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T.E. McMorrow
August 26, 2016
East Hampton Town police, in conjunction with the Suffolk County Crime Stoppers division, are offering a cash reward for help in identifying a man who put his cellphone under a woman's skirt at the HomeGoods store in Wainscott earlier this month.

East Hampton Town police, in conjunction with the Suffolk County Crime Stoppers division, are offering a cash reward for help in identifying a man who put his cellphone under a woman's skirt at the HomeGoods store in Wainscott earlier this month.

Christine Sampson
August 25, 2016
Organizacion Latino-Americana of Long Island will set up tables in different communities at places like supermarkets, church events, and sporting events. There will also be door-to-doors and phone calls, for which names will be drawn from a special database.

Once an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, Lucia Martinez of East Hampton will cast a ballot in the November general election for the first time as a naturalized citizen and newly registered voter.

Christine Sampson
August 25, 2016
Summer is winding down, and that means a number of back-to-school events have been planned for next week in local schools.

Summer is winding down, and that means a number of back-to-school events have been planned for next week in local schools.

Christopher Walsh
August 25, 2016
Unless new information comes to light, the East Hampton Town Trustees will neither claim nor disclaim ownership of the bay beach at Driftwood Shores in Springs, where there is a dispute between longtime residents and Kenneth and Judith Reiss, the owners of the last lot to be developed.

Unless new information comes to light, the East Hampton Town Trustees will neither claim nor disclaim ownership of the bay beach at Driftwood Shores in Springs, where there is a dispute between longtime residents and Kenneth and Judith Reiss, the owners of the last lot to be developed.

Christine Sampson
August 25, 2016
Two school bus companies, which lost potential business when the Wainscott and Sag Harbor School Districts signed a transportation agreement in April, have brought suit against the districts.

Two school bus companies, which lost potential business when the Wainscott and Sag Harbor School Districts signed a transportation agreement in April, have brought suit against the districts.

Christopher Walsh
August 25, 2016
A prohibition on the harvesting of crabs and other marine life from Georgica Pond, which has been in effect since July 1 because of the blue-green algae bloom that appeared in June, is being lifted this week, as the East Hampton Town Trustees voted on Monday to remove the signs warning against its consumption or exposure to the pond’s water.

A prohibition on the harvesting of crabs and other marine life from Georgica Pond, which has been in effect since July 1 because of the blue-green algae bloom that appeared in June, is being lifted this week, as the East Hampton Town Trustees voted on Monday to remove the signs warning against its consumption or exposure to the pond’s water.

T.E. McMorrow
August 25, 2016
A Manhattan man was saved from drowning off Montauk Point Sunday afternoon by the captain and mate of a Montauk fishing boat, the Breakaway.

A Manhattan man was saved from drowning off Montauk Point Sunday afternoon by the captain and mate of a Montauk fishing boat, the Breakaway.

Christine Sampson
August 25, 2016
Hillary Clinton, who reportedly took in $52.3 million in contributions last month, will look to grow her presidential campaign fund during a visit to the South Fork this week.

Hillary Clinton, who reportedly took in $52.3 million in contributions last month, will look to grow her presidential campaign fund during a visit to the South Fork this week.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 25, 2016

Town officials on Friday got a court injunction against an East Hampton property owner who has allegedly been operating an illegal nightclub in the basement of a house at 7 Muir Boulevard.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 25, 2016
The East Hampton Town Board unanimously approved the extension of the town’s community preservation fund program by 20 years, through 2050, and authorized the use of up to 20 percent of the fund on water quality improvement projects.

The East Hampton Town Board unanimously approved the extension of the town’s community preservation fund program by 20 years, through 2050, and authorized the use of up to 20 percent of the fund on water quality improvement projects. The changes will not go into effect unless they are approved by voters in November.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 24, 2016
Frustrated by continued noise from helicopters and planes using East Hampton Airport, several people are calling for the airport to be closed, saying the approximately 600-acre, town-owned site could be put to better community use.

Frustrated by continued noise from helicopters and planes using East Hampton Airport, several people are calling for the airport to be closed, saying the approximately 600-acre, town-owned site could be put to better community use.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 24, 2016

Space is still available in a Narcan training class that Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming is hosting in Montauk on Thursday night. 

Mark Segal
August 22, 2016
The Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps will hold a blood drive in memory of Thomas Lateulere on Friday, Aug. 26, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the firehouse on Brick Kiln Road.

The Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps will hold a blood drive in memory of Thomas Lateulere on Friday, Aug. 26, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the firehouse on Brick Kiln Road. Mr.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 21, 2016
Officers called out to address complaints about pedestrian safety on Bridgehampton's Main Street busted a man heading to Montauk with 300 vials of liquid concentrated cannabis and 150 pre-made individually packaged marijuana-laced edible goods.

