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  • East Hampton High’s boys swimming team lost a meet at West Islip this past week by 1 point, though had diving not been a factor, the Bonackers would have emerged as the winner by 6.
  • In a decision handed down recently, a State Supreme Court justice has ruled that East Hampton High School Superintendent Rich Burns was right to withhold the records pertaining to his refusal a year and a half ago to rehire Lou Reale as the school’s softball coach.
  • While the East Hampton High School girls basketball team has been struggling, it’s been another story in Sag Harbor, where Kevin Barron’s Whalers are playoff-bound.
  • Want to play such famous golf courses as Pebble Beach, Bethpage Black, Bay Hill in Florida, Kiawah Island in South Carolina, and the Princeville Resort in Hawaii, without leaving home?
  • Mary was reading the other day about “inemuri,” the Japanese tradition of napping on the job.
  • The East Hampton High School boys swimming team improved to 2-1 in League II competition by defeating Deer Park here by a score of 85-75 last Thursday. Going into this week, the team was 4-1 over all.
  • Carl Johnson, who coaches Bridgehampton High School’s boys basketball team, the Killer Bees, said Monday he was happy with the Bees’ progress so far, save for their 57-40 loss to East Hampton in the Holiday Classic’s consolation game on Dec. 29.
  • The new home for the Kendall Madison Fitness Center at East Hampton High School is cavernous, a super-gym four times larger than the old one, and, wonderful to tell, it is not only filled with equipment — much of it having been donated by the Hampton Gym Corp’s Bruce Cotter last spring, a gift valued at $250,000 — but also is filled with students working out every school day, 30 to 50 on average, from 2:30 on.
  • Mary’s great-grandmother, a star of stage and the early screen, reportedly said — or so the family story has it — on passing by the open casket of a woman who had in life borne the burden of her severe lameness with good humor, “She never suffered as I have.”
  • The surf was silvery, the weather, if not balmy, at least in the temperate range, and young faces — grizzled ones too — were beaming in the sun.

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