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  • The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a hearing on Tuesday on an application from Adam Lindemann to build a 450-square-foot pool, a patio, and a pergola on the more than five-acre compound in Montauk that once belonged to Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey. The work requires Z.B.A. approval, including a variance to build closer than 100 feet to wetlands, the minimum distance prescribed by town code.
  • Alleged road rage at the intersection of Newtown and Cooper Lanes in East Hampton Village Tuesday evening resulted in a crash and an arrest, according to village police, who charged Braulio Camilo Padillo-Romero, a 28-year-old East Hampton resident, with criminal mischief as a D felony and with two misdemeanors, reckless endangerment and reckless driving, as well as a violation for an allegedly illegal lane change.
  • Southampton Town police have arrested a former president of the Sag Harbor School Board on a misdemeanor charge of allowing teens to drink alcohol at her North Haven house.
  • The owner of the house in which an East Hampton teenager overdosed last month was arrested last Thursday on unrelated charges. It has been alleged that the young man’s condition was ignored for the next 12 hours.
  • A call last Thursday afternoon from a Town Lane house had East Hampton Village officers on the lookout for a man driving a 1997 Lincoln. Their report of the incident states that they wanted to “check his well-being.”
  • Police, tipped off by an anonymous call about a party at which teens allegedly were drinking alcohol, have charged Susan E. Guinchard Kinsella with violating the Suffolk County Social Host Law, which holds adults accountable if they knowingly allow underage drinking.
  • The East Hampton Town Police Department handled a record number of calls last year, just missing the 20,000 mark, according to the annual report released by Chief Michael D. Sarlo on Monday.
  • Frans H. and Dalal Preidel, who own a small cottage on a dune at the beach terminus of South Edison Street in Montauk, got a Valentine’s Day gift Tuesday night from the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, which informally agreed to allow them to remove an outdoor shower and deck and replace it with a shed.
  • Southampton Town detectives are investigating the disappearance of a dozen or more artworks from the studio of a Bridgehampton artist, Elaine Marinoff, who called police to her Ocean Road residence in early January to report the theft.
  • East Hampton Town police charged a Springs man with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated early Saturday morning.

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  • The Stephen Talkhouse, a popular nightspot on Main Street in Amagansett, will be the site of a three-hour fund-raiser on March 19 for Jordan Johnson, a former East Hampton High School student who is in a rehabilitation facility in Manhattan as the result of an apparent drug overdose on Jan. 29.

  • The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Tuesday night has been canceled. The four public hearings concerning applications for variances that were to take place will be held, instead, in March. The new date will be published Monday.

  • St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Cisne, the Patroness of Ecuador, with its Spanish-speaking parishioners this weekend.
  • The four-acre-plus beachfront site at Ditch Plain in Montauk will be the subject of public hearings before the East Hampton Town Planning and Zoning Boards on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
  • The New York State Department of Labor's web site, through which the unemployed claim weekly benefits, crashed over the weekend, leaving people unable to file for weekly benefits since then.
  • A vigil calling for a full police investigation into the death of Lilia Aucapina will be held Tuesday at Southampton Town Hall.
  • While many drivers in East Hampton Town have been angered by the recent blight of large potholes along Montauk Highway from Napeague to the Lighthouse, that have been destroying tires and tire rims, they have nothing on the sinkhole that opened up on Montauk Main Street Monday morning.

  • If you've been trying to open a page on East Hampton Town's website this week, and have been unsuccessful, it is not because you have lost your Internet connection, nor is the town's website down.

    Previously, HamptonsOnline hosted the town's domain name, but several months ago the company announced that it would stop hosting domains at the beginning of this month, according to Bob Pease, the town's information technology administrator.

  • Southampton Town police have asked the public to assist them in an investigation of a "hide-a-key" thief possibly responsible for a series of burglaries.

    According to a release from Detective Sgt. Lisa A. Costa, a man drove up to a Water Mill house on Friday and lifted the doormat at the front door, searching for a key. The statement does not indicate whether the man entered the house.

  • A Long Island Rail Road train headed for Montauk is being held up in Amityville after it struck and killed a man on the tracks on Saturday afternoon.

    As police investigated, between 110 and 150 passengers were stuck on the eastbound train, which left Jamaica at 12:10 p.m. The accident occurred at about 12:45 p.m. The train was due in Montauk at 3 p.m.

    Trains were delayed in both directions. Though service was expected to be restored soon, trains will be bypassing the Amityville station during the investigation.