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  • Christopher Louis Russo, who was the East Hampton Town highway superintendent for 18 years and had been chief of the Amagansett Fire Department and a founder of its ambulance company, died of congestive heart failure at home in Amagansett on Jan. 31, a few days before his 76th birthday.
  • Maurice Curran, a telecommunications sales executive who took up beekeeping in retirement, died in his sleep on Dec. 21 in Westchester County. He was 60.
  • William P. Rayner, a watercolorist and travel writer who was the editorial business manager of Condé Nast for 30 years, died in New York City on Jan. 22 at the age of 88.
  • Leona Needleman, a resident of East Hampton for many years before moving to Pompano Beach, Fla., died in Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 31. She was 86.
  • The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.
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  • Rob Marshall and John DeLuca will screen and discuss their film adaptation of the Broadway musical “Chicago” on Sunday in the Senior Lecture Hall at the Ross School in East Hampton as part of the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center’s American Values film series.
  • Ellen Johansen and Marlene Markard will give a free four-hand piano concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton. The East End pianists will perform a program of works written for piano duos, including Camille Saint-Saens’s “The Carnival of the Animals,” a Francis Poulenc sonata, and John Corigliano’s “Gazebo Dances.”
  • “A Musical Valentine,” a selection of love songs from the Great American Songbook performed by Karen Jolicoeur and Lars Woodul, will be presented on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Montauk Library. William Lewis will accompany the vocalists on piano.

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  • Victims of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting will be honored on Saturday, as a group of East Hampton residents initiates lobbying efforts for gun control and school safety.
  • The death of Montauk’s Deborah Lee Scheffer on Feb. 9 has inspired an outpouring of generosity.

    Ms. Scheffer, who died on Feb. 9 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital from complications of childbirth, was survived by her husband, Dan Scheffer, and the couple’s two sons, Coen, age 4, and Benjamin, their newborn.

    A GoFundMe page was created the next day by the Scheffer family and friends with the intention of raising money to help support Mr. Scheffer and his children through the difficult times to come.

  • Activities in the great outdoors in the coming days.
  • This weekend is the last chance to see Guild Hall's 2018 Student Art Festival, which features work by kids in kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • Job-seekers have been encouraged to attend an event Friday at the East Hampton Library presented by the Suffolk One-Stop Employment Center at which a range of businesses will meet prospective employees. No appointment is necessary, though the library has advised those planning to attend to take copies of their resumes and dress to impress. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Hugh King and Ken Cullum will deliver a lecture titled “Dr. David Edwards and Dr. Doris Zenger: Healing a Village” tomorrow evening at Clinton Academy in East Hampton, beginning at 7.
  • “Lee Alverson: The Piano Man,” a tribute to Billy Joel and Jerry Lee Lewis, will come to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Friday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m.

    Mr. Alverson is a songwriter and pianist who with his band plays piano-driven versions of hits by Mr. Lewis and Mr. Joel, the latter a hometown favorite who lives in Sag Harbor. Tickets are $30 and available online or through the box office.

  • Star gazing in Bridgehampton and a walk on a new trail in Amagansett are on the schedule.
  • “The Final Year,” a look at President Obama’s foreign-policy team during its waning months in office, will be shown on Saturday at 6 p.m. in East Hampton.
  • The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will lead a five-mile lighthouse loop hike on Saturday at 10 a.m. Hikers will pass through Camp Hero, continue on the Paumanok Path to the bluffs and along trails to Turtle Cove and the Montauk Lighthouse, returning past the seal haulout site. There will be a 10-minute break at the lighthouse refreshment area. Snacks and water were suggested, and everyone has been encouraged to wear windproof clothing.

    The meeting spot is at Camp Hero Road, off Route 27, about a mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch. Carol Andrews will lead the hike and can be reached at 631-725-3367 for more information.