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  • Joseph R. Dowling, 24, of Sag Harbor, a former star player for the East Hampton High School football team, was arraigned in Sag Harbor Village Justice Court Saturday morning on two felony charges, possession of heroin with an intent to sell and possession of more than half an ounce of the narcotic.
  • Town police, working with the New York State Liquor Authority, snared four bars and two retail shops in Montauk for allegedly selling alcohol to a minor.
  • South Fork residents came together on Sunday for two peaceful rallies to speak out against the shooting deaths of black men at the hands of police elsewhere in the country.
  • An Orange County man, Michael J. Lounsbury, 34, was jailed over the weekend in lieu of $10,000 bail following his arrest in downtown Montauk a little after midnight last Thursday.
  • Christian R. Fusco of Ronkonkoma, 25, put his head and shoulder through a window after yelling at people inside.
  • The East Hampton Town Planning Board looked askance at a site plan application for a 50-foot tall tower at St. Peter’s Episcopal Chapel on Old Stone Highway in Springs at its meeting Tuesday night.
  • Between Saturday and Monday there were three serious accidents in which helicopters were called to take people to Stony Brook University Hospital’s level-one trauma center.
  • East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky imposed maximum fines on two corporations Monday, one in connection with the controversial Napeague bar and restaurant called Cyril’s Fish House, and the other in a default judgment against the Hampton Land Corp., which owns the Inn at East Hampton on Montauk Highway.
  • Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota announced a major arrest sweep of East End drug dealers on Tuesday. The result, he said, is the destruction of two big operations, one dealing in cocaine; the other, heroin.
  • An East Hampton man is facing an assault charge after allegedly punching an acquaintance on the side of the head hard enough to send him to the hospital with bleeding on the brain.

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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.