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  • East Hampton

    A worker at East Hampton High School told police his surfboard had been stolen from the bed of his pickup truck, parked in the school’s rear custodial lot, during Saturday’s wrestling tournament. Devon Grishom described the board as custom made, 5 feet 8 inches long.


  • Bonnie Lee Cullum, who was the office manager at Robert E. Otto Glass in Wainscott for 33 years, died at Wilson Regional Medical Center in Johnson City, N.Y., on Feb. 4 at the age of 71. She had cancer and been ill for a long time, her family said.

    A 1961 graduate of East Hampton High School, Ms. Cullum worked briefly as an operator for Bell Telephone before joining Otto Glass. She also worked as a secretary at Hampton Tank Gas Services in Bridgehampton for eight years, retiring in 2006.

  • Faye D. Maxey, a retired East Hampton Village dispatcher, died at South­ampton Hospital on Jan. 23. She was 66. No cause of death was provided.

    After graduating from East Hampton High School, Ms. Maxey joined the Navy during the Vietnam War. She lived in Maine for a few years after her military service and then moved back to East Hampton.

    In addition to dispatcher, she had been a member of the East Hampton Village Ambulance Association, a special police officer for the village, and a volunteer with the East Hampton Fire Department.

  • Michelle and Mark Sucsy of East Hampton have announced the engagement of their daughter Marielle Soleil Sucsy to John Herbert Ingram Jr.

    Mr. Ingram is the son of John H. Ingram of Olivebridge, N.Y., and the late Yolanda Dale Greene.

    The couple met at the State University at Cobleskill. She attended Delaware Valley College before transferring to earn a bachelor of technology degree in large-animal science. Mr. Ingram has a degree in agricultural engineering from Cobleskill. They both live and work in East Hampton.

  • A celebration of the life of Jerry Ruschmeyer, a former Montauk sportfishing captain who died on Jan. 24, will take place at Hungry Harry’s BBQ Lakehouse in Land O’ Lakes, Fla., on Feb. 21, not Feb. 25, as had been reported in an obituary for him last week.

  • Antoinette D’Angelo, a longtime resident of Sag Harbor and North Haven who once ran Sag Harbor’s Emporium Hardware Store with her husband, was a true Rosie the Riveter, joining the war effort by helping manufacture planes for the Navy at the Grumman plant in Bethpage after the United States entered World War II.

    She died on Sunday at the Westhampton Care Center after a brief illness. She was 92.

  • February 15, 1990

    For the fifth time in the past six years, an East Hampton High School wrestling team is the League Seven champion: The Bonackers clasped the crown here on Friday by narrowly defeating Hampton Bays-Southampton 37-33. The dramatic win, which was not decided until the heavyweight clash between Bonac’s George Morris and the opponent’s Rob Herst, avenged a 33-23 dual meet loss to Hampton Bays-Southampton last year, which marked the first time that East Hampton had not won the league title in five years.

    DiSunno, Graboski, and Shea to G.R.B. Real Estate Holding, 102 Bay View Avenue, .33 acre (vacant), Dec. 3, $110,000.
    D. Scherer to Marnic Atlantic Properties, 72 Atlantic Avenue, 1.1 acres, Dec. 5, $4,500,000.
    J. Snell to J. Bradley and V. Akerman, 71 Jacqueline Drive, .4 acre, Dec. 11, $1,780,000.

    Two Zero Coco L.L.C. to Wilma Wilbur, L.L.C., 113 Farm Field Road, 1.14 acres, Dec. 11, $9,750,000.

    N. and A. Pfeiffer to A. Scavo Jr., 104 Springy Banks Road, Dec. 12, $815,000.

  • Thursday, February 12
    BOYS BASKETBALL, first round, Class C playoffs, Southold at Pierson, 6:15 p.m.

    Saturday, February 14
    WRESTLING, Suffolk County meet, Hofstra University, from 9 a.m., also Sunday.
    BOYS SWIMMING, county meet, Suffolk Community College-Brentwood, 10:30 a.m.

