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  • Three men, the driver of a Chevrolet S.U.V. and two passengers, were arrested on felony charges related to cocaine trafficking after a routine traffic stop in Montauk at about midnight Friday.
  • Bobby Conte Thornton, 24, a recent transplant from the West Coast to Manhattan, was charged with drunken driving early Saturday morning on Cedar Street in East Hampton.
  • A Sag Harbor man, David Wisner, 42, accused by police of choking his girlfriend early Friday morning until she passed out, was arrested later that day on a felony charge of strangulation.
  • A 2006 Mini Cooper rear-ended a 2015 Toyota on West Lake Drive in Montauk Friday night just before 10 p.m., resulting in trips to Southampton Hospital for five people.
  • Responding to a report of 2015 Dodge Charger with flashing emergency red and white lights forcing cars off the road in Montauk on Sunday afternoon, East Hampton Town police arrested a Brooklyn man, Krishna L. Parihar, on charges of impersonating an officer.
  • Nineteen people were charged with violations of the town code when The East Hampton Town Code Enforcement Department, working with the Building Department, fire marshals, and town police, executed a search warrant at 13 Beech Hollow Court in Montauk at 6 a.m.
  • Two women were charged within a three-day period recently for driving while intoxicated with children under 15 in the car, an automatic felony under Leandra’s Law.
  • An East Hampton man was charged with misdemeanor drunken driving in Springs shortly before 3 a.m. yesterday after crashing a sport utility vehicle into a tree, seriously injuring his passenger.
  • An East Hampton woman, Angelique M. Smith, 39, is facing two felony charges after a domestic altercation with her boyfriend on Aug. 22. East Hampton Town police accused Ms. Smith of repeatedly striking Levy Mwanza before hurling a flowerpot at his head and smashing the front window of his 2003 Ford.
  • East Hampton Town police arrested a Manhattan man Sunday on misdemeanor charges of reckless boating while intoxicated after he ran his vessel aground, injuring four passengers, all of whom were taken by ambulance to Southampton Hospital. The man, Benjamin Plum, 33, was held overnight for a Monday morning arraignment.

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  • The Stephen Talkhouse, a popular nightspot on Main Street in Amagansett, will be the site of a three-hour fund-raiser on March 19 for Jordan Johnson, a former East Hampton High School student who is in a rehabilitation facility in Manhattan as the result of an apparent drug overdose on Jan. 29.

  • The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Tuesday night has been canceled. The four public hearings concerning applications for variances that were to take place will be held, instead, in March. The new date will be published Monday.

  • St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Cisne, the Patroness of Ecuador, with its Spanish-speaking parishioners this weekend.
  • The four-acre-plus beachfront site at Ditch Plain in Montauk will be the subject of public hearings before the East Hampton Town Planning and Zoning Boards on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
  • 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.