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  • A New Year’s Day incident stemming from a lovers’ triangle led on Monday to the arrest of an East Hampton man.

    Darius Z. Petty, 24, was in the county jail in Riverside as of yesterday, unable to post the $5,000 bail set by East Hampton Town Justice Lisa Rana during his arraignment on Tuesday. He is charged with felony criminal mischief as well as menacing, a misdemeanor.

  • A Springs man who was arrested early New Year’s morning on an aggravated charge of driving while intoxicated was taken at some point afterward to Southampton Hospital with unspecified injuries and not arraigned until the next day.

    East Hampton Town police said they spotted Juan P. Farez, 29, making an illegal turn that morning from the parking lot behind Amagansett Main Street and then driving down the center safety lane. “Yes, I have been drinking, and I shouldn’t have been driving,” he reportedly told them.

  • Police said Thomas Gilbert, a 70-year-old part-time East Hampton Town resident, was killed by a single shot to the head in a bedroom in his apartment on Beekman Place on Sunday afternoon.
  • A New York hedge fund founder with a house in East Hampton's Georgica Association was shot dead in his apartment Manhattan Sunday afternoon.
  • A Christmas night dispute in Springs ended with a Montauk man under arrest on multiple charges, including aggravated drunken driving, reckless endangerment, and assault, all misdemeanors, as well as a felony charge of unlicensed driving.

  • The East Hampton Town Planning Board will hold four public hearings Wednesday night, including one for a proposed subdivision in Wainscott that has generated controversy and three others that have not been questioned.

  • A lifetime resident of East Hampton is greeting the New Year in county jail after pleading guilty on Monday to harassment, a violation. Lewis C. Seitz, 58, was sentenced to 15 days in jail.

    Mr. Seitz was arrested Friday night after a dispute with Alexander Colonna, the owner of the Springs house in which he lived. Mr. Seitz had shoved Mr. Colonna, according to the police.

  • David Osiecki, whose mental competency has been in question since his arrest for allegedly setting a fire at a Bridgehampton house in April, is also accused of trying to burn down a bar in Patchogue five months earlier.
  • An East Hampton man who recently moved to Springs was arrested early Monday morning on a felony drunken-driving charge by the East Hampton Village police. Jesse Scott Lien, 33, reportedly told police he had had “a couple of beers” when he was pulled over on Montauk Highway near Green Hollow Road. Police said he was driving on the shoulder of the road at the time.

  • A 54-year-old East Hampton man has been indicted on two sex-crime charges involving a minor after allegedly convincing an out-of-state teenager to take and send him nude cellphone photographs of herself.

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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.