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  • Robert Joseph Croghan was a man of intellectual curiosity who mastered a variety of professions, his family said, from biomedical technician to artist’s assistant. A talented carpenter, he was the principal of an East Hampton contracting business established in 2003.

    Mr. Croghan, who lived for 13 years in East Hampton and spent summers in Sag Harbor as a teenager, died on Feb. 13 following an automobile accident in Aquebogue, where he had been living since January. He was 52.

  • David G. Bennett, an Amagansett native and a retired Navy captain, died in Eugene, Ore., on Feb. 11 of complications of a stroke he had had a week earlier. He was 79.

  • Anthony A. Trabona, an Army veteran who was among the occupation force in Japan at the conclusion of World War II, died at home on Folkstone Road in Springs last Thursday. He was 96.

    Mr. Trabona had been drafted in about 1943, his family said, and following basic training, was sent to Hawaii and then on to Japan.

    After leaving the Army, he became a self-taught carpenter, living in Deer Park and building houses during the postwar boom. He also worked calibrating aviation electronics and later was the maintenance mechanic for the Babylon School District.

  • A funeral Mass for Irene M. O’Neill of Amagansett will be said on March 28 at 11:30 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton. Mrs. O’Neill died at home on Tuesday. She was 83. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • Richard Alan Ensor, a World War II veteran and actor in East End plays, was a sexton at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton and a vestryman and lay reader at Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor. He died on Jan. 24 at the age of 93. A celebration of his life will be held at Trinity Church in Manhattan on March 21. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

    M. Kernell (by executor) to A. Novack and F. Gonzalez, 34 Scrimshaw Lane, 1.5 acres, Jan. 9, $1,230,000.
    Farrell Holding Co. to R. and L. Gerbino, 3 Old Station Place, Dec. 12, $5,475,000.
    142 Central Ave. L.L.C. to W.H. Stevens Building, 142 Central Avenue, .25 acre, Aug. 15, $1,287,000.

    D. and E. North to B. Jakeman, 45 Chester Avenue, .24 acre, Nov. 19, $2,070,000.

    East Hill Properties to J. Flaherty and A. Tarter, 6 Coronet Lane, .91 acre (vacant), Jan. 9, $415,000.

  • March 1, 1990
    John Conner, the ageless runner from Springs, celebrated his 55th birthday Saturday in Sterling, Ill., by setting a new world indoor mile record for the 55-to-59-year-old group, and by finishing fourth in a heat contested by eight competitors in the 20-to-29 division.

  • Friday, March 13
    BOYS BASKETBALL, New York State southeastern Class D regional playoff game, Westchester-Rockland champion vs. Bridgehampton, Suffolk Community College-Selden, 5 p.m.

    Wednesday, March 18
    GIRLS LACROSSE, East Hampton-Bridgehampton-Pierson at Mattituck-Greenport-Southold, Cutchogue West administrative office, scrimmage, 4:30 p.m.

  • Long Island Grown II: Food and Beverage Artisans at Work, the Peconic Land Trust’s spring lecture series, will continue on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton with “The Appetizer,” a discussion featuring three of the East End’s producers.

    The participants will be Brendan Davison, owner and operator of Good Water Farms, an organic microgreen farm in East Hampton; Carissa Waechter, the owner of Carissa’s Breads and co-founder of the Amagansett Food Institute, and Jeri Woodhouse, founder of A Taste of the North Fork.

  • The second annual Robert Dash Garden Design Lecture will take place at a private club in New York City on Monday at 6 p.m. Peter Wirtz, a Belgium-based landscape architect and C.E.O. of Wirtz International, will speak about the importance of horticultural knowledge in garden design.

    Mr. Wirtz’s company, founded by Jacques Wirtz in 1948, has been in the forefront of garden design for almost six decades, creating public, private, and corporate gardens throughout Europe, the United States, Israel, and Japan.

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  • Friday is the final day of the WPPB spring pledge drive, and the sole National Public Radio-affiliated station based on Long Island has taken to YouTube to extend its pitch. Geir Magnusson, a videomaker and commercial photographer, prepared the short spot, which features a number of the WPPB hosts.

  • For the first time in 16 years, the Bridgehampton boys are heading back to Glens Falls for a chance at a state basketball championship. 

    The Bees easily won the New York State southeastern Class D regional game, pouncing on Livingston Manor, from Sullivan County, 60-39 Friday evening at Suffolk Community College in Selden. 

  • The annual Empty Bowls event benefiting the Springs Seedlings Project happens on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion. Guests who have been invited to bring their own bowls, large or small, can sampele soups prepared by 28 chefs. Bowls will be provided by those arriving without one. Guests can take soups to go as well. 

    The event also includes raffles and baked goods. Admission is $12, $5 for children 13 and under. Kids under 5 will be admitted free. 

  • The annual fund-raiser for the Kendall Madison Foundation happens Friday night at 8 at the Stephen Talkhouse. The $20 donation funds the Kendall Madison Scholarship Fund, established in 1995 in memory of a popular student athlete who died that year at the age of 21. 

    In addition to the scholarship, the foundation provides financial assistance to those in need and helps to fund the Kendall Madison Fitness Center at East Hampton High School. 

  • With a winter storm warning in effect for the East End through Thursday evening, many are keeping their doors closed for the day.

  • 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.