Police

Errol Toulon Jr. is first black countywide candidate
Errol Toulon Jr., left, and Lawrence M. Zacarese.

An early morning kitchen fire at John Papas Cafe on Sunday did little damage to the dining room at the East Hampton restaurant, but the smell of smoke lingers and the restaurant will be closed until repairs can be made, its owner said. Michael Heller




Richard Anthony Grigonis, 24, of Sag Harbor was led away from East Hampton Town Justice Court Sunday after being arraigned on four charges, the most serious of which is a felony charge of possession of a quantity of LSD. T.E. McMorrow

With words of praise from East Hampton Village Police Chief Michael Tracey, center, and Richard Lawler, right, a village board member who is also the village police commissioner, Steven Sheades was promoted on Friday to the rank of sergeant. Christopher Walsh

Sydney Jones, who has breakfast at John Papas Cafe every morning, peered through the glass after finding the front door shattered and the diner closed Sunday morning. Durell Godfrey photos
There was not much sign of a fire from the front of John Papas later on Sunday morning, except for a shattered front door.
The East Hampton Fire Department was called to John Papas Cafe at about 2:15 a.m.Michael Heller
Firefighters searched for any extension of the fire. Michael Heller
Michael Heller
Michael Heller
At left, Jamalia Hayes, the East Hampton Fire Department's second assistant chief, and Gerry Turza, the first assistant chief, helped Chief Ken Wessberg with fire operations. Micheal Heller
Michael Heller