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  • A Whole Week of Fun

    First a quick rundown of February break options for kids. Most have been mentioned in some detail in this column in the past, but if you missed them, take note.

  • The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column, of between 700 and 1,200 words, and of short fiction or memoir, of up to 2,000 words. Please send submissions for review by email, in text or Word format, to
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  • Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend or how to keep them busy after school? From puppet shows to story times, art workshops to science explorations there's always something going on. 
  • East Hampton

    Police warned two East Hampton High School girls last week to stop disparaging another girl on Facebook or face criminal charges of harassment. The two agreed to stop. The victim, who lives in Springs, told police she did not want to press charges at this time, but would do so if there were any more posts.


  • Phyllis C. Byrne of East Hampton, who together with her late husband, Patrick, owned and ran the Huntting Lane Rest Home until 2006, died on Jan. 21 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton, where she had been for several months.
  • Budd Levinson, a philanthropist who had been an entrepreneur in the textiles business, Navy veteran, and inveterate fisherman, died at his home in Springs on Dec. 20. He was 101.
  • Kathleen Hutton, a runway model in London in the 1950s who later worked as a professional chef and property manager and also had a knitting store in Bridgehampton, died at home in East Hampton on Feb. 1 of lymphoma.

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