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  • Jean McGrath counted her family among her greatest interests. A mother of three, grandmother of nine, and great-grandmother of eight, she was a knitter, baker, and seamstress who enjoyed embroidery and loved to read.

    Mrs. McGrath worked as a secretary at Windward Realty in East Hampton for nearly a decade and was an administrative assistant at the Stella Maris School in Sag Harbor for over 20 years.

    She died at Southampton Hospital on Jan. 19 after an illness of several weeks. She was 89.

  • Denise Parker, an actress and the widow of the abstract painter Ray Parker, who lived in New York’s Greenwich Village and East Hampton, died on Jan. 20 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital following a stroke. She was 86.

  • Peter Remington Nixon, who had been an East Hampton Little League coach and Cub Scout leader when his son was younger and worked as a viticulturist, died on Sunday in Millerton, N.Y. He was 62 and had been ill with cancer for a year.

    “Children just flocked to him,” said Emily Liss, his former wife.

  • A wake for Jeremiah Harrington of East Hampton, who died in a car accident last Thursday in Sarasota, Fla., will be held tomorrow from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Graham Funeral Home in Rye, N.Y. A funeral will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, also in Rye.

    An obituary for Mr. Harrington, who was 67 and known as Jerry, will appear in a future issue.


    Kidd Construction to C. and Y. McLaughlin, 6 Old Station Place, .56 acre, Dec. 5, $5,450,000.
    Taxi East Real Estate to 159 Atlantic L.L.C., 159 Atlantic Avenue, .3 acre, Nov. 25, $3,773,000.
    M. Steere (by executor) to D.J. Beach Home L.L.C., 77 Hampton Lane, .23 acre, Dec. 2, $1,675,000.

    L. De Lesseps to 280 Highland Terrace, 280 Highland Terrace, 2.07 acres, Nov. 19, $8,000,000.


  • January 18, 1990

    Two boxing aficionados on The Star staff, Jim Mackin and Lee Minetree, traveled by limousine to Atlantic City, N.J., over the weekend to see the somewhat less than five-minute fight between Gerry Cooney, 32, of Springs, and George Foreman, 41, of Humble, Tex. The bout, billed as “The Preacher and the Puncher,” or “Two Geezers at Caesars,” drew a crowd of 12,000.

  • League Wrestling Tourney

    The League VI wrestling tournament is to be held at East Hampton High School Saturday, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

    Steve Tseperkas, East Hampton’s coach, said, “This is the first time in 14 years that we have hosted the leagues, and even though we may have a small squad, we will be competitive in a number of weight classes. The top four in each of the 15 classes are to advance to the county tournament at Hofstra University over the Feb. 14-15 weekend.”

  • Thursday, February 5
    BOYS SWIMMING, League II meet, Hauppauge High School, 4:30 p.m.
    BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Bayport-Blue Point, 4:30 p.m.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, Bayport-Blue Point at East Hampton, 6 p.m.

    Friday, February 6
    BOYS BASKETBALL, Pierson at Shelter Island, 5:45 p.m., and Bridgehampton at Southold, 6.

    Saturday, February 7
    WRESTLING, League VI tournament, East Hampton High School, from 9:30 a.m.

  • LongHouse Reserve’s winter benefit, to be held on Feb. 25 at the Hearst Tower in Manhattan, will feature a piano performance by Nico Muhly, a musician and composer of contemporary classical music.

    Mr. Muhly has worked and recorded with classical and pop/rock musicians, including Bjork and Philip Glass. His compositions have premiered with the Chicago Symphony and the New York Philharmonic, and his opera, “Two Boys,” was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera.

  • Christine Morro, a writer, photographer, and printmaker, will teach “Drawing With Natural Materials,” a class for adults and children age 8 and older, on Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton.

    The class, which is for both beginning and experienced artists, will examine the direct nature of drawing, approaching it through an exploration of mark-making, using local grasses, stems, and branches as well as traditional brushes.

    There is a $15 materials fee, and the class is limited to 10 participants.

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  • 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.

  • The inclement weather and icy roads forecasted for Tuesday morning has caused some rescheduling at Town Hall.