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Representatives from Stony Brook University Hospital traveled east on Sept. 10 to present Nick Calace, a paid paramedic with the Amagansett Fire Department, with a plaque for his quick recognition of a major heart attack experienced by a 66-year-old patient on July 9.

Appearing on behalf of the hospital were Pamela Kostic, a registered nurse and chest-pain coordinator, and Kellie Gumersell, a clinical nurse specialist for invasive cardiology. Ms. Kostic said by email this week that Mr. Calace did "a great job." 

The paramedic transmitted the EKG results to Stony Brook University Hospital, and doctors decided the patient should be airlifted to the hospital, which has a cardiac catheterization laboratory for treatments he would not be able to receive at Southampton Hospital. He was at the hospital in Stony Brook receiving treatment in just 67 minutes.

The code was called in at 10:20 a.m., Ms. Kostic said. The patient was airlifted to Stony Brook and the cardiac catheritization lab team was waiting for the patient when he arrived at 11:04 a.m. The cardiologist opened the lesion at 11:27 a.m.

"Time is muscle when a heart attack is occurring. The national core measure is 'door to balloon' time in 120 minutes when a patient is being transferred to a percutaneous coronary intervention capable hospital," Ms. Kostic said.

Milford Krandall, a volunteer who was driving the ambulance that day, was also honored for his role in the call.

Members with the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps were given certificates at a meeting of the Suffolk Regional E.M.S. Council in Yaphank on Sept. 9.

The volunteers responded to a call in which Richard Hand, a 52-year-old Sag Harbor resident, went into cardiac arrest while playing basketball at Pierson Middle-High School in July. Answering the call that morning were Tom Gardella, seen above second from left, an emergency medical technician who is also a first assistant chief in the Sag Harbor Fire Department, Deborah O'Brien, a critical care technician, and Ed Downes, an E.M.T. and the president of the ambulance corps. Pete Hopping, an E.M.T., and Mark Poitras, a critical care technician, were not able to attend.

Dr. Gregson Pigott, left, the Suffolk E.M.S. medical director, and Jane McCormack, right, the chairwoman of Suffolk REMSCO, presented them with the honor. 

East Hampton Town will provide trash bags and gloves to volunteers pitching in on Saturday for the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Day.

Individuals and groups have been invited to collect trash on any beach. Participants will be asked to fill out an Ocean Conservancy data collection form, which the town will provide, to record the type of debris found. The information will be used by the organization to identify debris “hotspots” and issues, raise awareness, and help communities adopt policies that will contribute to cleaner oceans.

Gloves, bags, and forms can be picked up during business hours at the town board office at East Hampton Town Hall through Friday. Trash bags can be left by the town’s garbage cans at beaches for pickup. Participants have been asked to document their efforts with photos and to e-mail them to Councilwoman Sylvia Overby at soverby@ehamptonny.gov for posting on the town’s website.

East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell's office announced Monday that upcoming meetings would focus on specific issues facing the town to allow for more time to answer questions from the public.

A comprehensive wastewater management plan is slated for discussion at two meetings. The first will take place on Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Emergency Services Building in East Hampton Village, and the second will be held during a regularly scheduled town board work session on Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Montauk Firehouse. Both meetings will outline the plan and specific issues as they relate to East Hampton and Montauk, depending on the meeting's location.

The Montauk beach stablization plan will be the focus of a meeting scheduled for Sept. 25 at noon at the firehouse in Montauk. The Army Corps of Engineers will present final details of the downtown Montauk beach stablization projects. Representatives from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Suffolk County Department of Public Works will be on hand.

A proposed rental registry law will be the topic of discussion at town board work sessions on Oct. 21 at Town Hall and on Nov. 12 at the Montauk Firehouse. Both meetings will start at 10 a.m.

The East Hampton High School boys soccer team defeated Jericho, the three-time defending state Class A champion, 2-1 on Saturday. It was the first time in five meetings that an East Hampton boys team had beaten Jericho.

Jericho scored early on and led 1-0 at the half, according to Rich King, the Bonackers' coach. Nick West, the versatile senior midfielder, who was listed in Sunday's Newsday as one of Long Island's players to watch, scored on a penalty kick with 18 minutes left in the game. Camillo Godoy, a senior forward, scored the game-winner with two minutes remaining as West got the assist.

The second half, King said was played in the pouring rain.

The Bonackers' record against Jericho is now 1-2-2, having lost two in Long Island championship games.
 

