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    North Whale L.L.C. to C. and L. Carr, 19 Katie Lane, 1.17 acres, Dec. 19, $2,825,000.
    M. Minkoff to Cranberry Hole Banana, 74 Cranberry Hole Road, 5.6 acres, Dec. 23, $3,750,000.
    H. Lorin to K. Oram, 60 Wyandanch Lane, .23 acre, Dec. 15, $1,950,000.

    Sag Harbor Turnpike to Town of Southampton, 1103 and 1095 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, 3.96 acres (vacant), Dec. 15, $595,000.
    K. Guilfoyle to B. Funk, 139 Meadows East, .92 acre, Dec. 19, $1,800,000.

  • Spring Sports

    Spring will officially be here Monday insofar as East Hampton High School sports — boys and girls lacrosse, girls and boys track, baseball, softball, and boys tennis — are concerned.

    As of last week, Lou Reale, the softball coach, couldn’t get into the shed where his pitching machine is stored, and, given all the snow cover, it seems as if it will take a while not only for the snow to disappear, but also for the softball and baseball infields to dry out.

  • Bill King, a well-known sculptor who first came to East Hampton in 1959, died on Wednesday at the age of 90.
  • Saturday, March 7
    ICE SHOW and Katy’s Courage fund-raiser, Buckskill Winter Club, Buckskill Road, East Hampton, from 3:30 p.m.

    Sunday, March 8
    LIFEGUARDING, opening day for junior lifeguard training, evaluating, and testing, and for senior lifeguard skills and conditioning training, Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, 1-2 and 2:30-4:30 p.m.

    Monday, March 9
    SPRINGS SPORTS, first day of practice at local schools, 3 p.m.

  • “Our Hospitality,” a 1923 film starring Buster Keaton, will be screened at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church on Saturday at 7 p.m., with live accompaniment by Bernie Anderson on the church’s organ. The program has been rescheduled from an earlier date.

  • ZIMA! — a whimsical, theatrical treasure hunt performed by Kate Mueth and the Neo-Political Cowgirls in partnership with the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation — will take place Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. in Montauk.

  • Joseph Vecsey will bring his humor as well as that of three other up-and-coming comedians to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 8 p.m.

    Mr. Vecsey’s guests will include Corinne Fisher, a stand-up comic, writer, and actor whose one-woman show, “I Stalk You,” had a run at the Peoples Improv Theater in New York. She is also the co-creator, with Krystyna Hutchinson, of the highly ranked “Guys We Fucked: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast.”



    Two Amagansett men had a late-night altercation at Indian Wells Tavern earlier this month. Both men, Daniel Tooker and Keith Kevan, declined to press charges over the Feb. 8 incident. Mr. Tooker said he just wanted to be left alone.

    East Hampton Village


    Laura Michele Mastandrea and Paul Jason Novack, both of Sag Harbor, were married on Oct. 4 at the Oceanside Beach Resort in Montauk. Southampton Town Justice Edward Burke Sr. officiated. A reception followed the ceremony under a tent.

    The wedding took place on the 50th anniversary of the bride’s parents, Vincent and Rosemary Mastandrea of East Meadow. The groom’s mother, Jeannette Novack of Montauk, and the bride’s grandmother, Irene Ambrosino of Rockville Centre, helped them all to celebrate.


    The East Hampton Star learned this week of the death on June 10 of Emmy Langer Schaeffer, who summered in East Hampton and Amagansett for over half a century and became a full-time resident of East Hampton in 1993. She had overcome Parkinson’s disease, melanoma, and a severe stroke in her final years, dying in her sleep at home in Santa Fe, N.M. She was 95.

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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.