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  • Part of a fading era in Montauk came tumbling down on Friday, as a wrecking crew began demolishing the iconic East Deck Motel at Ditch Plain Beach.
  • East Hampton Town police charged two men with felony criminal contempt in recent days for violating orders of protection.
  • Ronald A. King Jr., 39, accused by East Hampton Town police of taking a single mother’s car on Memorial Day weekend and destroying it in a drunken crash, was indicted by a grand jury in Riverside Friday on multiple felony charges.
  • On Amagansett Main Street at a little after midnight Friday, East Hampton Town police spotted a 1991 Dodge pickup truck with a burnt-out taillight hanging by wires, and wound up charging its driver, Zachary Persico of Springs, 27, with felony drunken driving.
  • Much of a piece of pre-gentrified Montauk came tumbling down Friday, as a wrecking crew began demolishing the iconic East Deck Motel.
  • Calls for police assistance over the Memorial Day weekend were up from last year’s, although Chief Michael Sarlo of the East Hampton Town Police Department said the overall tenor and tone in the streets was calmer.
  • A Sag Harbor single mother with a 2-month-old son has been left without a vehicle, after her 2005 Jeep Cherokee was taken without her permission and destroyed, the driver crashing into a LIPA pole, and then into a tree Saturday night in Springs.
  • A high-speed chase through the streets of Springs ended at dawn Sunday with a driver in handcuffs, charged with three felonies related to driving while intoxicated.
  • Safe Harbor Retreat, a California company that operates the Dunes, an in-house treatment center in East Hampton’s Northwest Woods has asked the United States Supreme Court to review a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decision rejecting its lawsuit claiming the Town of East Hampton has violated the federal Fair Housing Act.
  • James Gene Sbardella, a 36-year-old with a criminal record who has drifted back and forth between Lake City, Fla., and East Hampton in recent years, was in police custody yet again this week, charged with three counts of felony burglary and two of criminal mischief.

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