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  • The New York State Police Department has added at least two more squad cars to patrol in Montauk on weekend nights.
  • Last October, Mr. Shoshi, 29, distraught over his troubled marriage to a woman in his native Kosovo, had led East Hampton Town and Village police on a manhunt after firing three rounds from a shotgun inside the Springs house he shared with his parents.
  • A Sagaponack man, David Osiecki, 65, pleaded guilty on May 26 to one of two arson charges, admitting in a Central Islip courtroom that he had set the April 19, 2014, fire that seriously damaged a $34 million house on Dune Road in Bridgehampton. Its owner, Ziel Feldman, was an acquaintance of Mr. Osiecki’s.
  • To listen to some, men in fedoras in the Town of East Hampton are a sure sign that civilization as we know it has come to an end.
  • There were 11 alcohol-related arrests in East Hampton Town over the past week, mostly over the holiday weekend.
  • When Edward Orr Sr., a driver for Road Runner Taxi in Montauk, picked up three people from Manhattan Friday morning at the Montauk train station, there was nothing unusual about the call. They were headed, on the first day of the big holiday weekend, to a summer rental on South Fulton Drive, a dirt road off Old West Lake Drive.

  • Luis Marin-Castro allegedly crashed through the split rail fence in Justice Lisa R. Rana's front yard on Sunday. Also arrested this weekend was Dane Murphy, a pro soccer player with the New York Cosmos.
  • A 32-year-old Northwest Woods man was arrested last week on a felony charge of sexually abusing an East Hampton High School student under the age of 17.
  • The season started a week early on local roads, with a noticeable increase in the number of drunken-driving arrests.
  • Nancy Keeshan, a member of the East Hampton Town Planning Board, has been fighting for three years to prevent the placement of a canopy over a Montauk gasoline station.

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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.