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Four oceanfront house lots rather than town park. A different proposal for the East Deck Motel at Ditch Plain in Montauk was before the East Hampton Town Planning Board last week.
Plans for 10 bowling alleys, two boccie courts, a mini golf course, a golf simulator, a game room, three pool tables, and a sports bar and lounge, are in the works.
A traffic stop on Tuesday led to the discovery of cocaine and heroin hidden in the vehicle, East Hampton Town police said.
Southampton Town Councilman Brad Bender resigned Tuesday as he took a federal plea deal for illegally distributing prescription drugs in exchange for cash and steroids over a three-year period.
In a small victory for dark-sky advocates, the East Hampton Village Board bowed to opposition from residents of the village agreeing to modify proposed amendments to its lighting code with the aim of reducing sky glow.
Southampton Town police said that while the circumstances surrounding the death of Lilia Aucapina is still actively being investigated, "at this time the death is not believed to be criminal in nature."
An unofficial recount of the votes for East Hampton Town trustee, including absentee ballots, has shifted that body's expected majority even more in the Democrats' favor, from the 5-4 expected on election night, to 6-3.
A crowd of close to 300 attended a hearing Thursday night before the East Hampton Town Board on a proposed town law establishing a rental registry.
Participation by East Enders in a planned trip to Lesbos, Greece, to assist in relief efforts for the thousands of refugees flowing through there from countries such as Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, continues to grow as a departure date just before Thanksgiving nears.