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Lee Hnetinka Southampton Town Police
Lee Hnetinka was taken to the Suffolk County jail in Riverside on Friday, after failing to come up with $45,000 bail on charges that he allegedly ran illegal prom-house rentals in Southampton Town.

‘It was like an avalanche hitting the trees’
Craig Schum, left, helped victims of Sunday’s plane crash near East Hampton Airport get away from the burning wreckage. Patricia Currie

The single-engine plane went down in the woods east of the East Hampton Airport
Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration inspected the scene of the crash on Monday morning. Morgan McGivern

At the Lobster Roll on Napeague, Brandon Babel will be returning to the University of Tampa in Florida, while Alyssa Ehm will attend Suffolk Community College. Morgan McGivern

Some say irrigation system needs more study
The potential impact on Hook Pond is at issue in the Maidstone Club’s irrigation system overhaul. Morgan McGivern

Montauk Highway in East Hampton Village was closed for nearly five hours Thursday as police investigated a head-on collision that killed a Sagaponack resident. David E. Rattray

Emergency workers had to cut driver out of badly damaged sedan
Two vehicles struck head-on on Montauk Highway on Thursday just before noon. One driver apparently sustained critical injuries. David E. Rattray

It’s big and pink and neighbors don’t like it
A phallic sculpture by the late Franz West has appeared at the edge of a Montauk bluff. Hampton Pix

$25,000 offer follows public beach possibility

Drainage basin on ag land lacked proper permits
Work on a drainage basin being built by East Hampton Town was halted when Suffolk officials learned the work was being done on farmland over which the county owns development rights. David E. Rattray