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  • The weather in recent weeks has been unkind to motorists, with sliding, skidding, spinning cars and trucks causing mayhem on the roads.
  • Allison J. Rydberg, a 26-year-old Hampton Bays woman who pleaded guilty in November to vehicular manslaughter for the death in a one-car accident last April of 24-year-old Jason H. Pollak of Water Mill, was sentenced on Tuesday.
  • A Springs man who is facing an aggravated charge of drunken driving for the second time in seven months may do jail time if convicted, East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana warned him at his arraignment.

    During the Presidents Day weekend, East Hampton Town police stopped Edgar Roman Villa Albarracin, 48, on Old Orchard Lane, East Hampton, for a traffic infraction and suspected he was intoxicated. He failed roadside tests, they said, and was taken back to headquarters, where a breath test reportedly produced a reading of .18 of 1 percent.

  • Georges Briguet, who owns a well-known French restaurant, Le Perigord, in New York, deliberately concealed two Swiss bank accounts, failing to pay more than $169,000 in taxes over 10 years, the I.R.S. said.
  • An Amagansett man was arrested after allegedly attacking a woman in her bedroom on Tuesday night. Michael D. Marran, 48, was charged with misdemeanor assault, criminal obstruction of breathing, and criminal mischief, as well as a felony charge for unlawfully entering the house.
  • A Springs man, who was pulled over by an East Hampton Village police officer Friday night for alleged traffic violations, was ultimately charged with aggravated drunken driving.

    Joseph Thomas McBride III, 22, was said by police to have had the “four-way flashers illuminated” on his 2005 Chevrolet Silverado while tailgating an eastbound car on Pantigo Road. He then passed the vehicle over the marked hazard zone in the center of road.

  • District attorney's bureau chief says that Jason Lee's accuser will return from Ireland for a trial stemming from an alleged 2013 incident in East Hampton.
  • A proposed subdivision that set members of the East Hampton Town Planning Board at odds when they first discussed it in October had a three-hour hearing on Feb. 3 before the zoning board of appeals, during which members asked hard questions of both sides.
  • Although new pumps have been installed at the Empire Gas station, now Citgo, in Montauk and a pump island has been expanded, its application for site plan approval for the expansion remained in limbo on Feb. 4 when the members of the East Hampton Town Planning Board coalesced against a canopy for the island. 

  • Representatives for HomeGoods received a chilly reception from the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals last week as the board reviewed a request for signs on the new Wainscott building the store will occupy.

    Town code limits total sign area to 20 square feet at that location, but HomeGoods wants to exceed that by nearly 50 percent, with a 14-square-foot sign on the back of the building by the parking lot and another one on the Montauk Highway side of the building.

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