A new chain store on the site of the old Plitt Ford dealership on the Montauk Highway in Wainscott is becoming a reality almost two years after the death of the principal owner of the property in a car crash just miles away.
A 15,000-square-foot Home Goods store, designed by the architect Peter Cook, will be constructed there, Mr. Cook said Tuesday. Home Goods specializes in home furnishings and is part of a larger corporation, TJX, which also owns Marshall’s, T.J. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post, according to the Home Goods website.
East Hampton Town police arrested two Springs men this past week on charges of driving while intoxicated.
Victor M. Lara-Agustin, 39, was stopped a little after midnight on Saturday after reportedly swerving across Fort Pond Boulevard in Springs. Police said he narrowly missed a utility pole as he turned onto Broadway Avenue.
Just as spring buds bloom into summer flowers, Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theatre’s artistic director, intends to nurture fledgling plays into potential main-stage productions. In the works is a series of staged readings of new plays, to be held at the Sag Harbor theater every spring, with the first three kicking off the series next weekend.
The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals gave a Wainscott property owner unanimous approval Tuesday night for a second house on a single property, an apparent first since two houses on one site are prohibited by the town code. Members not only approved the proposal but praised it, although one, Don Cirillo, questioned the sincerity of one of the applicant’s stated goals, the preservation of a historic farmhouse.
The Montauk Fire Department began its celebration of its 75th anniversary on Sunday with an ecumenical memorial service at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church honoring all those who have served the department who have since died. A roll call of the deceased firemen and ladies auxiliary members was read, with the church bell rung after each name.
Christian A. Maldonado, 23, of Montauk was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with selling cocaine last September. East Hampton Town police, acting in conjunction with Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota’s East End Drug Task Force, made the arrest, their second this year on selling cocaine-related charges.
There were eight or nine family members and friends in the courtroom Saturday morning when Mr. Maldonado was arraigned. His attorney, Neil Rogers, entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf.