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  • “Who needs Florida,” this writer said as he talked with East Hampton High’s new softball coach, Kathy Amicucci, on Friday. It was unusually warm day for March, known more — at least on the open plain where the high school lies — for its ripping, bone-chilling winds.
  • “Anybody who can lie down and breathe and close their eyes can do this type of yoga,” Roey Ficaro said the other day concerning her restorative yoga classes at the Kamadeva Yoga Studio at 15 Lumber Lane, East Hampton, and at her private studio in Springs.
  • A suit was filed on March 4 requesting that the court compel the disclosure of records that apparently persuaded Richard J. Burns, the district superintendent, not to recommend the rehiring of Lou Reale, East Hampton’s longtime softball coach, last June.
  • Talking to my sister-in-law Linda the other day the subject turned to trip-planning.
  • Winter gave way to spring this week insofar as East Hampton High School’s teams were concerned.
  • Just about everything that could have gone wrong for Bridgehampton High School’s Killer Bees at the state Class D Southeast regional final at Pace’s Westchester campus in Pleasantville Friday did, and still, the Bees, who could manage only two 3-pointers that night, both coming in the first quarter, almost pulled it off.
  • Just about everything that could have gone wrong for Bridgehampton High School's Killer Bees at the state Class D Southeast regional final at Pace's Westchester campus in Pleasantville Friday did, and still, almost pulled it off.
  • At a gathering at Ashawagh Hall that followed a service in Green River Cemetery for Ralph Carpentier, who I always remember said the tranquillity of the terrain here informed our psyches, Elena Prohaska exclaimed that she hadn’t seen me in years.
  • Spurred on by cheerleaders past (namely Brandy Campbell, Geneva Taylor, Angel Pinckney, and Tiffany Gilliam), a packed house at the Beehive remained enthralled Saturday afternoon as Bridgehampton alumni vied in a let-em-play game of 25-minute halves that began at 3 but wasn’t decided until several hours had passed because of frequent breathers — during which some of the players on the present roster participated in 3-point-shooting and other skills contests.
  • While the Buckskill Winter Club has been a big draw in this its 10th season, the winter has been “brutal,” Buckskill’s owner, Doug De Groot, said Sunday following a high school freshman hockey game there that matched the East End Sharks, coached by Cory Lillie and Kyle Solomon, against the Eastport-South Manor Sharks, overseen by Mark Levitan.

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