    Monday, February 16
    BOYS BASKETBALL, county Class C championship game, Pierson-Southold winner vs. Stony Brook, William Floyd High School, 3 p.m.

  • 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 email their pieces (in text or Word format) to, with “Fiction” or “Guestwords” in the subject line.

    Submissions must be sent in their final versions. Rough drafts will not be accepted. A very short biographical note must be included.

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  • The Bargain Box and Bargain Books, the thrift shops at the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, will reopen on Tuesday at 10 a.m. after a monthlong hiatus. 

    The shops, all gussied up for spring, will celebrate the season ahead with a raffle this week. When a customer makes a purchase, he or she will be entered in a raffle for a $50 voucher for a future shopping spree at the L.V.I.S. The drawing will be on Saturday at 4 p.m.

  • Bridgehampton beat Stony Brook 54-36 in the county Class C-D championship game at William Floyd High School on Saturday afternoon.

    The Bees may have gone into the game a little overconfident, according to their coach, Carl Johnson, because two of Stony Brook's best players were benched, including the point guard, who sat out with an injury. Nevertheless, Stony Brook kept up with Bridgehampton in the first half, waiting until the last few seconds on the clock during each possession to get off a shot. The Bees led 19-14 at the half.

  • Harborfields High School defeated the East Hampton High School boys basketball team in the county Class A semifinal game on Friday.

    The second-seeded Tornadoes prevailed 73-58 at home against the third-seeded Bonackers to qualify for the championship game on Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station. 

  • A fire chief responding to an automatic fire alarm call at a house in Bridgehampton on Sunday morning smelled smoke, called for engines to respond, and then discovered flames that firefighters were able to quickly extinguish.

    The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to a house on Job’s Lane, near Pointe Mecox Lane, at about 9:50 a.m. Mark Balserus, the second assistant fire chief, reported a strong smell of smoke at the house and had dispatchers alert the rest of the department about a fire at about 10:10 a.m.

  • Valentine's Day is Saturday, and before you start with the excuse that there's nothing happening in the Hamptons in the dead of winter, take a look at these ideas for spending time with your valentine. Even if you are sans date this year, the weekend's line-up is sure to keep your heart happy.

  • A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until Tuesday morning at 6, according to the National Weather Service. Officials in East Hampton and Southampton Towns are warning residents that travel could be hazardous due to snow and ice accumulations and reduced visibilities. 

  • The Artists Alliance of East Hampton announced Friday that its members exhibit this weekend at Ashawagh Hall in Springs has been canceled due to the weather forecast. The Winter 2015 show has been moved to March 7 and 8. The alliance said on its Facebook page that it would make more announcements as the new date approaches.

  • The start time for the East Hampton High School boys basketball game Thursday afternoon at Bayport-Blue Point, where they need a win for a share of the League VI title, has been switched from 4:3o to 4 p.m.

    The Bonackers will look for their 10th straight win when they take on the Phantoms. East Hampton defeated Elwood-John Glenn at home Wednesday night, 84 to 49. They shot 66 percent from the 3-point line and 70 percent from the floor, according to Jack Graves, The Star's sports editor.

  • Josh Lamison, a Bridgehampton High School junior, scored his 1,000th point as a Killer Bee in a home game against Stony Brook Tuesday night.

    Lamison, a junior who has been a Killer Bee since the eighth grade, is a strong inside player, according to Jack Graves, The Star's sports editor. Lamison needed only 4 points to reach the milestone basket in the second quarter Tuesday night at the Hive. 

    Game action was stopped so he could savor the moment. His parents joined him on the court for pictures. 

  • The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt canceled its full "snow moon" hike Tuesday night, opting instead for a full "worm moon" hike next month. The deep snow and ice made it too dangerous to trek out into the Vineyard Field trail for the moonlit walk. Co-sponsored by the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, the leisurely paced hike is now slated for March 5 at 7:30 p.m.