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  • Rebuilding or replacing a trailer in the Montauk Shores Condominium usually stirs controversy when applications come before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals.
  • He is Jamaican. He is a big man, tall and broad. He gets on in Montauk with me at 7 a.m. We both sit down in front, where there is more legroom. We are riding the 10C.
  • Sean P. Ludwick, the New York real estate developer accused of being drunk at 2 a.m. on Sunday when his 2013 Porsche convertible crashed into a utility pole, killing his passenger, Paul Hansen of Noyac, appeared in Southampton Town Justice Court on Friday.
  • The East Hampton Town Ordinance Enforcement Department served the Surf Lodge in Montauk with citations on Aug. 25 for an illegal change of use and a site plan violation, both stemming from the use of the outdoor deck, which has never received site plan approval, as a pop-up yoga studio, according to Betsy Bambrick, the town’s director of code enforcement.
  • Three local men charged in separate incidents with workplace-related crimes were arraigned recently in East Hampton Town Justice Court.
  • Sean P. Ludwick, a former partner in BlackHouse Development, a New York City real estate firm, was charged with drunken driving early Sunday morning.
  • Jose M. Chuchuca-Loja, 37, an East Hampton Village resident, was driving a 1995 Toyota Celica, police said, when he struck another car at the intersection of Newtown Lane and Main Street and drove away. A Carlos Taxi driver, who saw what happened, called police and then followed the Toyota to the 23-hour parking lot near Lumber Lane.

  • At about 4:30 Friday morning, a man who was renting a house for the weekend forced his way into a house elsewhere in Montauk.
  • Supreme Court Justice dismissed a countersuit by the restaurant’s lawyers, Jordan & LeVerrier, against the town, which sought damages in connection with an ongoing lawsuit the town has brought against Cyril’s.
  • Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward in exchange for information that leads to the capture of two men who burglarized Bay Kitchen Bar in East Hampton Sunday morning.

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  • The New York State Department of Labor's web site, through which the unemployed claim weekly benefits, crashed over the weekend, leaving people unable to file for weekly benefits since then.
  • A vigil calling for a full police investigation into the death of Lilia Aucapina will be held Tuesday at Southampton Town Hall.
  • 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.