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  •     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 either e-mail their pieces (in text or Word format) to, with “Fiction” or “Guestwords” in the subject line, or mail them, preferably on disk and saved in a text format, to The Star, Box 5002, East Hampton 11937.
        A very short biographical note should also be included.

  • Some 200 people gathered at the Hook Mill green in East Hampton Saturday afternoon for a rally to demand that PSEG Long Island bury high-voltage electrical transmission lines between East Hampton Village and Amagansett.
  • Amagansett

    A call came in to East Hampton Town police late Sunday morning reporting a white Toyota being driven erratically westbound on Montauk Highway. An East Hampton Village police officer spotted the car, parked outside Brent’s Deli. The Montauk woman behind the wheel told police she had been “involved in a little road rage with another vehicle because she passed him on the Napeague stretch.” The other car was long gone, police said.

  • At the Y

    Registration for spring sessions of the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s swim classes for kids will start on Monday, with classes scheduled to begin the week of April 21.


    Garden of Imagination

  • Priscilla Morgan, a theatrical agent who forged strong ties with East Hampton’s creative community during the many summers she spent here, died at home in Manhattan on Sunday. She was 94.

    Miss Morgan was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on Oct. 10, 1919, to Henry Southmayd Morgan, an inventor and early protégé of Thomas Edison, and the former Marian Barradale. In 1932 the family moved to Manhattan, where she lived for the rest of her life.

  • Dorothy N. Harrington, a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor, died of cancer on Friday at Southampton Hospital. She was 93 and had been ill for the last six months.

    “She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother,”  her daughter, Marcia Scarlato of Sag Harbor, said.

  • Stanley Steckowski Jr. of Amagansett, who retired from his job with the East Hampton Town Sanitation Department in 1993, died on Friday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. He was 87 and had been ill with cancer for the past year.

    In retirement he enjoyed gardening, but his favorite pastime was fishing, and he loved spending time aboard his boat, his family said.

    Mr. Steckowski grew up in Sagaponack, where he was born on Nov. 25, 1926, to Stanley Steckowski and the former Mary Moreski.

  • John Haessler, the owner of the Seafood Shop in Wainscott for 28 years and a former teacher at the East Hampton Middle School, died at home in East Hampton on Feb. 21 with his family by his side. He was 68 and had been ill.

  • Berenice D’Vorzon, an artist whose commitment to feminism, Judaism, and the environment was reflected in her work, died on March 26 at Kittay House in New York City after a long illness. She was 82.

  • Robert A. Dhaemers, an artist who worked in sculpture, jewelry, prints, and photography and had his work exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottowa, the Oakland Museum of California, the Elaine Benson Gallery in Bridgehampton, and the De Young Museum in San Francisco, among others, died on March 12 at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley, Calif. He was 87.

    Mr. Dhaemers split his time between Springs and Oakland. 

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