An East Hampton Town police patrol car parked overnight at 52 South Embassy Road in Montauk, the hamlet’s police substation, was reportedly one of many vehicles — 27 at last count — whose tires were slashed by vandals on the night of March 22, hours before the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Several cars parked within 50 yards of the station were also among those targeted.
Hampton Racquet at Green Hollow, a tennis club on Buckskill Road, is expected to fight 30 East Hampton Town citations in Justice Court on Monday for work allegedly done without permits and ignoring a stop-work order. According to Michael Sendlenski, an attorney for the town, the club and the town are nearing a resolution. The slightly larger than six-acre property is zoned for residential use, but the club is a legal use because it existed before the zoning was put in place.
In downtown Montauk early Sunday morning, hours before the St. Patrick’s Day parade began, vandals were out slashing tires on at least 10 vehicles, some of which had two or three tires destroyed.
Jerry Uribe, a driver with Surf Taxi who was on duty that morning, thinks the total number of cars targeted was much higher than the 10 reported. Mr. Uribe said a friend of his who lives on South Emerson Avenue had five vehicles, including his work truck, attacked. One had gravel poured into the gas tank.
The annual morning-after-St. Patrick’s-Day parade took place on Monday in East Hampton Justice Court, with five handcuffed, not-so-happy participants and about 20 friends and family members watching. Justice Steven Tekulsky arraigned three men who were arrested in Montauk during or just after the parade and a fourth who was charged in East Hampton Village after leaving it.
An East Hampton man arrested last week for allegedly selling cocaine here was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in Riverhead.
Moshe A. Stephens, 32, was arrested by East Hampton Town police working in conjunction with Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota’s East End Drug Task Force last Thursday afternoon and charged with making two sales of cocaine last year, both class B felonies.
The owners of a more than five-acre parcel in the Georgica Association on the Wainscott side of Georgica Pond went before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals on March 4, seeking variances that would allow them to subdivide it into two buildable lots. Whether the board will approve the requests may hinge on two things: The property has been almost entirely cleared of natural vegetation and, in an unusual arrangement, the applicants, Florence and Ken Joseph, own the land but do not control three of the four residences on it.