Southampton Town police said they arrested a man in Bridgehampton on Saturday who had been on his way to Montauk with a pound of marijuana, 300 vials of hash oil, about five pounds of concentrated cannabis gel, and assorted marijuana-laced edible items.

David E. Rattray
August 19, 2016
The organizers of a Sept. 24 reunion of the East Hampton High School class of 1966 are seeking a number of classmates for whom contact information has been lost.

The organizers of a Sept. 24 reunion of the East Hampton High School class of 1966 are seeking a number of classmates for whom contact information has been lost.

T.E. McMorrow
August 18, 2016
Typically, there are three or four arraignments in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Sunday mornings and frequently there are no lawyers present.

Typically, there are three or four arraignments in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Sunday mornings and frequently there are no lawyers present.

The Legal Aid Society, whose role is to represent those who otherwise would not have a lawyer, provides attorneys for arraignments in East Hampton on weekdays. They do not offer that service on weekends, when most arrests occur.

Christopher Walsh
August 18, 2016
Elation brought on by last week’s surprising near-disappearance of the cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, bloom that appeared in Georgica Pond in East Hampton in June was dashed by a dramatic resurgence of the toxic algal bloom on Monday and Tuesday, which in turn was quickly followed by an order-of-magnitude decline.

Elation brought on by last week’s surprising near-disappearance of the cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, bloom that appeared in Georgica Pond in East Hampton in June was dashed by a dramatic resurgence of the toxic algal bloom on Monday and Tuesday, which in turn was quickly followed by an order-of-magnitude decline.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 18, 2016
Amagansett farmland north of the hamlet’s Main Street appears to be on the drawing board for development. Discussions of its purchase and preservation by East Hampton Town, using the community preservation fund, have apparently come to naught.

Amagansett farmland north of the hamlet’s Main Street appears to be on the drawing board for development. Discussions of its purchase and preservation by East Hampton Town, using the community preservation fund, have apparently come to naught.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 18, 2016
Saturday is the day for the Springs Fisherman’s Fair, which will offer lots of its traditional pleasures but include some new ones, and will take place during the afternoon and early evening hours, for a change, this year.

Saturday is the day for the Springs Fisherman’s Fair, which will offer lots of its traditional pleasures but include some new ones, and will take place during the afternoon and early evening hours, for a change, this year. From 1 to 8 p.m.

Christine Sampson
August 18, 2016
More than 60 Sag Harbor parents turned out on Monday night for a school board meeting that gave many a forum to show their support for the Sag Harbor School District’s superintendent, Katy Graves, whose employment contract has been the subject of recent community discussion.

More than 60 Sag Harbor parents turned out on Monday night for a school board meeting that gave many a forum to show their support for the Sag Harbor School District’s superintendent, Katy Graves, whose employment contract has been the subject of recent community discussion.

Christine Sampson
August 18, 2016
Heather Langham, a dancer with the Radio City Rockettes, will join Andrea Fornarola Hunsberger, the owner of Elements Fitness, a barre and dance fusion studio in East Hampton Village, for two-week camp for kids ages 7 to 15.

A local dance and fitness studio has planned a dance camp with a New York City twist beginning next week.

Heather Langham, a dancer with the Radio City Rockettes, will join Andrea Fornarola Hunsberger, the owner of Elements Fitness, a barre and dance fusion studio in East Hampton Village, for two-week camp for kids ages 7 to 15.

Christine Sampson
August 18, 2016
To an outsider, what looked like a pile of trash filling the commons room at the Springs School on Monday was, on closer inspection, a collection of materials intended to be taken apart and reassembled to create new contraptions by the kids at Camp Invention.

To an outsider, what looked like a pile of trash filling the commons room at the Springs School on Monday was, on closer inspection, a collection of materials intended to be taken apart and reassembled to create new contraptions by the kids at Camp Invention.

T.E. McMorrow
August 18, 2016
Psychiatrists had disagreed over his mental state for many months, delaying the start of the trial.

Thomas Gilbert Jr. who is charged with murdering his father in January 2015 in his parents' Manhattan apartment, was found fit to stand trial in the Centre Street courtroom of State Supreme Court Justice Melissa Jackson on Wednesday. Psychiatrists had disagreed over his mental state for many months, delaying the start of the trial.

T.E. McMorrow
Taylor K. Vecsey
August 18, 2016
Two people were airlifted after accidents over the weekend.

A two-vehicle crash at about 3 a.m. on Friday sent two women to the hospital and resulted in the arrest of Sahm Adrangi, 35, on misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated and possession of cocaine.