Jason Lee, who is accused of raping a 20-year-old Irish woman in East Hampton in 2013, waived his right to a trial by jury on Tuesday and will instead be tried by New York State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Kahn in her Riverside courtroom beginning next week.
The final version of the 2015-16 New York State budget includes $175,000 for the South Fork Behavioral Health Initiative, according to an announcement Tuesday by State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr.
Prolonged frigid temperatures left baymen out in the cold this winter. Frozen bays meant fewer bay scallops were harvested, and the State Department of Environmental Conservation will let them try to recoup their losses with an extra month of harvesting.
Before Officer Roland Walker hung up his Stetson yesterday after 31 years on the job, his colleagues looked back at his long career in patrol, describing him as a good cop who was unflappable and possessed the skill to diffuse difficult situations with his calming voice and compassion.
The Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s youth swim team, the Hurricanes, placed fourth among 39 teams in the Y state meet at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow this past weekend, and, in so doing, broke four state meet records.