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Frederick Friedfeld, left, at a surprise 85th birthday party at his company ClearVision Optical in 2012 with his son Peter Friedfeld in a picture taken from ClearVision's Facebook page.

Durell Godfrey

Seventy-one law enforcement officers met at East Hampton Village police headquarters on Friday for a seminar on searching for contraband hidden in secret compartments in vehicles. T.E. McMorrow

Keen O. Rodney, who lives and works in Montauk during the summer season, faces a felony assault charge after a fight with his roommates last week. T.E. McMorrow


A neighbor reported flames at 52 Cedar Drive, between Locust and Dogwood Drives, at 5:46 p.m.
Most of the front of a house at 52 Cedar Drive in Springs was charred in a fire Tuesday that investigators believe started on the exterior. Michael Heller/East Hampton Fire Department

The chief of the Bridgehampton Fire Department, Gary Horsburgh, said the first captain to arrive reported “flames blowing through the roof.”
With a temperature of 86 degrees and the humidity running high, firefighters from six departments and emergency medical technicians from two agencies responded to a fire that destroyed part of a house on Hayground Road in Water Mill last Thursday. Michael Heller/East Hampton Fire Department