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  • Cyril’s Fish House on Napeague will likely have to start scaling back to its much smaller 30-years-ago size one of these days, according to the latest ruling in East Hampton Town’s ongoing lawsuit against the roadside restaurant.

    The town is seeking to force Cyril’s to remove a number of structures erected since 1984 and operate as it did then. A State Supreme Court Justice has denied the town’s request for a preliminary injunction, but concluded in his decision, released last week, that “the likelihood of success favors the town.”

  • A Springs man’s claim of police brutality during an arrest in January was rejected by a jury last Thursday in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

    Five women and one man found William Cuthbert, 56, guilty of two of three charges against him after a three-day trial. The most serious charge, misdemeanor resisting arrest, can result in up to a year in prison, but courtroom observers said that was unlikely.

  • Two Springs men who had vehicular accidents there last week ended up in the custody of the East Hampton Town Police, facing charges of driving while intoxicated.

    Kevin E. Collum, 58, was driving a 2007 Mercedes-Benz east on Hog Creek Road last Thursday night when a deer ran in front of his car, according to the accident report. He veered off the road, lost control of the vehicle, and crashed into a utility pole near White Burch Lane. Mr. Collum, who was not hurt, was asked to perform roadside sobriety tests, which police said he failed.

  • Tom Preiato is leaving his post as East Hampton Town's chief building inspector for a position in the Village of Sag Harbor.
  • A Queens man who was seen at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons on Oct. 8 carrying an expandable baton was referred for psychiatric evaluation Friday after an appearance in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

    Two officials of the center who approached the man and asked what he wanted were told that he “was here to pray to the gods.” After-school activities were taking place on the grounds, and the two asked him leave. The man, identified the next day as Daniel Glazer, 41, of Rego Park, reportedly slammed the baton against the ground, shutting it, and drove off.

  • Two local women were charged with aggravated drunken driving recently, one of whom also faces a felony charge of violating the terms of a conditional license.

    Deanna M. Sica, 47, of Northwest Woods was driving erratically on Three Mile Harbor Road at about 8:30 p.m. last Thursday, according to East Hampton Town police, when they pulled her over. She failed roadside sobriety tests, police said, and spent the rest of the night in a holding cell at police headquarters in Wainscott.

  • Bunky was a real writer’s cat. When I would sit down at my laptop, he would jump onto the desk and circle around my workspace. He was of the belief that the keyboard was the perfect resting place. I would gently dissuade him from lying on the keys. He would eventually give in, moving to the side or the back of my laptop, and lie down. Sometimes he would watch me, and sometimes he would sleep.

  • William C. Hurley of Sag Harbor, who admitted to being drunk when his pickup truck hit a BMW driving in the opposite direction on Route 114 last year, injuring the driver and her 6-year-old son, was sentenced on Tuesday to two years in state prison.
  • Donald Torr will serve five years probation. The Suffolk County district attorney's office had recommended prison time.
  • Police were on high alert Friday and local schools were briefly put on lockdown as officers from nine departments conducted a townwide search for a despondent man who had fired a shotgun at his house in Springs.

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  • 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.