March 7, $4,625,000.


  • Half-Marathon
        Jason Hancock, 38, a Southamptoner who teaches at the Amagansett School, won the Paddlers for Humanity off-road half-marathon in Montauk’s Hither Woods Sunday in 1 hour and 33 minutes. Sinead FitzGibbon, 41, won among the women in 1:43.34. Paul Hamilton and John Doyle were the relay winners in 1:48.50.


  • Thursday, May 10
    BASEBALL, Elwood-John Glenn at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
    GIRLS LACROSSE, East Hampton at Elwood-John Glenn, 4:30 p.m.
    Friday, May 11
    BOYS LACROSSE, Babylon at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
    BASEBALL, Stony Brook vs. Pierson, Mashashimuet Park, Sag Harbor, and East Hampton at Elwood-John Glenn, 4:30 p.m.
    SOFTBALL, Center Moriches at Pierson, 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday, May 12
    TRACK, East Hampton boys and girls at Elwood-John Glenn invitational, 9 a.m.

  •     On Saturday, the 74th Guild Hall artist members show opened with scores of works in almost every possible medium, all submitted by South Fork artists.
        Lilly Wei, an independent curator, essayist, and critic who writes for Art in America and ARTnews, determined the winners, among them Mary Ellen Bartley, who took best in show honors for her photograph “A Road Divided.” The distinction entitles Ms. Bartley to a solo show at Guild Hall at a future date.

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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.