Only two people were charged with drunken driving last week, one in East Hampton Town and one in the village, as sure a signal as falling leaves that summer has ended.
The driver of a vehicle with Illinois license plates was swerving badly, town police said, when he drew the attention of an officer on Springs-Fireplace Road in Springs on the afternoon of Sept. 16.
Several items of jewelry the value of which was estimated at more than $10,000 were taken from a Middle Highway, East Hampton, house on Friday.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has until Jan. 1 to adopt a regulation establishing a prodecure to make official sea-level rise projections, and the D.E.C. will hold a series of meetings to hear public comments on the project over the coming week.
Beekeepers say that honey bees should almost never be exterminated when a hive is discovered. Debbie Klughers, with help from Dell Cullum and Russell Bennett of The East Hampton Star, safely removed an estimated 10,000 bees from between rafters in the Star office attic on Friday after they were discovered by roofers.
The National Weather Service forecast for East Hampton has moderated ever so slightly overnight, at least as far as snow is concerned. As of 3:40 a.m., it predicted snowfall totals from a minimum of 17 inches to a maximum of 28 inches. Still, if you figure that the actual amount will end up right in the middle of that spread, that’s a lot of snow.