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Six relatives of Paul Hansen, the Noyac man killed in an Aug. 30 car crash, were in Southampton Town Justice Court on Thursday when Sean P. Ludwick, who is accused of leaving the crash scene and of drunken driving, made a brief appearance.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a Springs woman early Tuesday, charging her with being part of a scheme that used local banks and local addresses to defraud seven elderly people across the country.
The idea that the federally owned Plum Island should be preserved and protected, not sold to the highest bidder and developed, found widespread support on Monday during a public hearing on the island’s future.
Two East Hampton Town trustees, one of whom is seeking re-election in November, have attended fewer than half of the board’s meetings in 2015 and a third, whose attendance has waned, has decided this will be her last term for the time being.
Officials consider mental health screening for teens.
Tentative budget numbers released last Thursday by East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell call for a 2.76 percent increase that will be offset in part by $910,000 in savings.
Agents took Ana P. Leon into custody at her Sycamore Drive house on Tuesday, claiming she and two accomplices used local banks and addresses to defraud elderly people across the country of nearly $700,000 by convincing them they needed to pay taxes and fees before claiming their winnings.
Nearly 700 students at the John M. Marshall Elementary School trekked to the grassy field next to the school on Friday morning carrying symbols of peace -- pinwheels they had made themselves during classes last week.
Shauna Stonemetz, the granddaughter of Glen Stonemetz Jr., who served as the Village of East Hampton’s chief of police from 1977 to 2000, was honored in a ceremony to mark her hiring as a public safety dispatcher.