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  • On the heels of the East Hampton Town Board’s Feb. 7 vote to ban the intentional release of balloons, the town trustee who was among those drawing attention to their detrimental impact on marine life is now advocating an outright ban on the sale or distribution of Mylar balloons.
  • Several youths lit fireworks on Brandywine Drive on Feb. 16, according to Mark Lombardo, a neighbor. Extra patrols were requested for Saturday nights.
  • Tomorrow night is Lego Night at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. Children will work in teams to complete a Lego challenge.
  • Leonard L. Cooper of East Hampton, the owner of Cooper Sandblast, who had cancer and had been ill for several years, died on Sunday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. He was 75.
  • Laura Anne Krupinski, the daughter of the late Ben and Bonnie Krupinski, died on Monday in Hampton Bays, where she lived. She was 53.
  • George C. Kamper of Southampton, the founder of GCK Enterprises, a construction company, died of cancer on Friday at Stony Brook University Hospital. He was 56, and had been ill for nine months.
  • Gary Elmer Wood, a house painter who grew up in Springs, died of complications of esophageal cancer at his sister’s house in Pasco, Wash., on Feb. 19. He was 55 and had been diagnosed with the disease last month.
  • Beatrice Joy Petullo, who had worked in the pharmacy at White’s Drug Store in Montauk and been a housekeeper at the Sail Inn in the hamlet for the last eight years, where a celebration of her life is to take place at a later date, died at her Montauk home on Feb. 11. She was 68 and reportedly took her own life.
  • William Biase of Montauk died on Feb. 14 at Flower Hospital in Dothan, Ala., where he had been living since 2011. The cause was complications of diabetes. He was 61.
  • Federal authorities have criminally charged a former East Hampton man in an alleged scheme to defraud investors.

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