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  • East Hampton

    A mailbox outside an Atlantic Street house was vandalized between Dec. 20 and Dec. 23. Vincent Aversano told police the black metal box was worth about $40.

    East Hampton Village

  • Marianne Ajamy, an artist and designer, succumbed to leukemia on Saturday at her Hoppin Avenue house in Montauk. She was 66 and had been ill for a year.

    Ms. Ajamy’s paintings had been exhibited on the East End, and a vase she had decorated, her “Butterfly Fantasy Vase,” was included in the book “The Painted Butterfly: 15 Painting Projects for Home Décor.” She also was known for painting children’s faces at birthday parties.

  • Isabelle Ray Morgan, a lifelong East Hampton resident who helped baymen by opening shellfish at her shucking shack in Springs, died of pneumonia on Christmas Day at Southampton Hospital. She was 86.

  • Robert Joseph Langs, a psychoanalyst and author of more than 40 books on psychiatry for professionals as well as the public, died of amyloidosis, a rare blood disease, at home in New York City on Nov. 8 at the age of 86.

    R. and L. Capano to M. Guercio and D. DeRisi, 21 Golf Club Drive, 1.88 acres, Oct. 20, $1,605,000.
    Flex Development to D. Sylvester, 76 Schellinger Road, .9 acre, Oct. 28, $2,675,000.
    Low Flyers L.L.C. to R. Magnotta and W. Beattie, 1 Cranberry Hole Road, .75 acre, Oct. 30, $1,500,000.
    C. and J. Hillmann to D. Kopinski, 30 Devon Road, .23 acre, Oct. 28, $2,050,000.

    D. Brockman to S. Boshwit, 101 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, .33 acre, Nov. 3, $940,000.

  • Thursday, January 1
    POLAR BEAR PLUNGES, Gurney’s Inn, Montauk, plungers to meet in spa lobby at 11 a.m.; East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad plunge, to benefit East Hampton Food Pantry, Main Beach, East Hampton, 1 p.m., registration from 11:30 a.m., and Seafood Shop plunge, to benefit Phoenix House, Beach Lane road-end, Wainscott, 2:30 p.m.

    Saturday, January 3
    BOYS WINTER TRACK, East Hampton at invitational meet, Suffolk Community College-Brentwood, 1:30 p.m.

  • The Springs School Board convened a special session Thursday morning to unanimously appoint Christopher Sarlo as interim principal.

    Eric Casale, the current principal, will undergo spinal surgery on Jan. 6. He is expected to return to his post in February.

    Mr. Sarlo was a principal of East Hampton High School and in 2005 served as the interim principal of the Springs School. As interim principal this time around, he will serve from Jan. 5 until Jan. 31.

  • East Hampton

    The men’s room by the cafeteria at East Hampton High School on Long Lane was the target of a vandal last Thursday. Adam Fine, the school’s principal, told police that at about noon someone slammed “a blunt instrument” at the toilet in the handicapped-access stall, damaging its right side.

    East Hampton Village

  • “The Snowflake Man”

    After a week with no school, families needing some out-of-the-house entertainment might head over to the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor on Saturday, where Puppetkabob will present “The Snowflake Man” at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Inspired by the true story of the man who first photographed a snow crystal, the show uses Czech-style marionettes to share this fascinating American tale. Tickets cost $12, $10 for grandparents and theater members, and $8 for siblings or additional children in the same group.

  • Maria Suzanne Dayton and Nicholas Richard Nemecek of Washington, D.C., were married on Sept. 21 at East Hampton Point. Barbara Hansen officiated the ceremony, and a reception followed at the restaurant.

    The bride, whose parents are Jonathan and Suzanne Dayton of East Hampton, is a marketing coordinator and in international sales at EDVOTEK. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Mary Washington College, where she graduated in 2004, and earned a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. She graduated from East Hampton High School in 2000.

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  • During the blizzard, East Hampton Town and Village officials are standing by to help, and here's a list of important phone numbers to keep handy. As you prepare for the storm, why not print this out?

    Emergency Numbers:

    The joint town and village Emergency Operations Center, which will field calls about storm-related issues, has two numbers, one for village residents and one for town residents. Village residents should call 631-907-9796, and town residents should call 631-907-9743. Emergency line remains 911. 

  • As the South Fork braces for the blizzard on Monday, we are beginning to learn of school cancellations and business closures. We will keep a running list below, but we'll need your help. Please email us announcements and information to to announce a meeting that has been canceled or to let your customers know you are closing early.

  • On Monday Martin Luther King's Birthday will be celebrated, and there are several observations planned on the South Fork this weekend and on Monday.

    Jack Hill, the dean of world languages and literature at the Ross School, will discuss the work of  Dr. King at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 5 p.m. "The Legacy of Dr. King and Why King Still Matters" will cover his historical significance, his 1963 "Letter From Birmingham Jail," and the continuing importance of a nonviolent fight against injustice. 

  • The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which has raised money for breast cancer research and education for two decades now, recently donated $295,000 to fund technology and patient support services for Southampton Hospital's Ellen Hermanson Breast Center.

  • As you're cleaning house after the holidays, not everything needs to be chucked.

    The East Hampton Library will take those holiday greeting cards that arrived via the postal service. Foldable cards will be used for a craft project on Jan. 24 at 3:30 p.m., when teenagers will make little boxes out of them, according Lisa Houston, a librarian. 

  • Hailing the Solstice
    All have been invited to a winter solstice celebration at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike Saturday at 7 p.m. The gathering will begin with a potluck supper, and those planning to share have been asked to prepare a dish with a generous six portions. A candlelight ceremony will follow, with drumming, dancing, and music.

    A suggested donation of $10 for each adult will go to local food pantries and also benefit the meetinghouse.

  • "Paintings of Hope," an exhibition of work by Haim Mizrahi, an East Hampton artist, will open at Vered Gallery in East Hampton on Saturday at 6 p.m. The evening will include a candle lighting and songs with Chabad of East Hampton in celebration of the fifth night of Hanukkah.

  • A holiday concert at Ashawagh Hall Thursday evening will feature Caroline Doctorow performing with Russ Seeger, and the Job Potter and Friends band, with musicians to include Gerry Giliberti, Sarah Greene, and Randy Parsons.

    In store are folk, blues, and country music, including original songs, as well as holiday classics. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

  • There's one more chance before the holiday season to give the gift of a blood donation.

  • The East Hampton Historical Society has decked its halls, well, its lovingly maintained old structures, for two events this weekend.