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  • Lilia Aucapina, a Sagaponack woman who had been missing since Oct. 10, was found dead, an apparent suicide, Saturday morning in the woods behind her house, according to Southampton Town police.
  • Four oceanfront house lots rather than town park. A different proposal for the East Deck Motel at Ditch Plain in Montauk was before the East Hampton Town Planning Board last week.
  • The lawyer handling a civil suit alleging wrongful death for the family of Paul Hansen, the Noyac man found dead on the side of the road in August after the car in which he had been a passenger crashed, said on Tuesday that the district attorney seemed “pretty confident” an indictment on felony charges against the driver of the car, Sean P. Ludwick, was in the offing.
  • The East Hampton Town Police Department, working with code enforcement officers and Building Department personnel, has become more focused on quality-of-life issues in the past year.
  • In one corner is the soon-to-be Southampton Town supervisor, Jay Schneiderman. In the other are Carla and Christopher Concannon, owners of a house under construction at 747 Old Montauk Highway.
  • Southampton Town police said that while the circumstances surrounding the death of Lilia Aucapina is still actively being investigated, "at this time the death is not believed to be criminal in nature."
  • An East Hampton man who has spent much of his time recently in and out of custody is back behind bars this week.
  • East Hampton Town has dropped a charge against the manager of the Surf Lodge on Edgemere Street in Montauk for putting up a sign without consulting with the town’s architectural review board, according to the manager’s lawyers.
  • A former bookkeeper and teacher’s aid at the Rainbow Preschool in Bridgehampton was charged with stealing more than $35,000 from the school. Lauren E. Comber, 30, of Sag Harbor turned herself in to Southampton Town police on Nov. 10.
  • East Hampton Town police made three arrests over the weekend on misdemeanor drunken-driving charges, all in Montauk.

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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.