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  • Columbia Law School announced this week the receipt of a $3.5 million gift from the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation to support and expand its Center for Climate Change Law. The center, which will now be known as the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, was established five years ago with the help of funding from the Sabin foundation.

  • The irreverent humor and mordant social commentary of Fran Lebowitz will kick off a star-studded Labor Day weekend at Guild Hall tonight at 8. Ms. Lebowitz, who began her career as a columnist for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, is the author of two best-selling collections of essays, “Metropolitan Life” and “Social Studies.”

  • Chris and Marcia Schenck of East Hampton have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jordan Schenck, to John Foster Jr., the son of John and Cindy Foster of Hampton Bays.

    Ms. Schenck is a registered nurse at Meeting House Lane Medical. Her fiancé is a teacher at the Springs School. They live in Hampton Bays and plan to be married on Sept. 12, 2015.

  • Lauren Santich and Alfonso Maldonado of Montauk were engaged on Aug. 12 aboard the Mon Tiki at sunset.

    Mr. Maldonado’s parents are Alfonso Maldonado of Patchogue and Zulma and Dan Boerem of Montauk. Ms. Santich’s parents are Gloria Rousell and Matthew Santich, both of Montauk. The couple first met in 2011. They are planning a 2015 wedding.

  • Thursday, August 28
    HAMPTON CLASSIC, competition continues in jumper and hunter divisions, including amateur-owner jumper, $10,000 Royalton Farm open jumper, and the $10,000 Sam Edelman equitation championship in the Grand Prix ring, Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, showgrounds.
    PUMP AND RUN, Atlantic Avenue Beach, Amagansett, 6 p.m.
    MEN’S SLOW-PITCH, game four, if needed, of best-of-five Montauk league final between the Montauk Brewing Company and Sloppy Tuna, Hank Zebrowski field, 8 p.m.

  • Rena Hewie Stoutt, who owned Jamaica Specialties on North Main Street in East Hampton, died at Stony Brook University Hospital on Aug. 12, surrounded by family.
  • Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center will hold open auditions for Kander and Ebb’s “The World Goes ’Round” at 6 p.m. on Sept. 8 and 9 at the center’s Levitas Center for the Arts. Rehearsals will begin immediately after the auditions.

    The play will run from Oct. 23 through Nov. 9. More information is available from Michael Disher, the director, at

  • Harold Ralston Simmons Jr., an internationally noted interior designer, died at home in East Hampton on Aug. 12.
  • Jazz en Plein Air, the Parrish Art Museum’s Friday night series, will conclude for the summer tomorrow with a 6 p.m. performance by Hector Martignon’s Foreign Affair Quartet. Mr. Martignon, who was born in Colombia and is based in New York City, has composed, orchestrated, produced, performed, and recorded music in a wide spectrum of genres. His two most recent CDs were nominated for Grammy Awards.

  • Marianne Toy of Sag Harbor Village, whose smile was the first thing people noticed about her, her family said, died on Aug. 5 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

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  • The East Hampton High School boys soccer team defeated Jericho, the three-time defending state Class A champion, 2-1 on Saturday. It was the first time in five meetings that an East Hampton boys team had beaten Jericho.

  • Registered Democrats in East Hampton and easternmost Southampton Town who are wondering where to cast their ballots in the primary for governor and lieutenant governor can find a list here. The polling places are the same as for the general election. Polls are open Tuesday until 9 p.m. If you don't know your polling place, click here to find it.

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  • Suffolk County is holding a photo contest, and County Executive Steve Bellone is asking residents to get involved. 

    All residents have to do is take a picture that depicts why they love calling Suffolk County home and load it to Facebook with the #SuffolkSnapshot. Suggestions include landmarks, tourist attractions, natural resources, and downtowns.

    The contest, Mr. Bellone said, "gives residents a chance to capture that uniqueness and beauty of Suffolk County and share it with their friends and neighbors through Facebook." 

  • School starts next week in East Hampton, but first students — and parents — have orientation meetings.

    On Tuesday night, all parents of East Hampton students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to a workshop on how to access online school resources. Two sessions, one in English in the high school library, and one in Spanish in the auditorium, start at 6 p.m.

    Incoming kindergarteners and their families will have an orientation at the John M. Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

  • Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans. 

    The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information. 

  • This weekend will be the first time that it will be illegal to drink alcoholic beverages during the day at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. 

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.

  • Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.