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Alfred J. Callahan III, the second assistant chief of the Southampton Fire Department, found the homeowners' cat hiding in the house during the fire and carried it to safety. Michael Heller
Firefighters battled a difficult fire that started when a Mercedes crashed into a house on Hayground Road. Michael Heller
Smoke poured out of the house. Michael Heller
The fire spread throughout the house after an alleged drunken driver crashed his Mercedes into one section of it. Michael Heller
Southampton Town police led Alec Wasser, second from right, the 21-year-old driver accused of driving drunk when he crashed into a Water Mill house, into Southampton Town Justice Court Sunday morning.T.E. McMorrow
The homeowner, Igor Vishnyakov, left, was joined by Edward Burke Jr., who is representing the alleged drunken driver, Alec Wasser, at Mr. Vishnyakov's house after Mr. Wasser's arraignment Sunday morning to survey the damage.T.E. McMorrow
Igor Vishnyakov said he was thankful no one was seriously hurt. T.E. McMorrow
Igor Vishnyakov looked at the damage to his home.
A child's playroom was damaged in the fire.T.E. McMorrow
The area of the house that the car hit. T.E. McMorrow

Parents urged to designate guardians for kids

Defends support of concealed guns in school zones, repeal of Obamacare
Representative Lee Zeldin, pictured at a meeting last week with Judi Roth, Carol Mellor, and other members of the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, held a telephone town hall conference call with constituents last Thursday.

Money is there, but application has stalled
Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. is pushing Southampton Town to file an application for $700,000 for pedestrian and traffic safety improvements in Bridgheampton. At a Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee meeting Monday, Sybille van Kempen, at left, whose mother, Anna Pump, was killed crossing Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton in 2015, listened. Taylor K. Vecsey

Stable is now a ‘mega ranch’ with boarding, lessons, and space for parties
“It’s like Saratoga out in my backyard,” Peter Zamiska told the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Commitee on Monday of Campbell Stables, whose owner wants retroactive approval from the Southampton Town Planning Board for a horse “walker,” among other things. Taylor K. Vecsey

Debate, again, over Starbucks C.E.O.’s oceanfront property.
Leonard Ackerman, an attorney representing Howard Schultz and Sheri Kersch Schultz, discussed his clients’ plans for various improvements to their property with the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals. Christopher Walsh

The Wainscott School will be "fine" until it finds a new part-time superintendent, the school board president, David Eagan, said this week. Christine Sampson