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  • The old order changeth: Well, not entirely, for while Provisions, which in this and in numerous former incarnations has been a perennial participant in East Hampton Town women’s slow-pitch softball league finals over the years, has stumbled, Connie Mabry, who has played in the league since her graduation from East Hampton High School in 1973, and who pitches for Groundworks Landscaping, has not.

  • The life of Jeff Bogetti, who died on May 30, was celebrated with a "beach picnic" gathering of about 500 attendees at Groundworks @Hrens in Amagansett Thursday evening.
  • I bought a new racket the other day and dubbed it Wonder Boy, and told the young guy who strung it, at 44 pounds, that I’d never lose again.

    That was two losses ago. Amend that then to “Once it’s broken in, I’ll never lose again.” Reality is so boring — when it’s not horrific or beautiful, that is.

  • The East Hampton Town women’s lifeguard team repeated as the Main Beach invitational tournament’s champion last Thursday, while East Hampton’s men’s A team was the runner-up to the perennial men’s champion, Smith Point, by 2 points.

  • Sporting seven trophies attesting to its utter sweep of division, league, and state titles in Division III men’s soccer, the East Hampton Football Club celebrated on Saturday evening in Sag Harbor what its head coach, John Romero, said has been an unprecedented run.

  • Tom Eickelberg, the 25-year-old Long Island-born pro who lives in Cortland now, where he coaches SUNY Cortland’s swim teams, four-peated at the Montauk Lighthouse Sprint Triathlon Sunday in one hour, two minutes, and three seconds.

    He would have set a record, said Eickelberg, whose sponsors include Western Beef, the Babylon Bike Shop, and PowerBar, had not the swimmers had to fight against an outgoing tide in Block Island Sound.

    Montauk’s own Kai Costanzo holds the record, at 1:00.11, which he did in 2001.

  • Jim Arnold, the Montauk Swim Challenge’s race director, said Monday that he expects as many as 200 long-distance swimmers, from as far away as the Bahamas and the West Coast, will take part in this Saturday’s event, from which the Montauk Playhouse Community Center’s aquatics center fund is to benefit.

    Arnold is anticipating a large turnout in part because “we’re on the U.S. masters swimming calendar. . . . Rod McClave [the perennial winner] may have some competition this year. That’s what we’re hoping.”

  • “Jeffrey was an amazing guy,” T.J. Calabrese said the other day of his late friend, Jeff Bogetti. “He had such an infectious personality that you wanted to be around him; he was really funny. That’s why he had so many friends.”

  • Jeffrey Steven Bogetti, 46, died of brain cancer in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on May 30 following a four-and-a-half-year illness.

    Mr. Bogetti, a roofing contractor who surfed and passed on his love for the water through his work with the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad and as an instructor of junior lifeguards here, was born on Sept. 25, 1967, in Bronxville, N.Y.

  • It’s as Justice Potter Stewart said about pornography, I know Lyme disease when I experience it. I don’t care what the test — which has yet to come back — says.

    It flattens one, utterly. Though this time — I’ve had it before, about 10 years ago — I was able to think, after a fashion; not that it’s an absolute requisite in this business.

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