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  • Visitors from Mattituck were injured early Sunday on Montauk Highway. One victim was flown to Stony Brook University Hospital in critial condition.
  • A Patchogue woman was taken to Southampton Hospital on Monday afternoon after being thrown from a Schwinn moped she was riding on South Emerson Avenue in Montauk.
  • A local man who was charged early Sunday morning with drunken driving is said to have told the East Hampton Town police officer who arrested him that “I only had six drinks tonight.”
  • Everyone knows about K9s, dogs that help the military and police save lives and chase suspects, among other heroic missions, but who knew the East Hampton Town Animal Control Department had two dogs as auxiliary staff members?
  • East Hampton Village police charged a Mount Sinai man with petty larceny Monday afternoon for allegedly stealing an Apple iPhone from a youth at the Main Beach pavilion.
  • The 21 Uber drivers facing misdemeanor charges of operating a car for hire without being licensed by the Town of East Hampton agreed Monday to pay fines of $400 each in return for the town lowering the charges to simple violations.
  • Over the weekend, there were two drunken-driving arrests involving accidents here, police said, including one in which a driver got into not one, but two crashes in two different townships. 

  • On Saturday night, a routine Coast Guard safety check of a 50-foot Viking yacht ended with its owner under arrest for boating while intoxicated.
  • A Bridgehampton man accused of assaulting an elderly Northwest Woods woman was indicted by a grand jury last Thursday on multiple felony charges, and was re-arraigned in Riverside Wednesday
  • Jefferson Davis Eames who has an open case stemming from an alleged road-rage incident on Neck Path in Springs in December 2013 was back in court last Thursday on a new charge.

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  • While many drivers in East Hampton Town have been angered by the recent blight of large potholes along Montauk Highway from Napeague to the Lighthouse, that have been destroying tires and tire rims, they have nothing on the sinkhole that opened up on Montauk Main Street Monday morning.

  • If you've been trying to open a page on East Hampton Town's website this week, and have been unsuccessful, it is not because you have lost your Internet connection, nor is the town's website down.

    Previously, HamptonsOnline hosted the town's domain name, but several months ago the company announced that it would stop hosting domains at the beginning of this month, according to Bob Pease, the town's information technology administrator.

  • Southampton Town police have asked the public to assist them in an investigation of a "hide-a-key" thief possibly responsible for a series of burglaries.

    According to a release from Detective Sgt. Lisa A. Costa, a man drove up to a Water Mill house on Friday and lifted the doormat at the front door, searching for a key. The statement does not indicate whether the man entered the house.

  • A Long Island Rail Road train headed for Montauk is being held up in Amityville after it struck and killed a man on the tracks on Saturday afternoon.

    As police investigated, between 110 and 150 passengers were stuck on the eastbound train, which left Jamaica at 12:10 p.m. The accident occurred at about 12:45 p.m. The train was due in Montauk at 3 p.m.

    Trains were delayed in both directions. Though service was expected to be restored soon, trains will be bypassing the Amityville station during the investigation. 

  • On Tuesday the East Hampton Town Police Department awarded 13 officers for outstanding and dedicated acts of police work during 2014. Each officer was given an award bar to be displayed over his or her shield.
  • The blizzard left its mark on Montauk, causing beach erosion, though it did not reach the oceanside motels.
  • Summer may be over, but the Montauk Farmers Market lives on, at least for this Saturday.