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  • Parents of East Hampton children who will be 4 on or before Dec. 1 will want to mark their calendars for April 14 or 15, when the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center holds open registration for next year’s prekindergarten program, the first to go for the full school day.

  • Nella Martin, a homemaker who raised eight children, was known as a crochet expert others called upon for guidance with a project. Though it was a skill she learned early in life, as she grew older she crocheted more frequently. She specialized in making baby clothes and baptismal outfits, and kept a room filled with yarn and wool.

    Her daughter JoAnn Martin, who lived with her, said she often found that her mother had fallen into a nap in her crochet chair with a needle still in her hand.

  • Nella Martin, a homemaker who raised eight children, was known as a crochet expert others called upon for guidance with a project. Though it was a skill she learned early in life, as she grew older she crocheted more frequently. She specialized in making baby clothes and baptismal outfits, and kept a room filled with yarn and wool.

    Her daughter JoAnn Martin, who lived with her, said she often found that her mother had fallen into a nap in her crochet chair with a needle still in her hand.

  • Michael Brian Hessler, a retired New York City police officer who lived in Montauk until last year, died at Stony Brook University Hospital on Jan. 29 after a long illness. He was 75.

    In 2000, he moved from Florida to Montauk, where Mr. Hessler “toughed out” the winters, to make his wife happy and be closer to family, his granddaughter Jessi Carlson said. Last year, he and his wife decided they didn’t need all the room in their house on Kirk Avenue and moved to Ridge.

  • Jennifer Skemp O’Grady spent nearly every summer of her 72 years in Sagaponack. Her grandfather had purchased a large swath of land running from Daniel’s Lane and Town Line Road down toward the beach. She spent many of her childhood summers in a cottage rented from the White family.

    Mrs. O’Grady, of Sandy Hook, Conn., died of lung disease in the company of her family on March 23 at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

  • A graveside service for Charles Robert Recktenwald of East Hampton, who died on March 25, will be held at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton on May 2 at 1 p.m. Mr. Recktenwald, known as Jed, was 81. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • AMAGANSETT
    R. Pilla to D. D’Alleva, 308 Shore Road, .3 acre, Jan. 30, $3,000,000.
    B. Krupinski to Town of East Hampton, 34 Napeague Harbor Road (vacant), Jan. 22, $345,714.
    Bistrian Land Corp to Town of East Hampton, 20, 26, and 36 Napeague Harbor Road, 1.15 acres (vacant), Jan. 22, $754,286.
    Indian Pot L.L.C. to Town of East Hampton, 306 Cranberry Hole Road, .84 acre (vacant), Jan. 23, $750,000.
    H. and D. Rattray to Town of East Hampton, 312 Cranberry Hole Road, 1 acre (vacant), Jan. 23, $750,000.

  • April 5, 1990
    A second world indoor age-group track record in two months fell to John Conner, the 55-year-old Springs runner, as he beat an archrival, Cliff Pauling, in the 800-meter race at the 1990 Track Athletics Congress’s national masters indoor track and field championships in Madison, Wis., on March 25.

  • Monday, April 6
    SOFTBALL, Babylon vs. Pierson-Bridgehampton, Pierson High School, Sag Harbor, noon.

    Tuesday, April 7
    BOYS LACROSSE, East Hampton-Bridgehampton-Pierson at Elwood-John Glenn, 11 a.m.
    BASEBALL, Shoreham-Wading River at East Hampton, 11 a.m., and Stony Brook at Pierson, Mashashimuet Park, Sag Harbor, 4:30.

    Wednesday, April 8
    GIRLS LACROSSE, East Islip at East Hampton, 11 a.m.

  • Jason Lee, who is accused of raping a 20-year-old Irish woman in East Hampton in 2013, waived his right to a trial by jury on Tuesday and will instead be tried by New York State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Kahn in her Riverside courtroom beginning next week.

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  • The young dancers of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School presented their spring ballet this weekend at Guild Hall's John Drew Theater in East Hampton.
  • 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.