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  • Richard and Karen Brown of Washington Avenue in Montauk have announced the engagement of their son, Richard Stuart Brown III, to Rebecca Lynn Harder. Ms. Harder’s parents are Dale and Sandra Harder of Sioux Falls, S.D.

     The couple met while working together at the Second House Tavern in Montauk. They live in Charleston, S.C., where they will be married on Nov. 6, 2015, at the Pepper Plantation.

  • Karen D’Avanzo, who had a doctorate in psychology from Long Island University, worked for Yale University in New Haven and the New School in New York City while also running a private practice and conducting clinical research. Her specialty was children and adolescents. She died on Oct. 23 of complications of Alzheimer’s disease at Southampton Hospital. She was 57.

  • Jesse M. Rodriguez Jr., who worked for 25 years as a custodian and bus driver for the Amagansett School District, died on Friday at Southampton Hospital. He was 82 and had been ill for several months, his family said.

    A lifelong Amagansett resident, Mr. Rodriguez enlisted in the Army in 1952 and served in Germany. He married Magdalene Yurkens of Sag Harbor on Sept. 7, 1957. She died before him.

    For 20 years the couple owned a home in Key Largo, Fla., where they spent winters. He enjoyed golf, fishing, camping, and spending time with his wife and family.

  • Frances L. Gaines, who raised three children in the house on Middle Highway in East Hampton in which her husband, Thomas E. Gaines, had been born, died in her sleep last Thursday following a long illness, her family said. She was 91.

    She married Mr. Gaines on June 7, 1947, in Little Rock, Ark. After he graduated from Oklahoma A&M, the couple relocated to East Hampton in the summer of 1949. In 1978, they moved to Dayton Lane in the village, where she had lived ever since. Her husband died in 2012.

  • Andrew W. Irvine, a Vietnam veteran who lived in Sag Harbor for 25 years before moving to Southampton, died on Monday at Good Shepherd Hospice in Port Jefferson. He was 74.

    Mr. Irvine had Parkinson’s disease as a result of the Agent Orange he was exposed to while serving in Vietnam, his longtime friend, Joanne Stratton of Sag Harbor, said. He collapsed in his house last week after experiencing a hemorrhagic stroke.

  • Ruth Constance Garraway, who lived in Springs and East Hampton for about 40 years, died on Nov. 4 at the Rutland Healthcare and Rehab Center in Rutland, Vt., where she had moved two years ago. Her daughter Tammy Brown lives in Rutland. Mrs. Garraway was 94.

    R. and M. Gohn Trusts to G. Cass and K. Kolesa, 1844 Montauk Hwy, .19 acre, Sept. 19, $955,000.
    H. Rocker to A. McGee and C. Pieroni, 7 Leeton Road, .17 acre, Sept. 15, $1,400,000.
    E. Whalen to 158 Meeting House Lane, 158 Meeting House Lane, .9 acre, Aug. 28, $3,500,000.
    A. Edwards Kelsey to Farrell Holding Co., 112 Miankoma Lane, .48 acre, Sept. 5, $2,350,000.

    M. and J. Hanrahan and McElroy to P. Skidmore, 2288 Main Street, Unit 3, Sept. 10, $550,000.

  • The Dock bar and restaurant in Montauk will celebrate its seasonal closing with a road race Sunday from the Montauk Post Office to the Dock, a distance of some 3.4 miles.

    In announcing the event, George Watson, who used to oversee road, cycling, and rowing races annually, said Montauk’s senior citizens nutrition center would benefit from the competitors’ $20 donations, yielding them free T-shirts and beer. The starting time, he said, will be 11:30 a.m.

  • Saturday, November 15
    BOYS SOCCER, New York State Class A semifinal, Jamesville-DeWitt vs. East Hampton, Middletown High School turf field, 8:30 a.m.
    CROSS-COUNTRY, state Federation meet, Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls, 1 p.m.

    Sunday, November 16
    BOYS SOCCER, New York State Class A final, Byram Hills-Greece Athena winner vs. East Hampton-Jamesville DeWitt winner, Middletown High School grass field, 10:30 a.m.
    RUNNING, Dock race from Montauk Post Office to the Dock bar and restaurant, 11:30 a.m.

  • Veterans were honored on Tuesday, Veterans Day, with several parades and ceremonies throughout town.

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  • Middletown — The East Hampton High School boys soccer team won in the New York State Final Four match Saturday, 3-0 over Jamesville-DeWitt, which advances them to the Class A championship Sunday. For the full game story, click here.

  • Tuesday is Veterans Day, a time to honor those who have served the country. There are several parades scheduled between Montauk and Southampton, during which the community can applaud and salute the veterans living among us.  

  • Vinnie Grimes is the Montauk Chamber of Commerce’s person of the year and will be honored at the chamber’s End of Season Gala on Nov. 15 at East by Northeast.

    "Vinnie has given a lifetime of service to his community which is why the Montauk Chamber selected him as Person of The Year for 2014,” Laraine Creegan, the executive director of the chamber, said.

  • The Montauk festivities will have to wait. Thanks to the rain, Saturday's plans have been canceled with the exception of a fireworks show on Saturday night.

  • With Election Day is a little more than a month away, State Senator Lee Zeldin, who is challenging Representative Tim Bishop to represent New York's First Congressional District, visited East Hampton, where he met supporters on Thursday. The cocktail-hour for Mr. Zeldin was held at Cittanuova restaurant in East Hampton Village. The East Hampton Town Republican Committee sponsored the event.

  • Additional batches of tickets to several choice screenings during the upcoming Hamptons International Film Festival went on sale Thursday.

  • 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.