Janis Hewitt, who had worked for The Star for 20 years, died Tuesday in a car accident on Montauk Highway in Montauk.
Traffic was shut down on Montauk Highway at Lincoln Road because of a head-on crash near the Montauk transfer station.T.E. McMorrow

Environmental Conservation Officer Katie Jakaub with a young deer that was reportedly found in a Springs yard with a collar on its neck. New York State D.E.C. Officer Emma Carpenter

A county campaign against drunken driving netted two arrests overnight Saturday

Alimdzkan D. Angeles-Abreu, 37, allegedly had about an ounce and a half of cocaine in the trunk of the Honda Acura he was driving when police pulled him over

Local Police Notes

Southampton hopes civilian academy will bridge gap

The audience, including dozens of police officers and chiefs from other departments on the East End, applauded Steven E. Skrynecki’s appointment last Thursday as Southampton Town’s new police chief. Taylor K. Vecsey
Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, left, and Steven E. Skrynecki, who will become the chief of the Southampton Town Police Department in January.