Speaker of the House John Boehner will visit the South Fork next week to help raise money for Lee Zeldin, a fellow Republican and two-term state senator from Shirley who is running against Representative Tim Bishop. 

Joe Farrell, a prominent builder, and his wife, Kristen, will hold a reception for Mr. Zeldin at their house, known as Sandcastle, on Halsey Lane in Bridgehampton on Sept. 20. A V.I.P. photo session will take place from 5 to 5:30 p.m., followed by the reception until 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $500, with the V.I.P. session costing $1,000 per person. 

Randy Altschuler, who unsuccessfully ran against Mr. Bishop twice, is among the co-chairmen. Others include John Tsunis, Ambassador Cliff Sobel, Stephen Ross, Cris Damianos, Ed Cox, the state G.O.P. chairman, Charlie Lefkowitz, John Catismatidis, and Laurence Zuriff. This is the second time Mr. Zeldin has challenged Mr. Bishop. Running on the Republican and Conservatives lines in 2008, Mr. Zeldin got just under 43 percent of the vote. He first won election to the New York State Senate in 2010. 

Registered Democrats in East Hampton and easternmost Southampton Town who are wondering where to cast their ballots in the primary for governor and lieutenant governor can find a list here. The polling places are the same as for the general election. Polls are open Tuesday until 9 p.m. If you don't know your polling place, click here to find it.

East Hampton Town

By Election District    

1, 15     East Hampton High School, Long Lane

2     Pierson High School, Sag Harbor

3, 13     Amagansett Firehouse

4, 9, 15, 17     Springs Firehouse, Fort Pond Blvd.

5, 11, 16     Emergency Services Building, Cedar Street, East Hampton

6, 10, 18, 19     Montauk Playhouse

7     Wainscott Schoolhouse, Wainscott Main Street

8, 13     John M. Marshall Elementary School, Gingerbread Lane, East Hampton

Easternmost Southampton Town

By Election District

1, 21     Sag Harbor Fire Department, Brick Kiln Road

2, 36     Community Bible Church, Noyac Road, Noyac

3, 13     Bridgehampton Community House, Montauk Highway

4     Grace Presbyterian Church, Montauk Highway, Water Mill

5, 6, 7, 39     Southampton High School, Narrow Lane

16     North Sea Community House, Noyac Road

28, 42     North Sea Firehouse, Noyac Road

31     North Haven Village Hall, Ferry Road
 

Emergency workers in East Hampton will observe Sept. 11 with a memorial on the Hook Mill green on Thursday. The community is invited to attend the service, which starts at 6 p.m. 

Allen Bennett, the president of the East Hampton Fire Chiefs Association and the first assistant chief of the Amagansett Fire Department, organized this year's observance. It will include a prayer from the Rev. Steven Howarth, a volunteer with the Amagansett Fire Department. The audience will also hear from East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. and Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell. 

The Montauk, Amagansett, Springs, East Hampton, Sag Harbor, and Bridgehampton Fire Departments, the East Hampton Village Volunteer Ambulance Assocation and the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps will be represented, along with the East Hampton Town and Village and Sag Harbor Village Police Departments.

Firefighters and emergency medical service providers will offer wreaths in rememberance of the nearly 3,000 people who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. 

In case of rain, the service will be held at the East Hampton Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street. 

Richard G. Hendrickson of Bridgehampton, a long-time United States Cooperative volunteer weather observer, celebrated his 102nd birthday on Tuesday.

His granddaughter Sara Henrickson said he spent most of his day receiving birthday wishes by phone and visits from friends and family, and the Bridgehampton National Bank in Bridgehampton even threw him a small party complete with balloons, flowers, cupcakes, and a fruit tray.

Claudia Pilato, the director of marketing at the bank, said Mr. Hendrickson has had an account with the bank since he was in elementary school when the bank used to go into the schools and set up savings accounts for students with their pennies and nickels. When the bank interviewed him for their 100th anniversary, he told them, "It made a big impression on a young man."

Kevin O'Connor, the president and CEO of the bank, presented him with a canvas bag with a zip-up fleece jacket embroidered with "Most Loyal Customer." Ms. Pilato said, "He was just a delight." 

Afterwards, Mr. Hendrickson enjoyed a lobster dinner at home with family and topped it off with his birthday cake.

Mr. Hendrickson was honored this summer by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for his longstanding service. He has been recording the weather conditions, including wind direction, temperatures, and precipitation, twice a day at his farm in Bridgehampton since 1930 when he was 18.

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