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  • John Darren Re of East Hampton, accused of passing off over 60 worthless paintings to wealthy buyers as made by Jackson Pollock, was sentenced to five years in federal prison.
  • The Breakers Motel on Old Montauk Highway in Montauk is going back to the future.
  • The victims of a Ponzi scheme involving Montauk’s Panoramic View resort have waited three years now for the property to be sold, and they are waiting still, losing thousands of dollars every day from the fund established to pay them back.
  • Sag Harbor Village police arrested a Hampton Bays woman late Saturday night on drunken-driving charges after an East Hampton Village police dispatcher relayed a tip from a motorist of an erratic driver on Route 114. An officer spotted the car and reported seeing it swerve across the bike lane, almost striking a concrete barrier. 

  • The 29-year-old man who police say murdered his wife before taking his own life at their house in Mastic Beach Thursday was a Bridgehampton native, Wayne Street. His wife, Jenni Lee Street, 28, worked at Southampton Hospital.
  • A Native American burial site, which was discovered in 1917 off Springs Close Highway in East Hampton, has split the town planning board down the middle in connection with a subdivision application for property across the street.
  • A controversial proposal for Duryea’s Dock in Montauk — to remove all the structures on the site and replace them with a restaurant and an open deck with a total capacity of 353 patrons — was tabled on April 22 before the East Hampton Town Planning Board could consider it.
  • When the East Hampton Town Planning Board met on April 22, all the stars seemed — at first, anyway — to be aligned for the approval of a proposed 40-acre subdivision of mostly open Wainscott farmland into seven buildable lots and a large agricultural reserve.
  • A house on Georgica Road in East Hampton Village was burglarized sometime between April 17 and last Thursday, when the homeowner called police.
  • East Hampton Town police said two men were driving drunk early Sunday morning.

Blogs by this author:

  • 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.