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People arrested over Memorial Day weekend received something no defendant here has ever before been given: A guarantee of legal representation from the moment they are taken in to East Hampton Justice Court to be arraigned.
Voters in Sag Harbor Village will have some decisions to make on Tuesday, but choosing a mayor is not one of them.
The East Hampton Town Board agreed this week to allocate $3 million toward the completion of the Montauk Playhouse.
The Hampton Hopper, a private bus service that has operated between East Hampton and Montauk for three years, will run a free Montauk shuttle route for East Hampton Town this summer.
About 40 friends and parents were in the courtroom last Thursday during the arraignment of a man East Hampton Town police said had hosted a post-prom party for over 50 under-age drinkers, many of them Ross School students.
Fred Havemeyer, who served as a Southampton Town trustee for more than 10 years, announced this week that he plans to challenge Supervisor Jay Schneiderman for the Democratic line in a September primary.
East Hampton Fire Department's first black chief had a role model close to home.
Suffolk County's division of vector control is scheduled to spray mosquito larvicides by helicopter over Napeague and Accabonac Harbors and the Beach Hampton neighborhood in Amagansett, sometime between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A trivia night will be held at Bay Street Theater on Monday at 6 p.m. for the benefit of the family of Susann Farrell, a former children’s librarian at the John Jermain Memorial Library, who died of cancer in May at the age of 47.
As of Friday, June 16, and through Sept. 3, the restored Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station will be open to the public on Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon.
The East Hampton Town Trustees ordered Georgica Pond closed on Friday after getting a report of toxic blue-green algae there from Suffolk officials.
June 27 is National H.I.V. Testing Day, and Southampton Hospital is using the occasion to emphasize its free and confidential H.I.V. testing at the David E. Rogers, M.D., Center. “One in seven people infected with H.I.V. don’t know they...
Helen S. Rattray, the publisher of The East Hampton Star and its former editor, was inducted Wednesday evening into the Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame along with Jimmy Breslin of the New York Daily News.